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March 1, 2013

Originations: Diary Of A Frustrated First-Time Homebuyer

March 1, 2013

Originations: Diary Of A Frustrated First-Time Homebuyer

Today’s Originations linkfest. Throwing the diamond heist in last for fun even though it was 10 days ago—those cats are sitting pretty while I’m sitting here staring at housing news. That said, the first one is my favorite today: important rate market primer in plain English.

RATES/PRODUCTS/HOUSING MARKET
– Convexity Hedging: What It Is & Why It Matters To Rate Markets (bond manager David Schawel)

– Diary Of A Frustrated First Time Homebuyer (Megan Hopkins, HousingWire)

– Return Of Interest Only Mortgages (Annamaria Andriotis, Marketwatch)

HOUSING POLICY
– Heads of mortgage & realtor lobbies testify on FHA’s condition (Jann Swanson, MortgageNewsDaily)

– Bipartisan Group Calls For Winding Down Fannie/Freddie (Margaret Chadbourn, Reuters)

– What Bernanke Didn’t Say About Housing This Week (Caroline Baum, Bloomberg)

SEQUESTER
– Sequester Explained In 60 Seconds (FloatingPath)

– How Budget Sequestration Will Impact Each State (FloatingPath)

– LATEST: Washington Drifts Into Budget Crisis (Richard McGregor, FT)

FUN
– Multimillion Dollar Diamond Heist In Brussels (AP via YahooNews)
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