Mortgages Blog

Monday, April 23, 2012 5:36 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The housing crash is not only slowing the economic recovery in the U.S., but helped spark global financial troubles …

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:29 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

More than four years into the housing crisis, here are new rules to make the short sale process easier and speedier.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:16 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

March brings more signs of seller optimism in the housing market.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 6:01 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Fits and starts still plague housing, even heading into the spring buying season.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:42 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

While millions of homeowners struggle to pay their mortgages, more than $7 billion sits, unused …

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:37 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Who is purchasing the most expensive real estate? Although buyers from around the globe are investing in the downturn in the U.S., the Russians are writing the biggest checks, according to The New York Times. Since the real estate market crashed four years ago, the Times reports that Russians have signed contracts for more than

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:00 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Has the administration persuaded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help underwater borrowers modify mortgages through partial loan forgiveness? Not yet. But Ed DeMarco, the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s acting director who oversees the agencies, has gone from “no” to “maybe” on the issue. He says the FHFA is conducting a second analysis to determine

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Monday, April 9, 2012 10:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Do you hear a whining sound in the distance? It’s the mortgage industry, complaining again about government regulation.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 6:48 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There may be a legal obligation for Fannie and Freddie to write down mortgage principal.

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Friday, April 6, 2012 10:17 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Think the economy is recovering because the job market has improved? Think again. The employment report released today is disappointing, at best. The U.S. economy added only 120,000 jobs in March, half of what it added in February, the Labor Department says. After three months of solid employment gains, the latest report shows the economy

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