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US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January

...lead would-be buyers to wait until they have more choices. Weekly mortgage applications fell 13.2 percent, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last Wednesday.Affordability has become a problem as prices have climbed at a faster clip...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-23/us-home-sales-plunge-49-pe
New US home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

...lower rates to refinance their mortgages. Purchases are up 3 percent over the past 12 months, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.At the same time, the growth in prices for existing homes has been steadily slowing, putting more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-27/new-us-home-sales-jump-116
John Armstrong Pope

...President's Club of Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust Company as well as acting in various capacities with the National Mortgage Bankers Association, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, American Heart...

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Supreme Court could put brakes on government's job bias suits

...JPMorgan Chase & Co. paid nearly $1.5 million last year to settle charges of sexual harassment against 16 female mortgage bankers at an Ohio office. Also in 2014, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc. paid $1.3 million to settle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/supreme-court-could-put-br
Home sales driving Augusta's mortgage market

...2-9, which is the largest weekly gain since November 2008, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Mortgage Bankers Association.During that time, the volume of refinance applications jumped 66 percent, while purchase applications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-16/home-sales-
Biz Bits

MELISSA FULGHUMAward/honor: Received the 2014 Mortgage Banker of the Year by the Augusta Chapter of the Mortgage Bankers AssociationDetails: She works with Augusta Mortgage Co. and is a past president of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-16/biz-bits
Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

...motivating people."It gets people excited," said Michelle Meyer, an economist at Bank of America. "It gets mortgage bankers excited. It gets prospective buyers excited."The drop in rates could finally give homeowners like Issi and Amy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-19/financial-market-turmoil-c
John Allen

...Loan Officer. Royce was a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association and a member and past president of the Augusta Mortgage Bankers Association. He was also a member of the Metro Augusta...

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Georgia banks perform well at the start of the year

...up on Deans Bridge Road. MORTGAGES: We discussed Georgia banks, so how about mortgage banks. Busy? Well, the Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly mortgage applications survey says there were fewer applications because its index went down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-06-04/georgia-ban
Augusta home sales behind last year's results

...even then, the data from past seasons says it goes down to an average of five months. BUYERS WANT MORTGAGES: The Mortgage Bankers Association every week has information on who is seeking a mortgage and the rates they are getting. What is significant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-05-09/augusta-hom