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Homeowners Facing Hardship Get Mortgage Payment Leeway

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled a payment deferral option for homeowners...
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Housing Starts Rose 3.2% in 2019

More single-family and multifamily homes are coming onto the market soon as new-home...
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97-Year-Olds Can Still Get a 30-Year Mortgage

Older Americans may not realize that they can still qualify for a mortgage, even though the...
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Bidding Wars Hit a 10-Year Low

Good news for home buyers: Bidding wars are at the lowest point in a decade. But that could be...
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This Dreaded $8,000 Home Renovation Offers the Highest Return on Investment, According to Realtors

There’s one less reason to dread replacing your roof: It’s one of the few home renovation...
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Don’t Be Fooled by New-Home Sales Plunge

Sales of newly built single-family homes dipped 12.8% in July, but homebuilders aren’t...
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Federal Regulators Propose Expanding Digital Appraisals

Some lenders are turning to drones or a computer algorithm to appraise properties, and the...
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More Millennials Paying Mortgages Themselves: ‘We’ve Got This’

Over the past year, millennials have become less likely to need to ask their parents for...
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Mortgage Rates Inch Up, But Buyers Are Still Getting Deals

After three weeks of mostly staying steady, average mortgage rates rose this week. However,...
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Are Open Floor Plans Just Too Open?

The open floor plan has been a highly sought after layout among today’s home buyers, but...
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New-Home Construction Slows, But Builders Call the Numbers ‘Deceiving’

Builders added fewer homes to the pipeline in February, but the National Association of Home...
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Higher Hurdle Set for Riskier FHA Applications

Tighter underwriting that the Federal Housing Administration announced March 14 for...
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