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22 November 2016
What effect will Donald Trump's election have on mortgages and people who are looking to buy or refinance a home?.
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25 August 2016
HARP, the Home Affordable Refinance Program, is being extended through September 2017 and will be followed by a permanent streamlined refinance program for for low-equity and underwater homeowners.
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28 December 2015
Mortgage lenders are increasingly making it possible to do more of the process online, making it faster and more convenient while appealing to tech-loving Millennials as well.
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11 November 2015
The federal government isn't well known for cutting red tape and reducing bureaucratic obstacles.Recent changes in the VA home loan[[sitetree_link,id=1372]] program, however, may be turning that perception around a bit.
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23 January 2015
Fixed mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels in 20 months this week, with the average on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropping to 3.63 percent, according to today's weekly rate report from Freddie Mac.
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15 January 2015
Finding the best rate and deal on a mortgage can be a challenge - how do you compare all those competing offers out there? However, a new online tool unveiled this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tries to make it a bit easier.
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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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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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5 September 2014
New rules that took effect last month protect widowed spouses whose homes are subject to a reverse mortgage.But for borrowers who will be seeking such loans, there is a downside as well.
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27 August 2014
Borrowers with home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) will face a growing risk of default over the next several years, as the bills come due on millions of such loans.
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20 August 2014
Expanded unemployment benefits were one of the most effective federal programs in preventing foreclosure in the wake of the Great Recession, according to a recent study, outperforming other efforts specifically designed to address the foreclosure crisis.
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18 August 2014
Builders of single-family homes are feeling increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their industry, even as the overall housing market continues to struggle.
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6 August 2014
The housing recovery continues to move in slow motion, and the trend of adult children continuing to live in their parent's homes has been called one of the reasons.
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30 July 2014
Thinking about applying for a USDA mortgage? You'd better hurry.The USDA is updating its maps and beginning this fall, and a lot of areas will be losing their eligibility for these loans.
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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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18 July 2014
Got a complaint about your bank or mortgage servicer? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing that you be able to share it with the world.
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15 July 2014
Underwater homeowners, homebuyers and distressed borrowers are expected to share in a little more than one-third of a reported $7 billion settlement that Citibank has agreed to pay to resolve claims regarding defective mortgages it sold to investors in the years prior to the recession.
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9 July 2014
For retirees in need of money, a cash advance on their pension may seem like an attractive option.But such arrangements often compare poorly to other financial options, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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8 July 2014
Foreign purchases of U.S.homes rose sharply over the past year, increasing more than one-third over the previous annual period, according to figures released today over by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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