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10 Best States to Get a Mortgage Loan

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.23.2016 | Money

GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states based on the local rates offered on 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) in the first quarter of 2015, weighted with the average home listing price in the state.

Is Non-Prime the New Sub-Prime?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

With the recent Academy Award winner for best movie of the year going to 12 Years a Slave, it was only topical to quote a former slave owner himself, ...

7 Housing Trends for 2013 | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Buying a Home? 10 Financial Things You Shouldn't Do | Posted 10.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

You've decided to buy a house, and you need financing. Even if you have good credit, you should keep your finances shipshape until closing so that lenders won't think twice.

'No More Mr. Nice Guy' - Why You Should Think Twice Before Co-Signing a Loan

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Co-signing can be a great way to help a responsible family member or friend who has fallen on hard times and needs a hand to get back on their feet. But co-signing comes with consequences that you should be aware of before you sign any papers!

The Most Stubborn Squatter Ever Occupies Abandoned Home For Years

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

What would you do to get rid of a squatter in your town? Residents of the Palmer Woods neighborhood of Detroit did quite a lot to try to get rid of...

The Housing Market May Finally Be Back For Good

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

By Leah Schnurr and Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, May 28 (Reuters) - Kate Carpenter and her husband waited for two years before sensing the ...

Wall Street's Arrogance Led To Financial Collapse, Documents Show

Bloomberg View | William D. Cohan | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: If one wants to understand the full complicity of Wall Street in the Great Recession, look no further than the voluminous package ...

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 ...

The Big Problem Burdening Twenty-Somethings

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Many twenty-somethings are carrying around a huge burden. And no, it's not the regret of last weekend's hook-up. Twenty-somethings are holding $45,...

Even This Isn't Protected From The Foreclosure Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

* 2011 a record year for church foreclosures * Churches hit by credit bubble, some devalued. * Churches faulting, strugg...

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...

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Consumers Mostly Complain About Credit Cards To New Agency | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received about 12,000 complaints over the past six months from consumers who had problems with their ...

Big Banks Betting Wave Of Mortgage Defaults Will Slow

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

* Declining delinquencies spark hope that worst is passing * JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo forecast savings * C...

Wells Fargo Sues JP Morgan Over Hundreds Of Mortgage Loans

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) was sued by Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N), which seeks to force it to buy back more than 800 soured mortgage loans that it over...

Treasury's Toxic Asset Funds Show Big Gain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Treasury's toxic asset funds have gained 27 percent since they were created to help revive the mortgage-backed securities mark...

Highlights Of The Financial Overhaul Bill (PHOTOS)

HuffPost/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress just passed a sweeping overhaul of America's financial regulatory system. The financial bill cleared the Senate by a vote of 60 to 39, and ...

Don't Trust Your Banks: They Are Still Cheating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

This letter underscores for me, and millions of other bank customers, that nothing with the banks has changed, and that past deceptive practices are still in force.

Homeowners In Foreclosure Stop Paying Mortgage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A growing number of the people whose homes are in foreclosure are refusing to slink away in shame. They are fashioning a sort of homemade mortgage mod...

Concerns Grow About Another Mortgage Giant | LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- First it was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now concern is growing that another government mortgage giant might teeter, just as the nation'...

Lenders Avoiding Mortgage Modifications: Boston Fed

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mortgage lenders don't try to rework most home loans held by borrowers facing foreclosure because it would probably mean losing money, a study release...

It's A Very Serious Banking Crisis

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The amount of money banks are setting aside to absorb losses is increasing, as is the amount of money they are charging off. Neither of these are good developments.