Good News: Updated Policy On Reconstructed Mortgage Loans

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...
Freddie Mac: Brexit Drives Rates Down, Refi Up

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,...
Mortgage Rates Rise So Do Mortgage Applications

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

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,...
First Quarter Data Show Good Start For Mortgage Lending

First Quarter Data Show Good Start For Mortgage Lending

It’s a good start for mortgage lending – or at least that’s what the numbers say. In a latest data report released by Equifax, the first quarter of the year has seen increases in mortgage activity, owing to the positive financial wave that Brexit resulted after its...
Recent Rules Will Reduce FHA Reverse Mortgage Default Rates

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...