Mortgage Acts and Practices
Fannie Mae is offering temporary closing cost assistance of up to 3.5 percent of the final sales price in 27 states to owner occupants of REO homes.
Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve chairman, says that in spite of rising mortgage rates, housing has “good fundamentals” and is expected to continue to improve.
The Department of Justice is accusing lending giant JPMorgan Chase of approving thousands of loans for the Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs that should not have been eligible for federal insurance.
Home mortgage applications ticked up slightly by 0.4 percent in the latest week, while mortgage rates posted a big drop.
Mortgage rates continued to inch down this week as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.23 percent, Freddie Mac reports.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making it easier to view information the government collects on home mortgages and access to credit, while the agency mulls requiring more data from lenders.
The mortgage giant asks why more home owners haven't taken advantage of lower interest rates by refinancing.
In his State of the Union speech last night, the president asked Congress to reform mortgage finance to keep homeownership accessible without risking another taxpayer-funded meltdown.
Mortgage applications moved slightly lower last week, as interest rates dipped to the lowest averages since November, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports.