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The drop triggered a 37 percent increase from the week before on home refinancings (Credit: Getty Images)

High and low: Home refinancing spikes as mortgage rates drop below 4%

Mortgage rates have fallen again, and homeowners are jumping aboard the refinancing train. For home loans of $484,000 or...

High and low: Home refinancing spikes as mortgage rates drop below 4%
FHFA director Mark Calabria is ready to set Fannie and Freddie free, while Wall Street worries about potential risks.

Wall Street warns against privatizing Fannie and Freddie without Congress guarantee

As the Trump administration gears up to end the decade-long conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, some voices...

Wall Street warns against privatizing Fannie and Freddie without Congress guarantee
FHFA director Mark Calabria (Credit: Federal Housing Finance Agency and iStock)

Trump’s move to take Fannie and Freddie private could mean higher mortgage costs

The Trump administration’s plan to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private ownership, which the president has called...

Trump’s move to take Fannie and Freddie private could mean higher mortgage costs
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Why lenders are loosening rules for “sandwich generation” homebuyers

More Americans are opting to live in multi-generational houses. Now, lenders are working to make it easier for such...

Why lenders are loosening rules for “sandwich generation” homebuyers
Home prices rise at slower pace despite falling mortgage rates: report

Home prices rise at slower pace despite falling mortgage rates: report

Home prices rose at a slower pace in March, signaling the U.S. housing market is continuing to cool down...

Home prices rise at slower pace despite falling mortgage rates: report
REITs upped their portfolios of mortgage bonds to $308 billion (Credit: iStock)

REITs’ investments in the American mortgage market are skyrocketing

Real estate investment trusts are betting big on the country’s mortgage market. REITs that buy residential home loans upped...

REITs’ investments in the American mortgage market are skyrocketing
Same-sex couples denied a mortgage nearly 75% more often than heterosexual couples: report

Same-sex couples denied a mortgage nearly 75% more often than heterosexual couples: report

Same-sex couples have a much harder time securing a mortgage than heterosexual couples. That’s according to the results of...

Same-sex couples denied a mortgage nearly 75% more often than heterosexual couples: report
After a short boom, higher rates are driving down mortgage refis

After a short boom, higher rates are driving down mortgage refis

The mortgage refinance boom was short-lived. The rebound in interest rates has slowed borrowers seeking to refinance their mortgages,...

After a short boom, higher rates are driving down mortgage refis
Spring home sales to get boost from falling mortgage rates, rising inventory

Spring home sales to get boost from falling mortgage rates, rising inventory

The national housing market may see its best home-buying season in years. Trends like falling mortgage rates, rising home...

Spring home sales to get boost from falling mortgage rates, rising inventory
How low can they go: Mortgage rates fall again, enticing borrowers

How low can they go: Mortgage rates fall again, enticing borrowers

As quick as they shot up, mortgage rates have fallen back down. The average rate on a 30-year fixed...

How low can they go: Mortgage rates fall again, enticing borrowers
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