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Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small down payments face a daunting new...

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage
FHA tightens belt on risky loans to first-time homebuyers

FHA tightens belt on risky loans to first-time homebuyers

The Federal Housing Administration is worried it is making too many risky loans to first-time homeowners. As a result,...

FHA tightens belt on risky loans to first-time homebuyers
More Americans are paying mortgages on time

More Americans are paying mortgages on time

It’s a real estate and social barometer that doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but it’s important: More Americans are paying their mortgages on time today than they have in nearly two decades —...

More Americans are paying mortgages on time
Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims

Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims

When the government shuts its doors because of a funding brouhaha that pits the White House against Capitol Hill, who gets hit hardest among people needing a home mortgage? The latest version of federal...

Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims
How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

New research sheds fresh light on one of the most frequently asked home-buying questions, especially for first-timers: With our...

How much can you afford to pay for a new home?
New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck suavely pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, hmm, that sounds...

New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage
FHA-backed $31M loan will finance expansion of Bradenton rental complex

FHA-backed $31M loan will finance expansion of Bradenton rental complex

The developer of an apartment complex in Bradenton will finance its expansion with a $31.1 million construction loan insured...

FHA-backed $31M loan will finance expansion of Bradenton rental complex
Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well

Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well

Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting home buyers using...

Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
Department of Justice subpoenaed FHA loan information from Lennar Corp.

Department of Justice subpoenaed FHA loan information from Lennar Corp.

The mortgage subsidiary of Miami-based home builder Lennar Corp. provided information on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans to the...

Department of Justice subpoenaed FHA loan information from Lennar Corp.
Fannie Mae takes friendlier approach to debts

Fannie Mae takes friendlier approach to debts

It’s the No. 1 reason why mortgage applicants nationwide get rejected: They’re carrying too much debt relative to their...

Fannie Mae takes friendlier approach to debts
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