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March 30, 2012

Mortgage rates were down across the board this week compared to last week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey. After posting a big jump last week, 30-year mortgage rates were back below the 4 percent mark this week, offering another boost in home affordability for buyers.
March 30, 2012

Americans are prioritizing their debt payments by opting to pay their car loans before mortgages and credit cards, according to an analysis by credit reporting bureau TransUnion.
March 30, 2012

Construction slowed dramatically in recent years but has been showing signs of picking up in pockets across the country.
March 29, 2012

A San Antonio, Texas, home owner spray-painted expletive-filled graffiti across his own home, which is prompting outrage among his neighbors about the eyesore.
March 29, 2012

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is reportedly analyzing the feasibility and cost of principal mortgage reductions for some borrowers under a revamped Home Affordable Modification Program. If the FHFA starts granting mortgage write-downs, it would be viewed as a major reverse of course from an agency that has in the past opposed principal write-downs.
March 29, 2012

An improving economy is contributing to a gradual rebound in home prices across the country, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac’s 2012 Economic Outlook report, released Wednesday. But there is still a way to go in the road to recovery for the housing market, the report noted.
March 29, 2012

Not only are today's home buyers more receptive to living adjacent to cemeteries, say real estate agents, some are even proactively seeking out these locations.
March 29, 2012

Mortgage applications for Federal Housing Administration loans soared 11 percent from the previous week as borrowers try to rush their applications in to beat the higher FHA costs that will start rolling out on Monday, according to the U.S. Mortgage Market Index report released from Mortech Inc. and Mortgage Daily.
March 28, 2012

Americans still believe in home ownership, but they’re spooked about the mortgage process, a survey finds. Two-thirds of renters -- across educational and demographic levels -- say they want to purchase a home in the future, according to a quarterly national housing survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by Fannie Mae.
March 26, 2012
The Rural Development Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee this week held a hearing on "duplicative federal rural development programs".

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