Any chance of the federal government delaying the phase-out of flood insurance subsidies coming down the pike rests entirely with Congress; FEMA doesn't have the authority to take action on its own.
As home equity levels improve, the move-up buyer is back on the market.
Loan demand surged 11.2 percent last week as interest rates eased slightly from their yearly highs.
Topics: Mortgage Acts and Practices
"The national upward trend in remodeling is unmistakable," says an industry spokesman about the latest remodeling index results.