Tag Archives: mortgage

Mortgage Rates Up, But Remain Below 4%

After four weeks of decreases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up slightly this week, but stayed near yearly lows under  4 percent, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage...

Qualifying for Mortgage Isn’t Impossible

Many potential home buyers are so leery about qualifying for a mortgage that they say they’re not going to even try. Nearly 60 percent of potential home buyers say they want to...

Help Extend Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

The National Association of REALTORS® is calling on its members to help urge Congress to renew the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, an income tax exemption on mortgage debt forgiven in...

Get a Discount on Your Mortgage

Lending giants Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup reportedly will offer mortgages at discounted rates to stir more lending among low-income borrowers and those with subprime credit...

Mortgage Rates Hold at Yearly Low This Week

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is heading into the holiday weekend at its yearly low, giving home shoppers and home owners another opportunity to snag the lowest rate of the year,...

Amerisave On the Hook for Alleged Mortgage Scheme

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Amerisave Mortgage to pay $19.3 million, alleging the lender scammed thousands of customers with a bait-and-switch mortgage-lending...

Amazon and Google as Mortgage Brokers?

Apparently, many people would prefer to get a mortgage through Google or Amazon. A new study by consulting firm Accenture reveals that a large number of Americans would be willing to...

How to Make Mortgage Approval Easier

With new mortgage rules and regulations in place, buyers may face more obstacles when applying for a mortgage. “Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase anyone will make, and...

Mortgage Applications Rise 0.9% in Latest Week

For the third consecutive week, mortgage applications rose as interest rates dropped, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. Mortgage applications, reflecting those for...

CitiGroup Wants to Increase Its Mortgage Business

Citigroup Inc. is buying up home loans from other lenders as it seeks to increase its share in the mortgage business. “We want to grow,” Jane Fraser, the chief executive...