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5 February 2018
FHA loan limits and those for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the VA got a big boost in 2018, to a maximum of $679,650 in areas in the lower 48 states with high real estate values.
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1 December 2015
New changes to credit scoring, including use of rental payments and other forms of alternative credit, could make it easier to qualify for a mortgage and other consumer loans.
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12 September 2015
The HARP refinance program[https://www.mortgageloan.com/depth-guide-harp-20-9044] has enabled millions of low- and negative-equity homeowners to save billions of dollars by refinancing their mortgages to a new loan at a lower interest rate.But reducing your mortgage rate isn't the only benefit HARP can provide.
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5 January 2015
New Year's Day has come and gone, but there's still one more resolution you should make: get a HARP refinance for your underwater or low-equity mortgage, if you haven't done so already.
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11 December 2014
Mortgage loans with down payments of as little as 3 percent will be allowed through a pair of new programs announced this week by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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28 November 2014
Some former homeowners who lost their property to foreclosure can now buy their old homes back, simply by paying the current market price.
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22 November 2014
Looking to buy a home? One of the first things you need to do is save up enough money to be able to make a down payment of at least 20 percent of the purchase cost, right?.
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24 October 2014
Fannie Mae will soon begin authorizing mortgages for borrowers with as little as 3 percent down, according to a statement by the company's president and CEO.
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10 October 2014
Here you will find a summary of news pieces that we have been publishing throughout the years.
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24 July 2014
One of the better deals in real estate is coming to an end, as Fannie Mae is retiring its HomePath mortgage options for foreclosed properties this fall.
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25 June 2014
The clock is ticking on HARP, the federal program designed to help underwater and low-equity homeowners refinance their mortgages.
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15 May 2014
Steps to ease access to mortgage credit, including cutting the cost of FHA loans, were announced Tuesday by the two federal agencies that oversee the vast majority of U.S.residential mortgages.
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28 March 2014
Fannie Mae is extending a special offer that provides closing costs assistance for homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed property from their inventory, in response to strong demand for the program.
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12 March 2014
Mortgages with as little as 5 percent down would still be allowed under a Senate proposal for replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with first-time homebuyers allowed to put down as little as 3.5 percent.
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28 January 2014
Tonight's State of the Union message will be when President Barack Obama lays out his proposals and goals for the coming year.Will housing and mortgages be part of the mix?.
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25 January 2014
It's tough out there for first-time homebuyers.Despite a seemingly attractive housing market, many remain sidelined by low incomes, high debt or a combination of both.So what's the trick to finding a house you can afford?.
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17 December 2013
There's a big jump in mortgage fees coming this spring and it's headed straight for borrowers with good credit.
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14 December 2013
Changes at the top of federal bureaucracies often seem to have little effect on the average person.But this week's confirmation of former U.S.Rep.
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22 November 2013
The decision by Senate Democrats to push the button on the "nuclear option" will likely have a significant impact on home loans by clearing the way for two Obama nominees to key posts with major influence over the mortgage markets.
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11 October 2013
Housing and mortgage industry trade groups are banding together to press the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to hold off on its plans to reduce the size of mortgages that can be approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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