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  • Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%

    Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%
    Mortgage trends were mixed this week, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders showed, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan edging up to 4.14%, from 4.12% a week ago. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.23% to 3.27%, according...
  • Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%

    Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%
    The cost of getting a home loan has slipped back to the lowest level of the year, with Freddie Mac pegging the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage early this week at 4.12% compared to last week's 4.14%. The average rate for a 15-year fixed-rate...
  • Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year

    Consumer borrowing in March saw largest increase in more than a year
    Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in more than a year in a sign of increased economic growth this spring. Outstanding consumer credit, which includes credit card balances and auto and student loans, jumped $17.5...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth

    Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth
    Be careful in taking out student loans: They will hurt you later when you are starting out and trying to establish savings and investments, warns a Boca Raton certified financial planner in a weekly email. Mari Adam quotes the Pew Research Center as...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes

    Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I’m a loan officer, and I have a client who is under contract to buy a home. She...
  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing

    Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: We are under contract to buy a home. We have our loan approved, and the closing is in about...
  • Former Fort Lauderdale executive pleads guilty in million dollar bank fraud

    The former owner of a Fort Lauderdale-based consulting company has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced. Henry Fecker III, 60, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, was the owner of Camden Consulting, Inc., a shell company used...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...