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U.S. foreclosures fall, but job market pushes delinquencies up

While foreclosures fell nationally in the second quarter of 2011, delinquencies are on the rise thanks to a meager...

U.S. foreclosures fall, but job market pushes delinquencies up
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The VA way to finance a home

Picture a mortgage program that seems to defy many of the lessons of the housing bust: — 91 percent of its borrowers make zero down payments. — Loan amounts go well into the jumbo...

The VA way to finance a home
Mortgage applications increase nationwide

Mortgage applications increase nationwide

Mortgage applications increased 13 percent nationwide in the week ending June 10, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, released today. Refinance applications also jumped 16.5 percent from the...

Mortgage applications increase nationwide
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Delinquency rate for CMBS loans reaches highest level since MBA figures began

In the first quarter of 2011, the delinquency rate for loans held in commercial mortgage-backed securities reached the highest...

Delinquency rate for CMBS loans reaches highest level since MBA figures began
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Mortgage apps jump as rates keep falling

Mortgage activity rose across the U.S. last week as mortgage rates continued along their downward trend. According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, released today, mortgage loan application volume rose by 8.2 percent...

Mortgage apps jump as rates keep falling
Apps for government-backed mortgages surge ahead of FHA premium hikes

Apps for government-backed mortgages surge ahead of FHA premium hikes

U.S. mortgage refinance applications declined by 6.2 percent last week to their lowest level since February, while mortgage applications...

Apps for government-backed mortgages surge ahead of FHA premium hikes
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Mortgage rates may have bottomed out

A sustained increase in mortgage rates over the past several weeks could signal the end of the historic lows seen in 2010, analysts told the New York Times. The popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit...

Mortgage rates may have bottomed out
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Industry experts battle proposed mortgage interest deduction changes

Industry leaders are riled over a federal proposal to overhaul the mortgage interest tax deduction, according to CNNMoney. The...

Industry experts battle proposed mortgage interest deduction changes
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FHA mortgage apps spike ahead of new regs

Mortgage loan applications for purchases climbed 9.3 percent last week to their highest level since early May, according to a new survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association, released today. According to the trade group,...

FHA mortgage apps spike ahead of new regs
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Tax credit spurs mortgage profit: MBA

Marina Walsh Independent mortgage bankers nationwide saw profits surge during the second quarter of the year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, which reported an average profit of $917 on each loan originated, up...

Tax credit spurs mortgage profit: MBA
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