Mortgage & Finance

Social Likes and a Thumbs-up On A Mortgage?
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Social Likes and a Thumbs-up On A Mortgage?

Fast Company contributor and microfinance whiz Jeff Stewart, CEO of Lenddo,... Read more

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Serious Delinquency Rate Falls to Seven-Year Low: Fannie MaeSerious Delinquency Rate Falls to Seven-Year Low: Fannie Mae

Calculated Risk post master Bill McBride looks at the latest data print from Fannie Mae on the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate, which on the heals of Freddie Mac's similar report last week, continues to reflect improving fundamentals in housing's healing. Read more

From Foreclosure to a "Free" Home, as 5-Year Clock Expires
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From Foreclosure to a "Free" Home, as 5-Year Clock Expires

The New York Times' Michael Corkery takes a look at an unusual enduring hangover... Read more

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Big Resale Snag for Sellers is No, Low, or Below-Par EquityBig Resale Snag for Sellers is No, Low, or Below-Par Equity

New York Times personal finance columnist Lisa Prevost looks at the role negative or minimal equity plays--especially among the lower-price tiers of the housing market--in suppressing existing home sales. Read more

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As New Home Loan Rates, Fees Drop, Prices Go UpAs New Home Loan Rates, Fees Drop, Prices Go Up

National Association of Home Builders economist Paul Emrath studies Federal Housing Finance data, filtering it for new home loans, and he tracks the trends. Here's the low-down. Read more

When Cheap Housing Isn’t Really a Good Deal
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When Cheap Housing Isn’t Really a Good Deal

The Washington Post's Emily Badger questions the popular rule of thumb that people... Read more

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White House Stays Course on Homeownership PushWhite House Stays Course on Homeownership Push

The Wall Street Journal's Joe Light sheds light on the Obama administration's tactical move to fill the vacant post atop the FHA, by tapping Edward Golding, a former HUD adviser who also worked for years at Freddie Mac. Read more

Mortgage Rates Fall for a Second Week, Freddie Mac Says
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Mortgage Rates Fall for a Second Week, Freddie Mac Says

Los Angeles Times housing reporter Andrew Khouri keeps tabs on the latest Freddie... Read more

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Serious Delinquencies Nudge Downward: Freddie MacSerious Delinquencies Nudge Downward: Freddie Mac

Calculated Risk post master Bill McBride clocks in on a Freddie Mac monthly benchmark of housing's slow progress towards a norm, this one measuring the rate of people who fall seriously behind in paying their mortgage. Read more

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Did Freddie Drop the Ball on the Lower Rate Call?Did Freddie Drop the Ball on the Lower Rate Call?

Zillow analyst Aaron Terrazas calls out the survey process at Freddie Mac for "missing the market-moving news" that caused interest rates to drop following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's March 8 press conference. Read more

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