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For years, mortgage lenders and consumers, as well as other real estate professionals, have depended on our expertise to provide high-quality value estimates on all sorts of homes in Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  By continuously keeping up with local real estate trends  and staying current on valuation techniques through accredited courses, we've been consistently able to generate reliable home valuations for people just like you.

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Technology plays a prominent part in how North Wing Appraisal does business. It helps keep costs down while maintaining superb quality and responsive service.   We also believe that regardless of the business, service is the top reason a client comes, goes, repeats or gives your number to others.  We keep this in mind whether you're talking to us on the phone, in e-mail or talking in person.   Our goal is simply an unsurpassed experience for our clients.   Call North Wing Appraisal today. We guarantee you'll see the difference, too.

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Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.55% 4.7%
15-yr Fixed 4.01% 4.22%
1-yr Adj 2.76% 3.42%
* national averages
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Rates End Near Last Week"s Highs After Data Swings For Fences
8/5/2022 5:55 PM
The big monthly jobs report from the Labor Department (officially "The Employment Situation) is one of the most reliable sources of volatility for interest rates.  While this was much easier to observe before the pandemic, key economic reports have been getting more and more attention as the market looks for evidence that inflation and tighter...Read More
Strong Data Redefining The Rate Outlook
8/5/2022 2:57 PM
Strong Data Redefining The Rate Outlook Between Wednesday"s ISM Services data and Friday"s jobs report, the market was faced with two compelling "yeah buts" to what has generally been a symphony of economic bearishness over the past few weeks.  Whereas inflation reports in June and July ultimately didn...Read More
How The Jobs Surge Compares to Inflation Data When it Comes to Bond Volatility
8/5/2022 12:29 PM
This morning"s jobs report showed payroll creation at 528k for July compared to a median forecast of 250k and a previous reading of 398k.  Perhaps equally as damaging to the bond market, wages came in at 0.5 vs 0.3 f"cast and were revised up another 0.1 last month.  Potent arguments against recession (or in favor of wage inflation) spell ...Read More
UW Productivity, Bid Tape/AOT, Origination, Doc Handling Products; National MI and Equifax; Payroll Data Drives Rates
8/5/2022 9:48 AM
Please answer the short questionnaire at the end of the Commentary. Okay, just kidding. I have grown to really dislike a survey request after I stay at a hotel, fly somewhere, or fill up at the gas station. But for brokers who wouldn’t mind providing a little input, a fintech company that I know of is looking for “a preferred tech stack.” Brokers w...Read More
Bonds Hang on to Modest Gains Ahead of Jobs Report
8/4/2022 3:31 PM
Refreshingly Resilient Ahead of Jobs Report Bonds began the day with a slight boost from Europe"s reaction to the Bank of England announcement (emphasis on "slight").  Gains faded heading into the 9:30am NYSE open, but bounce back in short order.  Both MBS and Treasuries remained sideways in modes...Read More
Bonds Getting into Position for NFP; 10yr Pivots Below 2.71% Yet Again
8/4/2022 11:26 AM
This morning"s announcement from the Bank of England (BOE) led to a bond rally that helped 10yr yields hit 2.656% and MBS gain more than an eighth of a point in early trading.  They"ve since moderated a bit and will spend the rest of the day getting into position for tomorrow"s jobs report.  Technicals, corporate issuance, Fed comments, g...Read More
Critical Cliff"s Notes For Today"s Mortgage Rate News (We"re Not Below 5% Anymore)
8/4/2022 10:01 AM
Regular readers are all too familiar with my fairly regular habit of explaining discrepancies between reality and the typical mortgage rate headlines on Thursdays.  What"s up with Thursday?  That"s when Freddie Mac releases its weekly mortgage rate survey. Freddie"s survey is the longest-running, most deeply entrenched catalog of histori...Read More
Quality Control, API, Non-QM, HELOC Products; OpenDoor Penalty; Two Harbors/RoundPoint Deal
8/4/2022 9:43 AM
“Senility has been a smooth transition for me.” So quipped an attendee here at the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association conference in Grand Rapids. The aging mortgage banker workforce continues to be a concern around the nation, but there are certainly lenders and vendors attempting to “bring in new blood.” The FTC’s $62 million fine of Opendoor’s...Read More
Surprisingly Resilient After Stronger ISM Data
8/3/2022 2:16 PM
Surprisingly Resilient After Stronger ISM Data Wednesday"s key data point was the ISM Non-Manufacturing index.  The ISM indices always have the power to move markets.  Their relevance is arguably amplified at present as investors sift through cues regarding inflation and economic contraction....Read More
Rates Up Roughly Half a Percent in 2 Days
8/3/2022 1:10 PM
We"ve devoted lots of time and space recently to discussing the uncommon mortgage rate environment recently.  The abbreviated thesis can be reduced to a few key bullet points: Mortgage rates involve both the rate itself and the upfront cost required to obtain that rate. Recently, there is much less distance between any two interest rates ...Read More

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