Mortgage & Finance

Mortgage Rate Blip Spurs Jumbo Refi SpikeMortgage Rate Blip Spurs Jumbo Refi Spike

CNBC real estate correspondent Diana Olick covers the weekly mortgage application... Read more

Is It Too Hard To Get a Mortgage?Is It Too Hard To Get a Mortgage?

Zillow's chief of mortgages Erin Lantz explores how and why lenders are exercising... Read more

What's the Over-Under on Interest Rates Rising?What's the Over-Under on Interest Rates Rising?

HousingWire staffer Brena Swanson reports that now that the Federal Reserve has ended its multi-year asset purchase program, the market will start speculation on when interest rates will go up. Read more

Foreclosure Inventory Plummets 34% Nationally Year-on-YearForeclosure Inventory Plummets 34% Nationally Year-on-Year

CoreLogic analyst Molly Boesel reports that the national foreclosure inventory... Read more

Feds Probe TARP-Related Mortgage Servicer TransfersFeds Probe TARP-Related Mortgage Servicer Transfers

MarketWatch's Eric Garcia reports that the Special Inspector General for the... Read more

The Deleverage Down-Low: Are We There Yet?The Deleverage Down-Low: Are We There Yet?

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek's Ben Steverman writes that, since the Great Recession, most Americans have put their finances in order, reducing all kinds of consumer debt. So it's no small insult, after the injury of the recession, that many aren't being rewarded for smarter spending. Read more

Is There Risk in De-Fanging Risk Retention RulesIs There Risk in De-Fanging Risk Retention Rules

New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter looks critically at recent actions among... Read more

Dodd-Frank Is Doing the Job: Policy ExpertsDodd-Frank Is Doing the Job: Policy Experts

MarketWatch staffer Eric Garcia reports that at a discussion at the Bipartisan... Read more

As Sales Volume Slips, Distressed Sales Plummet

RealtyTrac's September and third quarter Residential Sales Report reveals that short sales and distressed sales accounted for 12.7% of all sales in the third quarter, down from 14.5% in the third quarter of 2013 to the lowest level since the first quarter of 2011. Read more

Interest Rates and Payment PowerInterest Rates and Payment Power

This little analysis from Zillow illustrates the monthly payment impact of a... Read more

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