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Calculated Risk: Update on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Reduction

Calculated Risk: Update on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Reduction.

“Lenders can cancel loans in process so borrowers can obtain lower annual MIP. As Swanson notes, there will probably be a surge in loans starting January 26th (all the canceled loans, and an increase in refinance activity). 14 more words


Catherine's Comments--Calculated Risk Book Review

Calculated Risk by Zoe McCarthy

Everyone knows opposites attract, but do extreme opposites attract?

That’s the question author Zoe McCarthy poses in her book Calculated Risk… 286 more words

Book Reviews



Friday January 2nd

It would seem that some have hit 2015 running.

Paul Nicholls claimer, Sean Bowen, is red hot. 5 from the last 7 and 7 from 17 in the last 14 days. 986 more words

Wednesday Writers Welcomes Zoe McCarthy

Today Wednesday Writers is welcoming Zoe McCarthy, author of Calculated Risk. Zoe will be giving away either a print copy (within the US only) or an e-book copy for readers inside or outside the US to one commenter on her post. 3,301 more words


Why Cut Production?

In Low Gasoline Prices – Good or Bad?, I briefly discussed various conspiracy theories way back when US gasoline was $3.05/gallon. Now US auto fuels are closer to $2.00/gallon – in some areas – and international oil prices are trending lower than $60/barrel. 423 more words


Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate: Mostly Demographics and Long Term Trends

This is a very important article that adds to understanding about the persistent US high employment rate. Henry Luke

by Bill McBride on 12/07/2014 12:48:00 PM… 105 more words

New Releases

OFF THE GRID By Karyn Good

Spicy Romantic Suspense Released Nov 7 by The Wild Rose Press in print and ebook

Nothing fazes Dr. Sophie Monroe—until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve claiming the baby’s father is one of the city’s most influential businessmen. 320 more words

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