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4 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

NerdWallet | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business

By Deborah Kearns Choosing a mortgage broker might seem like a no-brainer if you go with whoever quotes you the lowest rates and fees. On the surface...

Subprime gets bad rap in 'Big Short' but is key to easing affordability crisis

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
The Conversation US

Jaime Luque, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone who's dug into the 2008 financial crisis knows the role that bundling and selling subprime housin...

What Your Broker Won't Tell You About the Housing Recovery?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money
D. Sidney Potter

There's a reason they're called salesmen. And consequently, converting the non-believers has always been an occupational job hazard for salesmen.

5 Credit Tips to Help First Time Homebuyers Get a Mortgage

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you're an aspiring first-time homebuyer, start working on improving your credit rating right now so that when it's time for you to find a home, you'll have no trouble finding a mortgage.

Has Dodd-Frank Slayed the Mortgage Monster?

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Gitter

Although the transparency as to how compensation is paid has been geometrically improved by Dodd-Frank, whether or not the consumer will benefit, and whether the housing market will improve in light of these changes, is yet to be seen.

From Mortgage Broker To Homeless: One Woman's Housing Bust Saga

Washington Post | Annie Gowen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the real estate bust, Rob Paxton and Susan Schneider might have met at a networking event or through their home-buyer clients. Instead, they fi...

Brokers Are Blamed for Loan Failures

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Lenders, brokers and borrowers beware. The Small Business Administration's Inspector General is looking for errors made during the origination, closing and servicing procedures.

Goldman Sachs Seizing Homes Subprime Mortgages Bought

McClatchy | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman spent years buying hundreds of thousands of subprime mortgages, many of them from some of the more unsavory lenders in the business, and packa...

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Lenders Making Record Profits, Consumers Suffer | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Never ones to let an opportunity go unexploited, mortgage lenders are taking advantage of a market fueled by low interest rates and massive government...

Latino Families' Fight for Banking Reform

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

One of the most devastating consequences of today's economic turmoil is the large-scale loss of nearly a generation of wealth among Latino homeowners.

The Fraud of Honest-Services Fraud

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Essentially, honest-services fraud makes prosecutors omnipotent, because they can charge anybody they want with a federal felony.