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  • One subprime crisis wasn't enough?

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Oct. 29:
  • David Nicklaus: Smaller down payments are wrong solution to housing problem

    Sometimes I wonder if we've already forgotten the lessons of the financial crisis. Surely one of those lessons is that too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. Another is that well-meaning...

    Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This corrects paragraph 28 to show financial institutions in Maryland have 27 years, not 36, to collect deficiency judgments) Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild...

    Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac says
    Mortgage rates rose this week from their lowest point in 2014, but lenders still offered a 30-year fixed loan below 4%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage jumped to 3.13% from 3.08% last week. ...

    U.S. loan applications to buy homes lowest since February: MBA

    U.S. loan applications to buy homes lowest since February: MBA
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage applications to buy homes fell to their lowest level last week since February as interest rates on 30-year home loans edged up from the previous week's 16-month trough, an industry group said on Wednesday. The...