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February 6, 2013
A group of housing advocates are pushing for a new type of subprime loan for applicants with lower incomes or bad credit, but some critics are calling the proposal a "stupid and crazy idea."
January 10, 2013
New rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will change the process for home buyers trying to obtain a mortgage.
December 27, 2012
What are some of the top forecasts for the housing market in 2013? The Wall Street Journal offers some predictions.
December 4, 2012
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of major credit agencies in a case that involved a lawsuit filed by five Ohio pension funds that sought to recoup millions of dollars of losses on risky mortgage debt.
November 15, 2012
The housing market has made strides toward recovery but will be constrained until lenders loosen up a bit, according to a new report.
November 2, 2012
While standards for FHA loans have stayed about the same as they were in 2006, borrowers with credit scores lower than 660 are facing a tougher time in getting approved these days.
October 31, 2012
More applicants could qualify for a mortgage if lenders took a broader look at an applicant's credit data, according to a new study.
October 31, 2012
Only 30 percent of borrowers who defaulted on their mortgage in 2001 had returned to the housing market within 10 years, a new study finds.
October 24, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will now assist consumers in resolving any problems with their credit reports.
October 24, 2012
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have issued new rules, which will take effect Nov. 1, that will allow short sales for underwater borrowers who have never missed a mortgage payment.

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