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  • Loan limits raised in four California counties by Fannie, Freddie

    Loan limits raised in four California counties by Fannie, Freddie
    In the realm of mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, California tends to fall into two categories -- high-cost counties where eligible single-family home loans can't be higher than $625,500 (Los Angeles, Orange) or those with the standard limit...
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil mortgages with 3% down payment

    Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are launching mortgage programs with down payments as low as 3%. The move, targeting buyers with good credit but little cash, has drawn fire for...
  • Ringleader of $7M home loan fraud gets prison

    Ringleader of $7M home loan fraud gets prison
    The South Florida ringleader of a $7 million home loan modification fraud was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison this week for bilking thousands of victims, prosecutors said. Jason Vitulano, 39, of Boca Raton, pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud...
  • AFC First Financial Corp. provides funding to home energy program

    Home energy program receives funds AFC First Financial Corporation, an energy efficiency lending and program management company, and SunGen Capital Management, an energy project finance and investment management firm, have completed the first funding...
  • New down-payment considerations for 1st-time buyers

    First-time homebuyers now have more options when it comes to getting a mortgage with a low down payment. The only question is how many of those buyers — who tend to be young, often in their early 30s — will actually benefit from the loans....
  • 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...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending

    Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together with their federal regulator, have drawn up rules aimed at loosening constricted lending standards to make mortgages more affordable and easier to get for those with less than stellar credit....
  • SFH investors have many options for acquiring new properties

    Q: I have a rental property in Dacula, Georgia. The current value, according to a few different websites, is about $170,000. I'm collecting $1,145 per month in rent. I owe $88,479.67 at 3.125 percent with about 18 years left on the loan. I was...
  • Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash

    Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash
    Q: My wife and I are saving up to buy a vacation property in a resort area. Our plan is to keep socking money away until we find a short sale that we can purchase in cash. We're willing to be patient, but now that the economy is recovering and the real...