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Despite housing market slowdown, mortgage lenders just had a great second quarter

The second quarter of the year saw $565 billion worth of mortgage loans as homeowners are increasingly eager to...

The Daily Dirt: The dark cloud hanging over buyers

It’s a buyer’s market, but soon it might only be a certain buyer’s market.  Interest rates dropped to a nearly three-year...

Trump proposal would make getting a mortgage harder for homeowners deep in debt

Borrowers who are deep in debt could find it even harder to get home loans under a new Trump...

Everything you need to know about Realogy and Amazon’s TurnKey partnership

UPDATED, July 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.: Realogy has jumped into bed with Amazon to roll out a new program...

Almost 40% of homes in the US are
mortgage-free

About 37 percent of households in the U.S. are living without mortgages. The share of homeowners paying off their...

Banks see uptick in mortgages, but remain wary ahead of potential Fed interest rate cut

Spurred by low interest rates, consumers are taking out more mortgages, bolstering the profits of banks’ consumer divisions. But...

Trump official to pressure Congress to privatize Freddie and Fannie

A decade after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put under government control, a Trump administration-appointed regulator is stepping...

Mortgage rates plummet to lowest levels in nearly 2 years

Mortgage rates fell for the sixth straight week, hitting their lowest point since September 2017. The 30-year fixed-rate average...

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Fitch to include natural disasters risks to RMBS ratings

Fitch Ratings will include natural disaster risks into its ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities, a sign that the industry...

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...

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