MBS Week Ahead: Treasury Auction Supply in Focus as Ceiling Battle Continues

 Three weeks ago, the bond market made its first attempt to rally toward lower yields after ending the previous week bouncing at a ceiling of 1.75% in the 10yr. Traders were generally upbeat as they moved through the 2 and 5 year Treasury auctions, but the gains fizzled after a weak 7 year auction. That high-to-low move effectively set the sid...
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2020 Property Tax Increases Outpaced Inflation

American home owners received bills for $323 billion in property taxes last year, a 5.4 percent increase from $306.4 billion in 2019. ATTOM Data Solutions says that the average bill for each of the 87 million single-family homes in the country was $3,719, an effective tax rate of 1.1 percent. This average was up 4.4 percent from $3,561 in 2019 whil...
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Fannie/Freddie Announce End Dates for QM Rules

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have released information to their lenders confirming that any loans they purchase after July 1, 2021 must conform to the agreement made on their behalf in January by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) with the Department of Treasury, amending the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (PSPA). Although ...
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