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Mortgage Applications Hit 15-year Low Despite Decreased Interest Rates

By Kelly Isaacs According to Reuters, home mortgage applications decreased last week to a 15-year low, even though interest rates remain depressed. Seasonally adjusted […]

August 02, 2011 Real Estate News

Hurricane Irene Underscores Importance of Flood Insurance

As homeowners across the East Coast brace for Hurricane Irene, the threat underscores the importance of flood insurance and reauthorizing the NFIP. NAR estimates that

August 21, 2011 Real Estate News

Sweet Deals on Condos, Learn From Steve Jobs about Money, and More

If you’re seriously in the market for a condominium and you’d like a $ 1,500 cash incentive, check out Freddie Mac’s limited-time offer […] Mortgage

August 05, 2011 Real Estate News

Learn More About Mortgage Purchase Apps

The Aug. 17 news on mortgage purchase applications from the Mortgage Bankers Association was disappointing—they fell 8% from the prior week. Research Commentary from REALTOR.org

August 21, 2011 Real Estate News

New York Attorney General Removed from Bank Foreclosure Settlement Panel

By Kelly Isaacs New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been booted from a panel that is attempting to negotiate a settlement with […] Mortgage

August 27, 2011 Real Estate News

Four Ways the New Normal is Changing Homeownership

When will real estate ever return to normal? That’s a question asked regularly by long-time homeowners who are tired of watching the value […] Mortgage

August 09, 2011 Real Estate News

QRM Means Higher Rates in Uneasy Market

Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie and Freddie and the FHA are currently exempted from the proposed QRM rule, but as the GSEs leave receivership, the bulk

August 57, 2011 Real Estate News

America Needs an Affordable and Adequately Regulated Secondary Market, Says NAR

The National Association of Realtors® welcomes the Obama Administration’s call for an orderly transition from the current form of the secondary mortgage market to a

August 47, 2011 Real Estate News
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