Wednesday: Trade Deficit, ADP Employment, ISM non-Mfg

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:15 AM, The ADP Employment Report for January. This report is for private payrolls only (no government). The consensus is for 159,000 payroll jobs added in January, down from 202,000 added in December. […]


U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Filings Bankruptcy Filings Increased Slightly in 2019

From the U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Filings Increase Slightly Bankruptcy filings increased slightly for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2019, compared with cases for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. It was the second straight quarter that bankruptcy filings rose, after annual declines […]

Real Estate

Top 10 Most Beautiful Viral Homes of 2019

From modern mansions with pools overlooking the city to grand estates surrounded by evergreen trees, let’s take a look back at the top 10 most beautiful homes that went viral in 2019. 1. [block]0[/block] Berwyn, IL Listing Price: $535,000Views: 186,086 This historic octagon mansion was recently redesigned, blending the beauty of Chicago-style bungalows with a […]


CoreLogic: House Prices up 4.0% Year-over-year in December

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for December. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for November. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA). From CoreLogic: CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Increased by 4.0% Year Over Year Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over […]


Thanks for 29,822 reads

I can’t help noticing numbers. Deep down, and sometimes well hidden, I remain a chartered accountant. And as yesterday unfolded I noticed the volume of traffic on this site growing. There were 29,822 reads yesterday. Most were on freeports and Boris Johnson. But the future of Scotland also got a good look in. That was […]


Tuesday: BEA Vehicle Sales

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Digging Deeper Into Multi-Year Lows Now, as the new week begins, Treasury yields and MBS alike are indicating slightly higher rates than Friday, but because lenders played it so safe, they were instead able to offer slightly LOWER rates today. Simply put, mortgage rates are even […]