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27 August 2013
The housing recovery is in third gear, but it still has a ways to go before shifting into fourth and going full speed ahead.
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22 August 2013
Fixed mortgage rates moved sharply upward this week in anticipation that the Federal Reserve would signal that it would soon start scaling back its purchases of Treasury bonds that have served to keep interest rates low for the past four years.
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20 August 2013
The housing market recovery is well underway, but the strength of that recovery varies greatly across the country, according to a new analysis by the real estate data firm RealtyTrac.
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19 August 2013
Borrowers who suffered a foreclosure or bankruptcy during the recent recession may still be able to qualify for an FHA mortgage under new guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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15 August 2013
Mortgage rates have held steady for a second consecutive week, with only minor changes in the major loan types, according to today's weekly rate survey from Freddie Mac.
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14 August 2013
Home values across the United States remain undervalued by about 5 percent, despite a significant increase over the past year, according to a new analysis by the online real estate service Trulia.
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9 August 2013
Mortgage delinquencies have fallen to pre-recession levels, while the rate of new foreclosures is at its lowest level in more than six years, according to new figures from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
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8 August 2013
Mortgage rates held steady this week as mixed employment reports generated uncertainty over the direction of the economy.
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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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24 July 2013
U.S.home prices are up for a sixteenth consecutive month, rising a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in May, according to new figures from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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18 July 2013
Mortgage rates cooled off this week, backing off their recent highs following Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke's reassurances the Fed would not hasten to back off its program of Treasury bond purchases that produced record low rates over the past four years.
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17 July 2013
Yesterday's Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as the undisputed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) not only solidifies his status, but that of the bureau itself and the actions it has taken over the past two years.
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9 July 2013
Mortgage credit eased slightly in June, indicating that was somewhat easier to get a mortgage loan than in May, according to information released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
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3 July 2013
Fixed mortgage rates eased back down this week, giving back part of last week's sharp increases as fears diminished somewhat over the Federal Reserve's plans to start scaling back its program of Treasury bond purchases.
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1 July 2013
The recent rise in mortgage rates may be spurring home sales, motivating buyers to act quickly while rates are still low.
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26 June 2013
Mortgage rates posted their biggest single-week gain since 2011 last week, with the average on 30-year fixed-rate loans increasing by nearly three-tenths of a percent.
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12 June 2013
The number of homeowners with underwater mortgages continues to fall, with another 850,000 mortgages returning to positive equity in the first quarter of the year.
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6 June 2013
Mortgage rates continued to rise this week, with the average on 30-year rates jumping another one-tenth of a percent in the weekly Freddie Mac rate survey.
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30 May 2013
Fixed-rate mortgages soared to their highest averages in a year this week, with average rates on both 30- and 15-year home loans jumping by more than two-tenths of a percentage point.
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