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  • Mortgage rates defy forecasts

    As 2014 arrived, experts were confident that the 30-year mortgage rate would rise to at least 5% this year as the Federal Reserve cut back a bond-buying program, which had depressed the rates to unheard-of lows in 2013. So much for the experts. The...
  • New job hours away likely gets HUD buyer off hook

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I very much enjoy your weekly radio show. My son purchased a HUD home last October, and now he has an offer for a job located four hours away. Do you have any advice or direction in your books or ebooks which...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward

    Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward
    The developer of Harbor East has dipped its toes back into Baltimore's tenuous condominium market, presenting the city with new plans for long-stalled luxury residences atop the Four Seasons Hotel. The design calls for 63 condominiums instead of the...
  • FHA loan limits to fall next year

    FHA loan limits to fall next year
    The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year. For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...
  • The new mortgage rules for this year

    Big changes are sweeping through the mortgage market this year. The new rules, created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act, ban some of the lending practices that contributed to the housing boom and...
  • New Year's resolutions for home buyers

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year? But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...
  • Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

    WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
  • Taxpayers near break-even point with Fannie, Freddie bailouts

    WASHINGTON — More than five years after the government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers are close to breaking even on the controversial bailouts of the mortgage finance giants. The companies said Thursday that they would make another...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...