A look at the bond market provides insight into what moves mortgage rates up and down.
Mortgage loan modifications have been big news lately. Unfortunately, that's largely because of all the difficulties homeowners are having getting one. What can you do to improve your odds of being approved?
For years, appraisers have complained that they're routinely pressured by mortgage brokers to tweak home values and influence housing prices up or down. But now, fresh regulations are going into effect that are intended to put a stop to this kind of unfair tampering and tinkering.