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  • Find your credit information

    Your credit score and credit history are key requirements in borrowing to buy a house. Credit bureaus use varying scales to rate credit worthiness. Because of this, consumers are sometimes misled by scores higher than their FICO number, which is the one...
  • Buying a house? Mortgage terms you need to know

    When you're thinking of buying a home, it's smart to educate yourself about mortgages right from the beginning, even before you start looking at houses in earnest. There's a lot to learn, and a few terms show up so often that it's important for anyone...
  • FHA mortgage insurance rate cut to take effect Jan. 26

    FHA mortgage insurance rate cut to take effect Jan. 26
    The Federal Housing Administration on Friday spelled out details of its plan to lower mortgage insurance premiums, a day after President Barack Obama unveiled the effort to jump-start first-time home purchases. For 30-year mortgages with less than a 5...
  • 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...
  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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-...