Operations Employee Of The Quarter!

Lance Rawlinson

Lance lives in the small town of Celina, TX with two Dirty Cow Dogs, two Cats, a Macaw, a ton of books & a few guns. Some of Lance's hobbies are reading, cleaning, ironing, and taking in as much baseball as is humanly possible, as well as taking the occasional nap.

Lance's favorite thing about LeaderOne: My colleagues who are always pleasant, supportive and willing to help when things get a bit sideways and doing so with smiles on their faces!

Comments by Lance's Co-Workers:

"Lance is one of the most dedicated employees you could find. He has even been known to drive to work through ice storms if he feels there are customers relying on him."

--Michael Stoddart, COO

"Always there to answer any questions or pick up any slack when needed even though he is on a different team."

"Helpful, positive, educational."

Sales Employee Of The Quarter!

Andrea Barnes

Andrea comes form Grain Vally, MO, with her husband and three children. They enjoy going to the Lake of the Ozarks during the summer, love the outdoors and boating and love getting involved with all of their kids activites and sports!

Andrea's favorite thing about LeaderOne: Watching the company grow and expand and I love that everyone can have an impact on the direction of the company, the sky is the limit!

Comments by Andrea's Co-Workers:

"Andrea started as a processor with L1, became a loan officer, hired an LO, opened her office and added two more employees... now a Tier Two.... she definitely had a plan and followed it through. In addition, I have seen nothing but EXCEPTIONAL customer surveys from her closings. They state her knowledge, professionalism and timely closings as reasons they will continue to come back to LeaderOne! Great job, Andrea!"

- David Brockes, Regional Manager

"Andrea started our branch a year and half ago and has now grown our team to 2 LOs and 2 Processors. She is always spearheading new ideas and implementing new plans to grow our office."

Questions? Call LeaderOne Financial at 800-270-3416.
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Mortgage News Daily News Feed

Mortgage Rates Hold Sideways to Slightly Higher

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates managed to hold their ground in most cases today. That's a refreshing turn of events considering the forceful move higher seen on Friday afternoon and yesterday. Granted, that spike in rates followed a strong move to the lowest levels in over 5 months on Friday morning, but it was still not fun to see all of Friday's gains erased. In that sense today didn't add any additional insult to injury. Most lenders are right in line with yesterday's latest levels though there are a few who marginally increased costs. That means that borrowers would still likely be seeing the same note rates as yesterday, with Conventional 30yr fixed loans being quoted in a range from 3.75 - 3.875%. To reiterate a point made yesterday, with the exception of last Friday, rates are as low as they've been...(read more)

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MBS RECAP: Slightly Stronger After Morning Volatility

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Bond markets came into the domestic session roughly unchanged, but soon found themselves under pressure. Before 9am, concerns over the day's corporate bond issuance along with advancing equities conspired to push Treasury yields quickly higher. That's "quick," mind you-- not "much." In other words, today's trading range was narrow for multiple sectors. 10yr yields remained between 2.028 and 2.077 with most trading happening between 2.05 and 2.03. Fannie 3.0 MBS were similarly narrow with prices ranging from 101-14 to 101-22. Even stocks had their narrowest trading range since 9/29. Along with the lack of any significant movement, we also didn't have much volume. Perhaps market participants are gearing up for the 3-day weekend (Columbus Day) or perhaps the...(read more)

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MBS MID-DAY: Bonds Recover After Morning Weakness

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Overnight trading was inconsequential for domestic bond markets with both Treasuries and MBS hitting New York hours very close to 'unchanged.' Asian market hours saw very slight gains and European hours marked the onset of the selling pressure. The weakness persisted through 10am, at which point domestic bond markets f ound their cues to hold ground . MBS and Treasuries have been doing a lot of 'follow-the-leader' of late, where the leader could be anything from stock prices to German Bund yields to corporate bond issuance. Indeed part of the more abrupt weakness between 8:30am and 9:00am this morning was in response to the early corporate bond announcements. Apart from the supply/demand justification, a more general consideration is the aforementioned "following."...(read more)

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Home Price Appreciation Better Than Expected -CoreLogic

Posted To: MND NewsWire

CoreLogic said on Tuesday that its Home Price Index (HPI) including distressed sales rose on a year-over-basis for the 42 nd consecutive month in August. The HPI was up 6.9 percent compared to August 2014, the second month in a row that the annual increase was at that level. The index was up 1.2 percent compared to July. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE As we noted last month, the differential between CoreLogic's two HPIs, one including and one excluding distressed property sales had narrowed to the point of being negligible . The company has apparently discontinued the public reporting of the latter index. Two states posted double digit annual price increases. In Colorado the HPI rose 10.4 percent and in Washington it was up 10.3 percent. The third largest increase, 9.3 percent...(read more)

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Credit Access Continues Slow but Steady Improvement

Posted To: MND NewsWire

A loosening of access to GSE (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae) loans in September, contributed to a slight increase in the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI.) The Mortgage Bankers Association said that its index increased 0.3 percent in September to a reading of 126.5. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases in the index are indicative of loosening credit. The index has risen steadily, except for a slight downturn in July, since October 2014. The MCAI consists of four component indices. Of the four , the Conventional MCAI saw the greatest loosening , rising 1.1 percent over the month. The Conforming MCAI was up 0.8 percent. The Jumbo MCAI was unchanged over the month and the Government MCAI decreased 0.2 percent. "Credit availability increased...(read more)

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