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VA Loans Surge This Year

October 12, 2012: 

Mortgages guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs rose 50 percent to almost 540,000 loans in fiscal year 2012.

Foreclosure Scams on the Rise

October 12, 2012: 

The number of foreclosure-rescue scams will likely exceed 2011 numbers as a growing public awareness has led to more reporting, according to the Treasury Department.

Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows

October 12, 2012: 

Mortgage rates held steady for the most part this week, remaining near all-time record lows set last week.

9 States Where Foreclosures Are Dropping the Most

October 12, 2012: 

Find out which states saw foreclosure activity fall by 20 percent or more in the third quarter.

3.8% Tax: What’s True, What’s Not

October 10, 2012: 

Ever since health care reform was enacted into law more than two years ago, rumors have been circulating on the Internet and in e-mails that the law contains a 3.8 percent tax on real estate.

How to Lower Your 2012 Tax Bill

October 9, 2012: 

There's still time to reduce your 2012 tax bill. Find out what deductions should consider taking advantage of this year.

More Americans Say Walking Out on Mortgage OK

October 9, 2012: 

"If Americans carry on with that mindset, it will continue to cause problems as the economy undergoes a slow recovery," says a senior analyst at JZ Analytics about alarming results from a recent poll on strategic default.

Scammers Post Fake REO Rentals on Craigslist

October 9, 2012: 

Freddie Mac's fraud unit is teaming up with real estate professionals who list HomeSteps homes to sniff out bogus rental ads of REO properties, which has become a growing problem.

Appraisal Institute to Study Value of 'Green'

October 9, 2012: 

The Appraisal Institute is teaming with an energy agency to asses energy efficiency and green features on the value of existing homes.

Wells Fargo Accused of 'Reckless' Lending

October 9, 2012: 

The government has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, alleging the nation's largest lender has participated in "reckless" lending of government-backed loans, but Wells Fargo insists it's done nothing wrong.