home loans

Median rent nationally hit an all-time high of $1,006 a month in the first quarter of 2019 (Credit: iStock)

Millennials are borrowing from startups to pay the rent

Who needs payday lenders and their sky-high interest rates when startups are more than happy to issue loans to...

Millennials are borrowing from startups to pay the rent
Slippery slope? Unconventional home mortgages are on the rise

Slippery slope? Unconventional home mortgages are on the rise

Unconventional mortgages — the likes of which were criticized for their role in the financial crisis — are making...

Slippery slope? Unconventional home mortgages are on the rise
Nonbank lenders are cashing in on government-insured mortgages for the poor

Nonbank lenders are cashing in on government-insured mortgages for the poor

Independent mortgage companies are making almost half of new home loans in the U.S., mirroring lending practices from the...

Nonbank lenders are cashing in on government-insured mortgages for the poor
Equity-affluent Americans have options for tapping into funds

Equity-affluent Americans have options for tapping into funds

Americans are awash in record amounts of equity in their homes, posing the question for millions: So what do...

Equity-affluent Americans have options for tapping into funds
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
Rabideau Law Firm reported 681 mortgages above $1 million in Palm Beach County in the year ended in March.

Home equity lines are back en vogue

Tapping one’s home for cash is a “thing” again, according to the Wall Street Journal. Home prices around the nation are increasing, and with that, a growing confidence in home equity. Borrowing via home...

Home equity lines are back en vogue
Freddie Mac pulls plug on low down payment loans

Freddie Mac pulls plug on low down payment loans

One percent down on a new home loan? Zero down? Generous gifts of thousands of dollars from mortgage companies...

Freddie Mac pulls plug on low down payment loans
Deutsche Bank could fund billions in low-income mortgages under settlement

Deutsche Bank could fund billions in low-income mortgages under settlement

Deutsche Bank may fund billions in new home loans to low-income borrowers as part of a settlement with the...

Deutsche Bank could fund billions in low-income mortgages under settlement
Pregnant women could face hurdle in getting home loans

Pregnant women could face hurdle in getting home loans

When you’re on maternity leave – with full pay from your employer – you probably don’t expect a mortgage...

Pregnant women could face hurdle in getting home loans
TD Bank predicts lower office and retail vacancy in the Miami area this year.

SoFla loan originations see year-end decline

As another possible sign that South Florida’s residential market is slowing, property loan originations declined considerably at the end...

SoFla loan originations see year-end decline
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