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Mortgage lending rules so strict, even Bernanke can’t refinance

In the old days, Ben Bernanke would have walked into his local bank, talked to a loan officer and —...

Mortgage lending rules so strict, even Bernanke can’t refinance
From left: Ben Bernanke and Jim Rogers

Bernanke’s legacy will be “an absolute disaster”: OPINION

New research suggests that “predatory lending” — the buzzword villain of the financial crisis — may have only played...

Bernanke’s legacy will be “an absolute disaster”: OPINION
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Bernanke throws homebuyers a bone with bond-buying pledge

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged last week to continue the bond-buying responsible for record low interest rates, a...

Bernanke throws homebuyers a bone with bond-buying pledge
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Fed’s taper talk hurts mortgage bond recovery: panel

  The Federal Reserve’s talk of winding down the bond-buying stimulus is hurting the revival of mortgage bonds not...

Fed’s taper talk hurts mortgage bond recovery: panel
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

U.S. mortgage rates hit two-month low

Interest rates for 30-year mortgage loans in the U.S. fell on the news that the Federal Reserve won’t begin tapering its stimulus program. A 30-year fixed mortgage rate slipped to 4.32 percent from 4.5...

U.S. mortgage rates hit two-month low
From left: Ben Bernanke and Jed Kolko

Fed’s stimulus move keeps buying cheaper than renting in NYC

Ben Bernanke’s surprise decision to extend the Federal Reserve’s support for the mortgage market provides a further boost for...

Fed’s stimulus move keeps buying cheaper than renting in NYC
Ben Bernanke

Fed’s stimulus decision is temporary tonic for real estate

Despite sending ominous signals that it would wind down an $85 billion per month bond-buying stimulus program, the Federal...

Fed’s stimulus decision is temporary tonic for real estate
Ben Bernanke

Mortgage rates near stable ground, experts say

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced this week the central bank may scale back its stimulus efforts, analysts...

Mortgage rates near stable ground, experts say
Ben Bernanke

Evidence puts QE3 in positive light, for now

Fears of market distortion inflicted by the Federal Reserve’s third round of quantitative easing are being soothed by solid...

Evidence puts QE3 in positive light, for now
Bernanke fires back on QE3, amid criticism from Romney and others

Bernanke fires back on QE3, amid criticism from Romney and others

Banks have reaped enormous profits since the Federal Reserve announced its third and latest round of quantitative easing last...

Bernanke fires back on QE3, amid criticism from Romney and others
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