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What Does It Take to Get a Loan Today? A Lot!

One of the biggest obstacles home buyers are facing is qualifying for financing, and a new report by the Federal Reserve shows exactly how big of struggle potential borrowers face....

Mortgage Scams Rise on Online Search Engines

Federal investigators are investigating Google, Bing, and Yahoo! search engines in a hunt to find con artists who are using the sites to dupe troubled home owners....

Gov’t Announces More Refinancing Program Details

This week, the federal government released more details about its revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program, which sets out to allow more home owners to refinance their mortgage and...

Fed’s Latest Move May Send Rates Lower

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will invest $400 billion in long-term Treasury securities over the next nine months, which is expected to send interest rates on mortgages...

Congress Urged to Restore Home Buyer Tax Credit

The National Mortgage Complaint Center, a consumer advocacy group, is asking Congress to introduce legislation to restore the federal tax credit for home buyers in order to “rescue...

Fed’s QE2 Program Ends Today

The second round of quantitative easing (QE2) — the Federal Reserve’s program to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds — will end June 30, with mixed results. Although experts...