Mortgage & Finance

Privatized Fannie, Freddie Could Lead to Mortgage-Rate Spike
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Privatized Fannie, Freddie Could Lead to Mortgage-Rate Spike

MarketWatch's Ruth Mantell looks at just how much mortgage rates would rise if the... Read more

A Builder's Guide to Preparing for Aug. 1's Dodd–Frank Changes
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A Builder's Guide to Preparing for Aug. 1's Dodd–Frank Changes

On August 1, new lending rules will go into effect that could delay the closing... Read more

New Mortgage Rules Show Borrowers the Cost of a Broker vs. Lender
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New Mortgage Rules Show Borrowers the Cost of a Broker vs. Lender

The Orange County Register columnist Jeff Lazerson explains a new four-letter word... Read more

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Lien and Mean: HOA Regulations May Make it Tougher to Get a MortgageLien and Mean: HOA Regulations May Make it Tougher to Get a Mortgage

The Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Harney looks at how buyers in communities with homeownership associations face tougher underwriting and higher rates when applying for a mortgage. Read more

Currency Clash: Dollar Strength May Weaken Global Demand
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Currency Clash: Dollar Strength May Weaken Global Demand

The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath looks at how the strengthening U.S. dollar... Read more

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Reverse Mortgages, Family StyleReverse Mortgages, Family Style

The New York Times' Lisa Prevost reports on "caregiver mortgages," where siblings can pool their money to finance mortgages for their parents. Read more

Mortgage Rates Tick, Tick, Tick Up
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Mortgage Rates Tick, Tick, Tick Up

Washington Post staffer Kathy Orton reports that, pushed up by Treasury yields,... Read more

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How and Why People Who Borrow Less Pay More ... in a WayHow and Why People Who Borrow Less Pay More ... in a Way

Zillow Real Estate Research analyst Aaron Terrazas looks at the phenomena of fixed vs. variable loan origination costs, which mean that borrowers seeking smaller loans generally pay more in fees per dollar borrowed than borrowers seeking larger loans. Read more

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Altered Rates: People Borrow Differently Than They Used toAltered Rates: People Borrow Differently Than They Used to

HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson reports that consumers are changing who they borrow from to finance the big purchases in their life, like buying a home or car. And one area is showing significant growth. Read more

Home Loans Rise 17% Year-Over-Year, But Fall Quarter-to-Quarter
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Home Loans Rise 17% Year-Over-Year, But Fall Quarter-to-Quarter

Loan origination counts and dollar volume for single family homes, condos and town... Read more

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