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  • 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 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...
  • Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...
  • Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder

    Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder
    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller

    Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller
    Q: My husband and I own a rental house in Lilburn, Georgia. Shortly after purchasing the house we began renting it. The same renters have been in house ever since. They are interested in purchasing the house. Thing is, I'm not sure if they will be able to...
  • A hot condo market, but a mortgage squeeze for entry-level buyers

    Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency. List...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops
    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...