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Black applicants twice as likely as whites to get denied for mortgage loans: study
April 19, 2018 04:00PM
A stark racial disparity still exists when it comes to receiving mortgage loans. Although overall mortgage applications are getting denied at their lowest rate...
Wells Fargo accused of unwarranted “rate lock” fees
September 08, 2017 11:00AM
Wells Fargo & Co., the controversy-battered big bank, has a new problem — this time directly affecting mortgage applicants. Last week a first-time home...
Why a mortgage approval could be much easier than you think
July 28, 2017 10:00AM
So what does it take to get approved for a mortgage to buy a house this summer, whether you’re a first-timer, planning to move...
Mountain of mortgage paperwork wears down borrowers
March 03, 2017 11:15AM
Could getting a home mortgage under today’s post-housing bust regulations and procedures be even remotely comparable to going to the dentist to get drilled?...
Credit, debt dings don’t always doom mortgage applications
February 03, 2017 11:30AM
How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your lender shows you the...
Don’t flunk these three mortgage tests
December 16, 2016 11:40AM
They are the three biggest snares for home buyers seeking mortgages, and if you focus on them in advance you’re much less likely to...
Why are mortgage applications flat despite rising home sales?
August 19, 2014 02:30PM
The widely-followed MBA weekly mortgage application index used to be considered a leading indicator for home sales. But in recent years mortgage applications have...
Self-employed to face mortgage challenges under new rules
January 17, 2014 01:55PM
The tighter U.S. lending standards effective this month could make it harder for self-employed borrowers to get a mortgage.
Qualified mortgage rules give niche borrowers a leg up
December 27, 2013 03:53PM
Mortgage lending rules slated to take effect on Jan. 10 were designed to protect borrowers and investors from the risks of bad home loans,...
U.S. mortgage applications fall 13.5% in a week
September 11, 2013 12:06PM
Mortgage applications fell for the week ending Sept. 6 fell 13.5 percent from a week earlier, the Mortgage Bankers Association announced today. The Refinance...
U.S. mortgage rates near two-year high
September 05, 2013 01:50PM
U.S. mortgage rates inched close to a two-year high last week, Freddie Mac said. A 30-year fixed mortgage increased from a rate of 4.57 percent...
U.S. mortgage applications drop 3 percent in a week
June 26, 2013 11:30AM
Mortgage applications for the week ending June 21 fell 3 percent from a week earlier, the Mortgage Bankers Association announced today. The measure of...
Big Brother is watching mortgage applicants too
June 21, 2013 01:30PM
Kenneth R. Harney
You can call it Big Brother. You can call it high-tech snooping. But be aware: If you are applying for a mortgage in the...
Credit reporting snafu burdens borrowers with past short sales
May 17, 2013 04:00PM
Kenneth R. Harney
Are large numbers of homeowners who have negotiated short sales with lenders at risk because of a startling omission in the American credit system?...
Homebuyers still in the dark about mortgages
May 09, 2013 02:00PM
Homebuyers are still largely ignorant about mortgages, according to a new survey by real estate website Zillow cited by CNNMoney. In a survey of...
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...
Another week, another rise in mortgage applications
April 17, 2013 12:30PM
The number of mortgage applications for the week ending April 12, 2013, increased another 4.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week...
As interest rates decline, applications leap
March 27, 2013 11:00AM
The number of mortgage applications for the week ending March 27, 2013 increased 7.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, the...
Mortgage applications continue to fall as interest rates increase for a second week
March 20, 2013 08:30AM
The number of mortgage applications for the week ending March 20, 2013 decreased 7.1 percent percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier,...
Better than expected jobs numbers send interest rates climbing, applications fall
March 13, 2013 11:00AM
The number of mortgage applications for the week ending March 13, 2013 decreased 4.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, the...
Six Sigma faces allegations of financial mismanagement at West Chelsea site
Chinese developer lands $137M refi for world’s tallest Holiday Inn
Spaces inks lease for another big Manhattan co-working spot
Ironstate-led group lands $100M+ condo inventory loan in Murray Hill
Hurricane Florence damage toll could include nearly $1.5B of mortgages
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