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Mortgage standards arguably tougher than ever

How do you stack up as a potential mortgage candidate in this year’s increasingly tough underwriting environment? Do you...

Mortgage standards arguably tougher than ever
Nationwide, more residential deals not getting done

Nationwide, more residential deals not getting done

What’s behind the unusually high rate of contract cancellations and settlement delays in the real estate market? With signs...

Nationwide, more residential deals not getting done
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Testing a tool to fight foreclosure: mortgage-to-lease

If you’re seriously underwater and headed to foreclosure, what would you say if the lender suddenly offered you the...

Testing a tool to fight foreclosure: mortgage-to-lease
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Check the fine print on housing refis

The Obama administration’s new plan to stimulate refinancings of Federal Housing Administration mortgages is likely to help large numbers of homeowners cut their monthly costs — even those who are deeply underwater. But it’s...

Check the fine print on housing refis
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Brace yourself for tripwire in the HARP process

The most ambitious federal mortgage program to date aimed at millions of underwater homeowners is poised to take off...

Brace yourself for tripwire in the HARP process
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Get ready for mortgage relief nightmare ahead

Given the huge public and private resources now being devoted to helping financially distressed homeowners — including the recently...

Get ready for mortgage relief nightmare ahead
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Remodeling supplants new home purchases

Do you fit any of these descriptions: — You came through the housing bust and recession far more debt-averse than you were before. — You’ve been reluctant to consider selling your house because you...

Remodeling supplants new home purchases
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Why you should follow the money on appraisals

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working on a real estate issue that gets to the core of...

Why you should follow the money on appraisals
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Fannie, Freddie tweaking forbearance policies

If you or someone you know has lost a job and are in danger of falling behind on mortgage...

Fannie, Freddie tweaking forbearance policies
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