The ability-to-repay regulations set new standards for qualified mortgages.
Borrowers grown more satisfied with their mortgage lenders compared to last year, according to survey.
Qualified single and first-time buyers are still not able to obtain a mortgage.
Consumer advocacy groups ask federal regulators to step up bank scrutiny.
The credit scores of mortgage applicants are higher than average.
Tighter lending standards will make the popular ARM more difficult to obtain.
A group of senators is asking regulators to investigate high-interest payday loans being made at major banks.
Finally, the victims of foreclosure abuse will receive compensation from mortgage lenders.
Seeking to recoup losses from the housing bust, the FHA is casting a wider net.
A bid to boost fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders in order to pay for the proposed payroll tax cut extension for another year is drawing fire from some in the real estate industry who fear that lenders will pass the fees on to borrowers in the form of higher mortgage interest