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  • VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front

    VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front
    There are fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant market...
  • 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...
  • For vets, a housing boom

    There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant...
  • U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas

    U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to government data, but the cause and implications of the roadway revival may be different than in years past. The slow...
  • Borrower should refi to ditch FHA mortgage insurance premium

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a new home two years ago with an interest rate of 3.875 percent. I did not put down 20 percent, so I am paying $230 a month MIP/PMI for a total of five years. The loan is your standard 30-year fixed rate...
  • Mortgage lenders may be easing credit score requirements slightly

    Are mortgage lenders finally loosening up a little on their credit score requirements — opening the door to larger numbers of home buyers this summer and fall? It depends on what type of loan you're seeking. If it's a Federal Housing...
  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

    WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • FHA is urged to reform loan sale program

    A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes. Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
  • Why Can Lenders Charge Interest After Mortgage Paid Off?

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade — they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal...
  • FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages

    FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages
    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...