Massive joblessness and overly-inviting wording in the CARES Act with respect to forbearances is creating the biggest surge in mortgage non-payment ever seen. Mortgage investors have quickly reevaluated what they’re willing to pay for certain scenarios. The greater the number of forbearance risk factors, the higher you can expect the rate to be, EVEN IF you personally don’t agree that the risk factor applies in your case.
Source: Kevin Litwicki MBSLIVE
The Truth About Skipping Mortgage Payments (And The Consequences)

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With ongoing unemployment claims soon to be 3 times higher than the previous record set in 2009 and the blanket forbearance pledge in the CARES Act, the percentage of homeowners not making mortgage payments has surged to previously unimaginable levels at an even more unimaginable pace.
Source: Kevin Litwicki MBSLIVE
In Response to Mortgage Market Concerns, Government Says "Take a Number!"

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There’s been no shortage of crazy weeks in the mortgage market lately, and this one was not to be outdone. By the end, the prices of the bonds that normally determine mortgage rates surged well into record highs. That would normally suggest the lowest mortgage rates ever, but the average lender is nowhere close.
Source: Kevin Litwicki MBSLIVE
Who Broke The Mortgage Market And When Will It Be Fixed?

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