Mortgage News: Pockets of Weakness Create Opportunities

Recent mortgage news includes positive developments for buyers in the form of continued low rates and pockets of weakness in prices.

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Mortgages: Settlements Have Become Easier

Settlements may not be all-electronic, but new systems and technologies are making them quicker and easier.

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Mortgages: Big Refinancing Savings Still Available

Mortgages are now cheap but will the good times continue? Many borrowers can save more than $3,000 annually by refinancing now.

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FHA Mortgages Bringing Back Distressed Home Owners

The FHA can help those who have lost homes to foreclosures, short sales and bankruptcies get back into real estate within a year. Here’s how.

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2015 Home Starts
This morning’s ​Census Bureau report showed that housing starts in April increased 20.2% over March ’15 to an annual rate of 1,135,000, while single family housing starts increased 16.7% over March ’15. LendingTree founder and CEO, Doug Lebda, offers the following comments on the report: “With the spring housing market in... Read more
Great News for 10 Million Consumers with Credit Report Errors

For 10 milllion people with credit report errors, a new settlement with credit reporting agencies makes it easier to dispute and correct errors.

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White House personnel have said that President Obama plans to drop FHA mortgage insurance premiums with an executive action.

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Millennials and Homeownership
Home prices rose in almost every city comprising the S & P 500 / Case Shiller 20-city composite index, according to a press release issued today. New York City was the only metro area with declining property prices in the first quarter 0f 2014. Overall, home prices rose more... Read more
(photo: Andrea Allen) If the housing market were a boxer, you could say it had been stunned a little by a one-two combination, but was still on its feet. After falling in January and February, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) rose slightly in March.... Read more