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Lenders Optimistic on Changes
reduction of fees at the FHA, will provide a boost to the housing market. In November, the FHFA which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced that it would once again allow the two......

Lower Mortgage Rates Still Leave Buyers Cold
Despite a downward tick in mortgage rates, applications rose only 0.1 percent last week, perhaps signaling few reasons to refinance and low inventory for new buyers. Total application volume......

Bidding Wars Brew Under Tight Supplies
into the spring-selling season. Inventory Challenges A Big Threat to the Spring Housing Market Inventories Tighten Up Again Tight Supplies Put Home Prices on the Move  The real......

Fed Beige Book: Better economy, some rough spots
Bad weather slowed construction activity in New York, Philadelphia, and Cleveland, and home sales fell in Cleveland and Kansas City. Low levels of inventory and lack of desirable lots continued......

Demand for Homes Continues to Outstrip Supply
a “strong” outlook outnumber those with “weak” outlook. Respondents reported that lower mortgage rates were boosting home buying. [1] Meanwhile, supply has been tight with new construction......

Polychron praises 2015 Member Safety Report
This week, NAR released the 2015 Member Safety Report, an index of responses to a recent survey of members about concerns, procedures, and self-defense on the job.  “When I became NAR president......

You're an '80s kid if you love these 8 TV homes
"Miami Vice" and "Magnum, P.I." Search for great mortgage rates on Bankrate.com If you've ever wondered what homes from those hot shows would......

JPMorgan pays $50M for 'robo-signing'
spotlight following the 2008 mortgage meltdown as banks found themselves overwhelmed with foreclosures. Tuesday's settlement is tied to homeowners who were already going through the bankruptcy......

Strong Dollar but No Relief on Housing Costs
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Can Health Problems Lead to Foreclosure?
can lead you to foreclosure, a new study shows. The Foreclosure-Health Link Foreclosures Hurt Your Health 3 Hidden Costs of the Foreclosure Crisis Can Where You Live Affect Your......

Is It Wise to Carry a Gun?
pack heat while showing homes? Read more : Safety resources from the NAR Safety Program REALTOR® Magazine spoke with law enforcement officers and safety instructors about the role of......

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Paperwork you need to get a home mortgage
" says Metzler, who heads Mortgages Unlimited in St. Paul, Minnesota. Compare mortgage rates from reputable lenders Four mortgage professionals offer the following list of items you may need......

740 credit score is mortgage sweet spot
mortgage Real Estate » Today's lowest mortgage rates and fees go to borrowers with credit scores of 740 or higher. This is a change from a few years ago, when a 720 credit score was good......