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Real Estate MattersBy Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I owe more on my mortgage than what my house is worth. And, unfortunately, my loan isn't owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, and it is an adjustable rate. What are my options to refinance my loan into a fixed...
The city of Chicago's frustration in dealing with the vacant, foreclosed homes that are causing blight in its neighborhoods was on full display in federal court Wednesday as city attorneys argued that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should have to follow its...
Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co. added millions of dollars to its ability to pay hurricane-season claims and increased its cash surplus in order to maintain its A-Exceptional score with an insurance industry ratings agency. Last week...
The Philadelphia InquirerPersonal financial success however you define it is more likely if you've set goals and have a plan to reach them. Oh, and you'll need a job, too. Get some advice on setting goals (and getting a job) from these sites. You've grown up. You may or may...
Dramatic double-digit percentage home price gains have raised concerns of a new housing bubble, but those eye-popping increases should moderate by the end of this year as more supply comes on the market, according to a national real estate data firm....
For all the mixed messages from the Fed and the uncertainty that has roiled financial markets recently, one thing looks very clear: The era of declining interest rates is over. After three decades in which borrowing costs for Americans have pretty...
June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Beginning construction of new U.S. homes increased in May and permits to build single-family houses rose to a five-year high, extending a rebound that is helping shore up the expansion. Housing starts climbed 6.8 percent, less than...
If you're in the market to buy a home, you may not want to drag your feet. Those record low fixed mortgage rates aren't so low anymore. The federal reserve bought billions of dollars in bonds and securities to boost the housing market, which allowed...
The refinancing boom may be cooling down, but the move to shorter mortgages — especially 10-year loans among pre-retirees — appears to be accelerating. Some community banks say 10-year mortgages, once an insignificant niche option, are now...
WASHINGTON — The refinancing boom may be cooling down, but the move to shorter mortgages — especially 10-year loans among pre-retirees — appears to be accelerating. Some community banks say 10-year mortgages, once an insignificant...
Consumer confidence in June eased from a six-year high as progress in the labor market supported Americans' views of the economic outlook. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment declined to 82.7 in June from...
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Are 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with interest rates beginning with a “3” soon to become something found only in the history books? That prospect appeared more likely Thursday, as Freddie Mac reported that the average rate that lenders...
Tags: Federal Reserve, Credit Ratings, Mortgages
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