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20 May 2013
Home sales could increase 15-20 percent above what they currently are if mortgage lenders would return to more traditional credit standards, according to one leading authority on the 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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8 May 2013
Analysts are feeling more bullish about 2013 home price gains than they were just a few months ago, they're also becoming slightly more pessimistic about the long-term picture for the housing market.
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2 May 2013
Mortgage rates are down for a fifth consecutive week, with 30-year rates approaching all-time lows and new record lows set on two other major loan types.
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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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5 April 2013
The nation's four major mortgage insurance companies have been hit with $15 million in fines over what is described as an illegal kickback scheme with mortgage lenders.
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3 April 2013
The Obama administration is working to boost mortgage lending to borrowers with less-than-perfect credit, using a coordinated effort among federal agencies and lenders, the Washington Post is reporting.
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1 April 2013
Mortgages accounted for nearly half of the complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) in its first year-and-a-half of operation, the agency has reported.
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28 March 2013
The number of homes in foreclosure is on the rise but that doesn't mean more homeowners are falling into financial difficulty, according to figures released today by the foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac.
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27 March 2013
Homeowners who have fallen behind on their Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgages will be eligible for a new, simplified loan modification program beginning the summer, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced.
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26 March 2013
New home sales declined in February, but remained ahead of their pace for the entirety of 2012, according to figures released today by the Census Bureau.
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20 March 2013
The number of homeowners with underwater mortgages continued to shrink in the fourth quarter of last year, although at a modest pace.
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20 March 2013
Mortgage applications for both home purchases and refinances fell last week, with refinancing dropping to its lowest share of total activity in 10 months.
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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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13 March 2013
Female mortgage applicants are significantly less likely to be approved than comparable male applicants, according to a new study of Chicago-area loan data.
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11 March 2013
Mortgage rates are up significantly the past few days, spurred in large part by Friday's employment report showing the U.S.economy added 236,000 in February.
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8 March 2013
If you're thinking about an FHA mortgage, you might want to act fast to avoid some higher fees that are kicking in soon.
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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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