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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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13 May 2014
Tight credit can be a challenge when it comes to buying a home, but it appears that many people are making it more difficult than it needs to be.
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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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26 April 2014
Tight credit is shutting out about 10-15 percent of qualified borrowers who otherwise might be buying homes, according to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
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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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2 April 2014
Last year was a strong one for purchases of vacation homes, which jumped by nearly one-third over their 2012 levels, according to figures released today by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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28 March 2014
Fannie Mae is extending a special offer that provides closing costs assistance for homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed property from their inventory, in response to strong demand for the program.
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27 March 2014
What's the state of your local housing market? Everyone would like to know, particularly before buying or selling a home.Now, Freddie Mac has just released a new tool to help you assess whether your local market is sluggish, overheated or in pretty good balance.
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20 March 2014
Mortgages are closing more quickly, while credit requirements for obtaining a loan have eased significantly over the past year, according to a new industry report.
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19 March 2014
Do surviving spouses have the right to remain in a home after the death of the primary borrower on a reverse mortgage? A hearing this week before a U.S.District Court could clarify the matter.
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