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Business has picked up from last year for Orlando-area homebuilders, and at least some of their new customers are an unlikely group of buyers: former foreclosure victims. It has been three years since foreclosures peaked in Orlando, and that is the...
As the federal government and 49 states signed a landmark mortgage relief settlement Thursday, housing advocates and others pointed to shortcomings and raised questions about how the $25 billion plan would be able to provide relief to nearly 2 million...
Tags: Douglas F. Gansler, Fannie Mae, Realty, Finance, Mortgages
Real Estate MattersQ: I purchased and closed on a home May 2009. The house is now 30 percent underwater. We bought it for around $120,000 and now its worth around $80,000. I've made all my payments on time and have not missed any of them. I have an FHA loan. You...
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WASHINGTON — What's behind the unusually high rate of contract cancellations and settlement delays in the real estate market? With signs of recovery emerging in many parts of the country, shouldn't deals be zipping along with minimal complications?...
Tags: Fannie Mae, Homes, Realty, Real Estate, Home Improvement
Real Estate MattersQ: I live in Los Angeles and bought my home in 2007. The value has decreased close to $500,000, and I am on an interest-only loan for five more years. I am starting to get nervous. I would like to stay in the house, but I am not sure my bank will agree to...
WASHINGTON — How do you stack up as a potential mortgage candidate in this year's increasingly tough underwriting environment? Do you have the right stuff — credit score, debt-to-income ratio, equity or down payment — to get you...
WASHINGTON — A little-noticed mortgage rule change that took effect April 1 could create hassles for significant numbers of home buyers who plan to use low-down-payment FHA financing this spring. The change affects anyone with one or more...
Real Estate MattersQ: You mentioned on one of your radio shows that there would be a refinancing program coming available for FHA homeowners who have paid on time but are underwater. Do you have any more information as to when this will happen and who to contact to...
More Howard County residents are renting out their homes amid the slump in the housing market, local officials say, sometimes leaving a burden of unpaid fees for condo and homeowners associations. The issue has prompted the County Council to consider a...
The Obama administration's new plan to stimulate refinancings of FHA mortgages is likely to help large numbers of homeowners — even those who are deeply underwater — cut their monthly costs by switching to a loan with a rate below 4%. Here'...
Real Estate MattersIs the housing news we're getting good? That's the question the New York Times asked in an editorial this week. And if you look at some recent press releases, you might think that the housing market has indeed turned the corner. The National Association...
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