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Short on Existing-Home Options? 4 Reasons to Buy New

NerdWallet | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business

By Deborah Kearns Buying a home in some markets is like being in a gladiator ring. Multiple rounds of showings and getting into -- and losing -- bidd...

A Quarter of Homebuyers Unhappy With Their Mortgage Lender, Survey Finds

NerdWallet | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business

By Hal Bundrick, CFP A significant segment of homeowners (21%) are dissatisfied with their choice of mortgage lender, according to a just-released J....

How To Find The Best Mortgage Rates And Lenders Online

NerdWallet | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business

The internet is changing the home loan industry, for sure. It's getting easier to apply and complete the mortgage process all online -- but shopping real-life mortgage rates and home loan lenders online is harder than it looks.

6 Reverse Mortgage Tips To Rely On When Shopping Lenders

Michael Lazar | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A reverse mortgage is a viable proposition for homeowners age 62 and over. It allows them to access their available home equity while still holding the title to their home. The extra income can be used as the borrower sees fit, from remodels to medical bills or just to meet monthly obligations.

How Much Mortgage Can You Afford? | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

Remember that there are hundreds of loan programs available in today's lending market, and each has different guidelines. So, don't be discouraged if your dream home seems out of reach.

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Industry Discriminated Against Women, New Study Suggests | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

In an era when buyers of all backgrounds have found buying or refinancing a home difficult, women have had a particularly tough time, a new study by a...

Refinancings Come Into Focus

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

If we're looking for an economic rising tide to carry all our boats, I don't see it locally just yet. I see the holes in leaking vessels being plugged, while those onboard are still carrying excess weight.

WATCH: The Fed Has Something To Say To Foreclosure Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.24.2012 | Money

To steer homeowners toward a little-used foreclosure review program, the government is harnessing the power of YouTube. The Federal Reserve release...

Wells Fargo Is Dominating The Mortgage Industry

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

* Wells Fargo made 33.9 pct of US mortgages in 1st quarter * U.S. Bancorp jumps to third from fifth * Bank of America's ...

Black Borrowers Face Higher Hurdles in Lending, Study Shows

Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

By Stefanos Chen This post originally appeared at AOL Real Estate. Qualifying for a loan in today's tight credit market is hard. But add race to...

Foreclosures Taking Nearly Three Times As Long To Process As In 2007

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

If the American housing market is ever to recover -- and provide some momentum to a broader economic turnaround -- it needs to work its way through th...

Mortgage Meltdown Has Made Every House a Sukka

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The impermanence of property is the universal lesson behind the Jewish observance of Sukkot, which begins tonight. We largely move out of our homes into temporary homes and shelter called 'sukkas.' The message: never rely on money or property but on G-d alone for permanence.

Occupy Wall Street: A New Wave of Fair Housing Activism?

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

We may witness a surge in fair housing, fair lending, community reinvestment and economic justice activities and outcomes in the near future.

Are All Short Sales Bargains?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

When it comes to buyers, short sales offer no clear-cut advantages. Delays abound and opportunities arise to reduce the whole transaction to a giant waste of time.

Shahien Nasiripour

Wells Fargo Target Of Justice Department Probe; Agency Alleges Discriminatory Lending | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is preparing a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the nation's largest home mortgage lender, for allegedly preying u...

Hawaii's Extensive Foreclosure Law Clogging Courts, Housing Market

Associated Press | MARK NIESSE | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

HONOLULU -- When Hawaii passed a new law with extensive protections to prevent residents from losing their homes, it was hailed as the nation's strong...

Effective Housing Reform Requires Mortgage Lenders Retain Risk: Official

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Regulators want to ensure mortgage lenders retain some of the risk on loans they originate, as it is crucial to strengthen the housing fi...

All-Cash Buyers Exploiting A Stumbling Housing Market

Bloomberg News | John Gittelsohn | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

As lenders tighten mortgage standards and consumers stay on the sidelines amid a five-year slide in home prices, all-cash purchases are surging. The d...

Should Homeowners Be Jailed For Taking Out Bad Loans?

Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

To date, not a single mortgage lender has been sent to prison for their role in the financial crisis. At least one borrower hasn't been so lucky. C...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Consumer Agency May Not Be Able To Oversee Payday Lenders, Mortgage Firms | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nascent consumer agency dedicated to protecting borrowers from abusive lenders, a cornerstone of the Obama administration's efforts to reform the ...

Gretchen Morgenson: Court Case Exposes 'Bag Of Mortgage Tricks'

The New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, a jury in federal district court in Reno, Nev., awarded a group of 50 mortgage investors $5.1 million in punitive damages against defendant...

Administration Official Blames Foreclosure Firms For 'Inexcusable Breakdowns'

Martin Crutsinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Martin Crutsinger, AP) - An Obama administration official says a preliminary investigation into the foreclosure process has found inexc...

States, Banks In Talks Over Fund For Foreclosure Mess Losses

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha and Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

State attorneys general and the country's biggest lenders are negotiating to create a nationwide fund to compensate borrowers who can prove they lost ...

Heartless About The Homeless

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I am firmly convinced that until the rest of us adopt a "we're in this together" attitude and press our elected officials to slow down foreclosures and speed up hiring, home values will keep falling and businesses will keep failing.

Your Conservative Friend Is Actually a Big Pinko. Or: How We Got Out of the Great Depression.

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aemilia Scott

Why can Americans unite so quickly and powerfully behind a spending and sacrifice spree in the service of conflict, but can't seem to rationalize public works for sake of our own improvement?