Headline News Archive

2007

September

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  • High appraisals signal change. What's going on with appraisals? In some parts of the country, mortgage lenders -- and appraisers themselves -- say they're increasingly coming in with valuations…
22
  • Group aims to protect Hispanic borrowers. Buying a house can be intimidating for anyone. But it's especially difficult for Latino buyers, according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.…
21
  • 'Toxic' mortgages are the best?. A new study from professors at Columbia and NYU finds that the "optimal" mortgage in a perfect world is an option ARM If you had…
  • Strapped borrowers urged to act. Borrowers at risk of falling behind on their mortgages should engage their lenders early to try to avoid major problems, three top government officials said…
19
  • House OKs plan to stem mortgage concerns. The House on Tuesday approved a plan to expand federal backing of mortgages in hopes of helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. The bill, which passed…
  • Bold cut means savings for consumers. The Federal Reserve's unanimous decision to slash a key interest rate Tuesday is a dramatic statement that the central bank will do whatever it takes…
18
  • Can consumers cash in on Fed rate cut?. Mortgages, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, credit card rates, certificates of deposit, and money market accounts can all be influenced by changes in…
17
  • Prepaying mortgage usually smart. Much attention is being paid to homeowners who can't afford their mortgage payment. But what if your bill is manageable? Or your interest rate hasn't…
16
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  • Trapped by the mortgage meltdown. Whether you're a home seller, owner or buyer, by this point you've got to be feeling a little rattled. The bad news about the housing…
13
  • Mortgage denial rate inches up. Applicants for home mortgages were turned down for loans at a slightly higher rate in 2006 than the previous year, and significant disparities continued to…
  • Minorías pagan más por crédito. De acuerdo con un informe publicado ayer por la Reserva Federal (Fed) de Estados Unidos, las minorías étnicas, entre ellas los latinos y afroamericanos, pagan…
12
  • Mortgage brokers warned of deceptive ads. The Federal Trade Commission has warned more than 200 companies about "potentially deceptive" mortgage advertisements that could give borrowers false impressions of the cost of…
11
09
  • Some mortgage originators skip state licensing. Concerned about mortgage fraud and predatory lending practices, many states have toughened their laws by requiring loan officers or originators to undergo extensive background checks…
07
  • Foreclosure proceedings set record. With a warning that the worst is yet to come, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Thursday that lenders began foreclosure proceedings on a record number…
  • Contagio de crisis ‘subprime’. Los propietarios de casas que están batallando para lidiar con los fuertes incrementos en sus pagos de hipoteca ajustable fueron golpeados con un número récord…
06
  • FCC may ban cable exclusivity deals. ederal regulators appear set to crack down on cable companies that sign exclusive deals with apartment and condominium buildings, denying residents the fruits of emerging…
  • Home-equity loans dry up. When James Chou's credit card debt began to spin out of control a few years ago, he turned to a home-equity loan to pay it…
 

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