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  • Home buyer resolutions for 2015

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The real estate world turned again in 2014, and suddenly buyers are finding themselves scrambling to get their offer accepted. At the low end of the market, real estate investors have snapped up all the cheapest...
  • What landlords should know about service animals

    What landlords should know about service animals
    Q: I own a small apartment building that has always been advertised as: "No pets allowed." Recently, a man applied for a rental and told me he needs a small dog for his mental health. I know I have to allow a service dog, but am I also obligated to...
  • Mold discovered after inspection

    Q: I bought a home in California last summer. The home was an investor flip and went through two escrows. The first escrow required two pest reports for an FHA loan. I paid for one inspection and the lender paid for the other. There were some issues...
  • Moving on up: Mortgage interest rates expected to climb as Millennials look to become first-time homebuyers

    Expect to see two big trends in the housing market in 2015: rising mortgage interest rates and the impact of the Millennial generation in homebuying and apartment renting. "Interest rates remained lower than expected in 2014 and will likely remain low...
  • Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014; what's ahead in 2015?

    Mortgage rates defied forecasts in 2014; what's ahead in 2015?
    Housing economists were nearly unanimous a year ago: U.S. mortgage rates would rise in 2014 because the Federal Reserve was unwinding a key economic stimulus that had helped keep long-term interest rates low. But as the year passed, the Fed's pull-...
  • New home loan helps lower-income borrowers build equity quickly

    New home loan helps lower-income borrowers build equity quickly
    Grace and Armando Ong were among millions of Americans who lost their homes during the housing crisis. Today, the Azusa couple are in the vanguard of borrowers taking advantage of a new loan that helps lower-income borrowers build equity fast —...
  • Family finances: the outlook for mortgages

    The average 30-year fixed rate hovered around 4 percent in the past year (a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 2.4 percent). Kiplinger thinks that the 30-year rate will rise by less than a percentage point over the course of 2015, based on...
  • Steps to take before buying a home in 2015

    Buying a home probably isn't a New Year's resolution the way that getting in shape or getting organized is. But with interest rates low, credit easing, home price gains moderating and rents rising, purchasing a first home this year may be easier to attain...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    KRISTINE RODDICK has recently been elected as the deputy managing partner of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul LLC, a diversified civil law practice in Bethlehem. Roddick is the first woman to achieve this role in the law firm's 15-year history. She is...
  • FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees

    FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees
    President Obama said Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration will lower its high fees for mortgage insurance, a bid to encourage more purchases by first-time and middle-income home buyers. The agency will drop its annual premiums on new...
  • FHA rate reduction will lower mortgage insurance premiums

    FHA rate reduction will lower mortgage insurance premiums
    The Federal Housing Administration will reduce the mortgage insurance premium rate charged on loans backed by the agency in an effort to turn more renters into homebuyers, the White House confirmed Wednesday. The 0.5 percentage point decrease in the...