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Real Estate MattersQ: I read your recent column titled "Giving up interest does not free you from mortgage obligation." The ex-wife was willing to give up her claim on the home to her former spouse and receive a fixed payment once he refinanced. She chose to quitclaim...
U.S. mortgage rates fell for a fourth consecutive week and the average rate for a 15-year loan hit a new record low, the latest survey of lenders shows. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.40%, down from 3.41% last week, according to...
The Sacramento BeeThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday it will close its field offices in Sacramento and Fresno, along with 14 others nationwide, as part of a restructuring that HUD expects to save up to $150 million. The move to close HUD'...
Savannah Morning News, Ga.Every time local loan officer Michael Caputo writes a low down payment mortgage, he gets the same question from the client. "How can I get the mortgage insurance dropped?" The simple answer -- reach 20 or 22 percent equity -- will soon become complex....
Question: I manage a 12-unit apartment complex with a strict no-pets policy. We understand that under federal and state fair housing law, we may need to make an exception to our no-pet policy for a disabled resident who requires a service animal as a...
The lending landscape shifted measurably this month when the standard-bearer for first-time buyers and low-to-moderate income borrowers became more expensive than its private business counterpart. On April 1, fees for low-down-payment mortgages...
Connecticut’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) can help homeowners facing foreclosure. It offers loans to help homeowners who have fallen behind or anticipate falling behind on their mortgage payments due to temporary financial...
WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Administration helped stabilize the real estate market after the subprime bubble and lay the groundwork for the recovery — and now the bill for taxpayers might be coming due. The Obama administration's...
Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since January, the widely watched Freddie Mac survey shows, with the average for a 30-year fixed-rate loan dropping to 3.43% this week from 3.54% a week ago. The survey of rates lenders are offering to solid...
WASHINGTON — The federal regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took the first major step toward possibly shutting down the taxpayer-rescued firms by deciding to merge some functions of the mortgage financing giants into a new company. The...
How should we reform our broken housing finance system? To what extent should the federal government continue to provide guarantees for mortgage financing, such as the ones it provides for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? With Fannie and Freddie in a federal...
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Real Estate MattersQ: We have a problem. My son bought a manufactured home last year at the age of 21 and got an FHA mortgage on the home. It appears that he should have never received the FHA loan due to the home. Due to their failed marriage, my son and his ex-wife hired...
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Apr 26, 2013 |Column| Tribune Media Services
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