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1 July 2014
The housing market showed signs of finally breaking out of its winter doldrums in May, as pending home sales showed healthy gains across the nation.
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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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20 June 2014
Concerned over potentially misleading advertising and sales presentations for reverse mortgages, the FHA is clarifying the rules of the program to ensure that borrowers are given accurate information about these loans.
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16 June 2014
Potential homebuyers routinely misjudge how much of a down payment they'll need to buy a home, often assumed they'd need 3-5 times more than is actually required.
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10 June 2014
Foreclosure activity continues to fall, with new foreclosure notifications in May hitting their lowest level since late 2005.
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5 June 2014
Think you're ready to buy a home? Odds are that after you do, you'll wish you'd been more prepared, particularly in regard to the financial aspects.
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3 June 2014
Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lender, is eliminating the interest-only provision of its home equity line of credit (HELOC) products.
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3 June 2014
ARMs offer low rates, while fixed-rate mortgages offer predictable monthly payments.Now, a Washington, DC-area credit union is offering a loan that combines the best features of both.
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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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27 May 2014
Declaring bankruptcy can be a surprisingly effective tool for saving a home in foreclosure, sharply reducing the likelihood the property will go to a foreclosure auction, according to a recent study.
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21 May 2014
The housing market isn't behaving as it should.
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20 May 2014
Ditech, one of the most visible brands in mortgage lending a decade ago, is looking to become a major presence in the market once again.
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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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7 May 2014
Much of the recent news on the housing market hasn't been good.
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28 April 2014
Borrowers appear to be turning to home equity loans again, with the number of new home equity revolving lines of credit (HELOCs) up 10 percent over the past year.
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23 April 2014
It's been a bumpy few years for the housing market, but Americans still regard real estate as the best long-term investment, according to a new Gallup survey.
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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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14 April 2014
The head of the FHA is defending the agency against claims its mortgage premiums are too steep for the borrowers it's meant to serve, saying the fees are priced appropriately - but just barely.
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9 April 2014
Lenders are introducing more mortgage offerings for jumbo loans, an indication that mortgage credit is easing for high-end borrowers even while it remains tight for everyone else.
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8 April 2014
Buying a home can be frustrating and intimidating, particularly for first-timers.Wouldn't it be great if there was a short class you could take that taught you the ins and outs of the process?.
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