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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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10 October 2014
Here you will find a summary of news pieces that we have been publishing throughout the years.
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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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29 May 2014
Fixed mortgage rates have fallen for a fifth consecutive week, reaching their lowest levels in seven months, according to today's Freddie Mac weekly rate survey.
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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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17 April 2014
Average interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to their lowest level in two and a half months this week, according to figures released today by Freddie Mac.
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27 March 2014
What's the state of your local housing market? Everyone would like to know, particularly before buying or selling a home.Now, Freddie Mac has just released a new tool to help you assess whether your local market is sluggish, overheated or in pretty good balance.
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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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30 January 2014
Retirees trying to buy a home can run into a Catch-22 at the bank.
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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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20 November 2013
Home purchase mortgages are expected to outnumber refinances next year for the first time since the turn of the century, according to a new forecast from Freddie Mac.
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24 October 2013
Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels in four months this week, amid growing assumptions that the Federal Reserve will not scale back its bond purchase program any time before the end of the year.
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