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'Liar Loans' to Blame for Mortgage Crisis in Low-Income Areas, New Paper Says'Liar Loans' to Blame for Mortgage Crisis in Low-Income Areas, New Paper Says

A recently published paper suggests that falsely reported borrower income in low-income neighborhoods fueled lending expansion. Read more

Do Underwater Borrowers Deserve Principal Reductions?
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Do Underwater Borrowers Deserve Principal Reductions?

The Orange County Register contributing columnist Jeff Lazerson provides his take... Read more

Foreclosure Rate Drops in First Quarter--Though it Spiked Up in March,
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Foreclosure Rate Drops in First Quarter--Though it Spiked Up...

RealtyTrac released its first quarter foreclosure numbers today, showing a 7% drop... Read more

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Will Home Equity Resets Be a Red Flag Warning?Will Home Equity Resets Be a Red Flag Warning?

New York Times finance Ann Carrns catches up on one of mortgage finance's reckoning time issues, the reset of a wave of home equity loans that will increase a number of borrowers' monthly payments significantly. Read more

Less Distress: Foreclosure Inventory Drops 27% Year Over Year in February
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Less Distress: Foreclosure Inventory Drops 27% Year Over Year...

CoreLogic's latest report on the national foreclosure inventory shows a 27% drop... Read more

Homeowners Step Up Cash-out Refis
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Homeowners Step Up Cash-out Refis

MarketWatch staffer Steve Goldstein taps into a Bank of America data that... Read more

Mortgage Rates Edge Up on Economic Strength
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Mortgage Rates Edge Up on Economic Strength

Zillow analyst Lauren Braun reports that the current rate borrowers were quoted on... Read more

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6 Things That Might Surprise You About Alternative Credit Scores 6 Things That Might Surprise You About Alternative Credit Scores

Urban Institute research associate Karen Kaul shares six surprising facts about alternative credit scores, debunking a few popular misconceptions along the way. Read more

First-Time Buyers Fuel Mortgage Lending Surge at Navy Federal
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First-Time Buyers Fuel Mortgage Lending Surge at Navy Federal

HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson sees tipping point significance in the fact that... Read more

How the Fed Will Raise Interest Rates, a Primer
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How the Fed Will Raise Interest Rates, a Primer

Parinitha Sastry and David Wessel, of The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary... Read more

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