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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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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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26 September 2013
Fixed mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels since mid-July this past week, following the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain its current level of economic stimulus for the time being.
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6 August 2013
Thirty-year mortgages will still be around, but will likely be a bit more expensive under the proposal President Obama laid out today for replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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25 July 2013
Mortgage rates are down again this week, easing concerns that the recent increases might put a crimp in the recovering housing market.
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9 May 2013
Mortgage rates headed higher this week on the strength of a better-than-expected employment report, ending five straight weeks of declines that sent average rates on some loan types to new record lows.
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18 April 2013
Mortgage rates edged down again this week, posting their third consecutive decline with 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) falling to a new record low in the weekly Freddie Mac rate survey.
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19 March 2013
A group of state attorneys general are calling for the replacement of Federal Housing Finance Agency head Edward DeMarco, saying his refusal to allow mortgage principle reductions is unduly prolonging the foreclosure crisis.
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7 March 2013
Mortgage rates are holding largely steady this week, with only minor changes among the major loan types, according to today's Freddie Mac weekly rate survey.
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5 March 2013
A new business entity intended as an eventual successor to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be launched this year by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the acting director of the agency has announced.
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26 February 2013
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be totally eliminated to make room for an expanded role for private capital in the U.S.mortgage market, under a plan released today by a major centrist think tank.
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31 January 2013
Mortgage rates are up sharply this week, with the most popular loan types up a full tenth of a percentage point, according to the weekly Freddie Mac rate survey.
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17 September 2012
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making it easier for borrowers with irregular income to refinance their mortgages through HARP, as long as they have other financial assets to draw upon.
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4 September 2012
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will raise the fees they charge to guarantee single-family mortgages, beginning this fall, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced.
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4 June 2012
Mortgages refinanced under the federal HARP program nearly doubled in the first quarter of the year, following the announcement of new program guidelines last fall.
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12 April 2012
Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages dropped sharply this week, with the lowest mortgage rates on record reported for15-year home loans.
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22 March 2012
Mortgage rates surged this past week, ending months of lethargy and sending interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate loans above 4 percent for the first time since October.
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17 March 2012
If you haven't been able to refinance[https://www.mortgageloan.com/refinance-mortgage] your underwater mortgage yet, now might be the time to do it.
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10 February 2012
The federal HARP mortgage refinance program can be a huge boon for underwater homeowners.But if you have PMI, there's a little hitch you should know about.
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8 February 2012
Recent changes to HARP mean that some 6.7 million homeowners will be eligible to refinance their mortgage to a lower interest rate under the government-backed program.
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