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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • Nation's Housing: Qualifying for a mortgage may be easier than you think

    When it comes to buying a house, are you in the "no way I could possibly qualify" category? Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? So much deferred student loan debt that you assume any lender...
  • Fannie, Freddie unveil 3 percent down-payment programs

    Fannie, Freddie unveil 3 percent down-payment programs
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Monday spelled out the terms under which they will accept mortgages with down payments of as low as 3 percent from first-time buyers, but it may take time to see how many lenders will sign on to the initiative. The change in...
  • 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...
  • Mortgage giants' stance against principal reduction may be softening

     Mortgage giants' stance against principal reduction may be softening
    Jaime Coronel's pick and shovel sat idle when the recession made landscaping jobs scarce, and the home where he and his wife, Juana, raised four children fell into foreclosure. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae gave permission in 2010 for the Coronels to stay...