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Nonbank lenders are cashing in on government-insured mortgages for the poor
May 24, 2018 12:30PM
Independent mortgage companies are making almost half of new home loans in the U.S., mirroring lending practices from the subprime crisis. Nonbanks, more loosely...
Lenders who prey on veterans hurt other home buyers as well
February 16, 2018 10:30AM
Could predatory lending practices affecting veterans also be inflating interest rates paid by thousands of unsuspecting home buyers using FHA loans? The answer appears...
Freddie Mac pulls plug on low down payment loans
August 04, 2017 09:33AM
One percent down on a new home loan? Zero down? Generous gifts of thousands of dollars from mortgage companies to help you swing the...
Deutsche Bank could fund billions in low-income mortgages under settlement
March 29, 2017 10:30AM
Deutsche Bank may fund billions in new home loans to low-income borrowers as part of a settlement with the United States Justice Department. In...
Premium reduction is good news — but might be fleeting
January 20, 2017 11:00AM
Here’s some potentially good news for anyone seeking a low down payment mortgage without high credit scores: The Federal Housing Administration is cutting its...
Pregnant women could face hurdle in getting home loans
August 15, 2016 12:50PM
When you’re on maternity leave – with full pay from your employer – you probably don’t expect a mortgage lender to reject your loan...
For US military veterans, a housing boom
October 24, 2014 12:45PM
There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this...
Private lenders offer 5% down payments to unseat FHA
November 05, 2013 01:30PM
Mortgage lenders are throwing cash-poor homebuyers a bone in the form of new loans that require down payments of only 5 percent.
Don’t ruin deals waiting for mortgage rates to drop: experts
October 18, 2013 01:05PM
Now that the budget standoff has ended – at least for the time being – home loan borrowers shouldn’t dilly dally waiting for mortgage...
Wells Fargo to pay $780M settlement to Freddie Mac
October 01, 2013 10:30AM
Wells Fargo will pay $780 million in cash to Freddie Mac to settle on liabilities on home loans it sold to Freddie before the...
Tighter mortgage lending standards set to hit in January 2014
September 27, 2013 11:27AM
Luxury home buyers are hoping to close their deals before more rigorous lending rules hit early next year. The changes, issued by the Consumer...
FHA will need taxpayer help for first time in history
September 26, 2013 10:58AM
For the first time in its nearly 80-year history, the Federal Housing Administration will need a taxpayer subsidy, after it failed to make up...
Fed’s stimulus move keeps buying cheaper than renting in NYC
September 20, 2013 01:47PM
Ben Bernanke’s surprise decision to extend the Federal Reserve’s support for the mortgage market provides a further boost for homebuyers in New York City,...
Banks courting high-end buyers with cheaper jumbo mortgages
July 03, 2013 09:30AM
While rates for conventional mortgages saw their greatest spike in two decades last month, financing costs for high-end homes are becoming a relative bargain,...
For some NYC apartments, sellers select the lenders
April 26, 2013 09:30AM
Some sellers of New York City apartments are lining up mortgage lenders for potential buyers well before an offer is made, the New York...
State officials question mortgage providers on Sandy-related payments
March 07, 2013 09:30AM
New York state officials will investigate whether banks are pushing Sandy-hit homeowners to pay monthly payments despite agreeing to postpone them after the storm...
FHA lending program allows investors to tap into run-down homes
January 18, 2013 09:00AM
A federally backed lending program may help buyers tap into run-down homes for a quick return on investment, the New York Times reported. The...
QE3 unlikely to have major effect on housing market
September 14, 2012 04:00PM
Now that the markets have had a full 24 hours to digest news that the Federal Reserve would purchase an additional $40 billion worth...
More homeowners are strategically defaulting on loans
June 08, 2011 09:11AM
An increasing number of underwater homeowners are voluntarily opting to walk away from their home loans, a practice known as “strategic default,” according to...
High home loan rates may be here to stay
October 12, 2010 02:00PM
Though mortgage rates have hit another record low — an average of 4.27 percent for 30-year fixed-rate loans, according to Freddie Mac — analysts...
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