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  • Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%

    Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%
    Fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.33%, up from 4.27% a week ago.
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings
    Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities. Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...

    How to improve credit scores

    How to improve credit scores
    Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off for...

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%
    Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this week, the lowest it has been since early February. The average for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.33% this week,...