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Buyers catch a break: Mortgage rates drop to...

Nov 02, 2018
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, in a quiet pause after weeks of market anxiety over rising interest rates. Home borrowing rates still remain at their highest levels in more than seve [more]
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2 out of 3 buyers don’t shop around for a mo...

Nov 02, 2018
Many buyers potentially leave money on the table by failing to contact more than one lender when shopping for a mor [more]
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Average mortgage rates edge up – 30-year at ...

Oct 26, 2018
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week amid continued anxiety in financial markets as intere [more]
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Mortgage rate-lock forcing many owners to st...

Oct 19, 2018
First American Financial Corporation’s Potential Home Sales Model for the month of September 2018 attempts to measure the number of potential home sales against the actual number coming to marke [more]
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New fed mortgage website for non-English-spe...

Oct 19, 2018
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae jointly announced the launch of Mortgage Translations – a centralized clearinghouse of online resources to assist lenders, servic [more]
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The yin and yang of rising interest rates

Oct 19, 2018
This week’s dizzying sell-offs in the financial markets have been a rude reminder that the U.S. economy is no [more]
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Zero-down loan program aims to expand mortga...

Oct 19, 2018
A new effort is underway to raise the low homeownership rate among underserved groups of homebuyers. The Neighborho [more]
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New top reason for loan denials? High debt-t...

Oct 19, 2018
A high debt-to-income ratio (DTI) has superseded poor credit history as the number one obstacle for mortgage applic [more]
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New options opening for reverse mortgages

Oct 19, 2018
You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, that s [more]
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Mortgage fraud? There are at least 9 differe...

Oct 19, 2018
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), it focuses largely on larger “organized criminal groups that prey on banks and engage in patterns of activity that lead to large aggregate losse [more]
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Lawmakers call for investigation into all-ca...

Oct 12, 2018
Federal authorities have been investigating whether foreign buyers are using shell companies to buy luxury real est [more]
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