Recent Rules Will Reduce FHA Reverse Mortgage Default Rates

A study published in July revealed that default rates on reverse mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration could be reduced by as much as 50% in light of the agency’s recent rules changes.This development comes as the FHA wishes to codify those changes...

S&P/Experian: Default Rates on First, Second Mortgages Rise in October

“For the first time since January 2017, the default rates for autos, bank cards and mortgages all rose together,” said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jow Indices, which together with Experian released their...

How to Shop for a Mortgage

When you decide it’s time to buy a home, you have one major step to take before you find your dream home. You have to find a mortgage. Unless, of course, you have enough cash to pay for the home, but if you are like most people, you need a mortgage. Knowing how to...

Should you Buy or Build a House?

It’s time to take the plunge and buy your own house. It’s an exciting time! Before you start the process, though, you have to decide if you should buy or build a house.Looking for Current Mortgage Interest Rates? Click Here.There are many factors that go into this...

Borrowing Money From a Paid Off House With Bad Credit

You paid off your house a while ago and have enjoyed being mortgage free. However, in recent years you hit bad luck and ruined your credit. Now you want to tap into your paid off house and get some of that equity back in cash to help make ends meet. Is it possible...

Good News: Updated Policy On Reconstructed Mortgage Loans

Fannie Mae has new rules that could help you catch up on your mortgage payments.It is important to note the difference between restructuring and refinancing to understand what the updated policy means for you.Loan restructuring, also known as loan modification changes...

read more

Freddie Mac: Brexit Drives Rates Down, Refi Up

Brexit has played a major role in lowering mortgage rates, which is expected to boost U.S. housing activity particularly refinancing, Freddie Mac said in an outlook for the month of July.On July 12, the government-sponsored enterprise released its monthly outlook,...

read more

Mortgage Rates Rise So Do Mortgage Applications

With the rise of mortgage rates comes a higher volume of mortgage applications, latest weekly surveys made separately by Freddie Mac and the Mortgage Bankers Association confirmed. On the mortgage rate side, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased for the first time...

read more

Does The Lender Pull Credit On The Day Of Your Closing?

You received your mortgage approval, you figure everything is good to go and you are free to do with your finances as you wish, right? Unfortunately, this can hurt you in the end. Lenders have gotten smarter with their ways, especially after the housing crisis. Now,...

read more