| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:27 PM
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" couple Joe and Teresa Giudice pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two additional fraud counts brought against them by federal prosecutors.
Add those to the 39 counts between them that they pleaded not guilty to back in July,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Fixed mortgage rates fell early this week in the wake of a decline in the inflation rate, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.35% last week.
But the trend Thursday was once again toward higher rates.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Profits at the nation's banks fell 3.9% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with a year earlier, the first such decline since 2009, as the industry grappled with higher interest rates that led to a drop in mortgage activity, the Federal...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:48 AM
A nervous mortgage market drove interest rates higher this week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, with the average for a 30-year fixed-rate loan rising to 4.29% from 4.22% a week earlier, Freddie Mac said.
The rate for a typical 15-year fixed...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Mortgage rates slipped lower this week, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering the 30-year fixed-rate home loan at an average 4.1%, compared with 4.13% last week.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.2%, down from last week’s...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Dear Liz: If your in-laws promised you and their son their house, and have for over 20 years, and the whole family is aware that was the plan — your mother-in-law even had a will and a deed made up — do you think the executor of the estate has...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you'll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — might be cut sometime next spring? Maybe you should.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
NEW YORK — Steven A. Cohen faces what could be an end to his career as one of Wall Street's most profitable money men after his hedge fund agreed to plead guilty to charges of criminal insider trading.
SAC Capital Advisors becomes the first...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Homeownership in the United States remained flat last quarter, staying at its lowest level in nearly two decades and underscoring the dominant role investors have played in the housing recovery.
The nation’s homeownership rate was 65.1% on a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:42 AM
A brighter economic picture sent mortgage interest rates higher this week, with housing finance giant Freddie reporting that a 30-year fixed-rate home loan averaged 4.16%, up from 4.1% last week.
The interest rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage, popular...