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...

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...

What Does a Demand Feature Mean in a Mortgage Loan?

Did you pay attention when you signed your closing documents? Do you know the fine print that was provided to you? If so, do you know if your loan has a demand feature? Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders. Don’t worry if you don’t know, as many borrowers are...

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...

How Much can you Withdraw From Your 401k for a Home Purchase

If you want to buy a house, you will need a down payment. If a lack of savings is the only thing holding you back, you may be able to tap into your 401K to get the funds you need.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders.Before you go and take out the funds you’ve...