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5 December 2017
What will the leadership changes at the CFPB mean to mortgage borrowers and other consumers, now that President Trump has appointed an opponent of the agency to be its director?.
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5 January 2016
When you look at mortgage rates, do you ever wonder how they come up with them? A big part of solving the mystery is understanding the role of the Federal Reserve.
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9 December 2015
Interest paid on home equity loans is tax-deductible, similar to a primary mortgage, but there are some special rules you need to be aware of.
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24 November 2014
You fell behind on your mortgage payments and lost your home to foreclosure.That's the end of this financial nightmare, right? Not quite: Something called a deficiency judgment could come back and haunt you.
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19 October 2014
Important tax news related to your mortgage loan - Read what deductions you are allowed to take.
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15 September 2014
If you would have qualified for a mortgage loan in 2013, the odds are high that you'll qualify for one today, too, even after new lending rules that went into effect in January of this year.
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9 September 2014
On this page you are able to read the latest news we have published on the topic: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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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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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 February 2014
Recent changes in federal rules that make it more difficult for seniors to get a reverse mortgage are meant, in part, to protect seniors from themselves, experts say.
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30 January 2014
Retirees trying to buy a home can run into a Catch-22 at the bank.
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15 January 2014
Small lenders are complaining about the new qualified mortgage (QM) rules that took effect last week, saying they put an undue burden on them and limit their ability to offer certain types of mortgages their customers demand.
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30 December 2013
Buying a property in a development with a homeowners association (HOA) can seem like a great idea until you run afoul of its rules.
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26 December 2013
Mortgage borrowers who lose their homes to foreclosure or face financial difficulties due to being underwater on their loan could face another hit in 2014 - a big tax bill.
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14 December 2013
Changes at the top of federal bureaucracies often seem to have little effect on the average person.But this week's confirmation of former U.S.Rep.
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9 December 2013
Starting on New Year's Day, high-value homebuyers will have to scale their ambitions back a bit if they plan to use an FHA mortgage.
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6 December 2013
New mortgage rules taking effect next month won't change anything on homeowner's current mortgages and it won't prevent borrowers from taking out home loans with debt-to-income ratios above 43 percent, despite widespread claims to the contrary.
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3 December 2013
Homeowners whose mortgage debt is reduced through a loan modification or short sale could get hit with a tax bill if Congress doesn't act to extend a special exemption due to expire at the end of the year.
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11 October 2013
Housing and mortgage industry trade groups are banding together to press the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to hold off on its plans to reduce the size of mortgages that can be approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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9 October 2013
Mortgages became a bit harder to qualify for in September, as lenders cut back on certain loan offerings, according to figures released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
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