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Lending Standards

November 20, 2013
J.D. Power releases the results of its 2013 survey showing the mortgage lenders that customers rank the highest.
November 4, 2013
NAR says their latest research shows that tight lending standards are keeping many qualified buyers from reaching their dreams.
November 4, 2013
The Mortgage Bankers Association releases its forecast for the approaching new year. Find out where borrowing costs may be heading.
October 31, 2013
More borrowers are attempting to misreport their income when applying for a loan, a new report shows.
October 31, 2013
The Federal Reserve remains reluctant to start tapering its bond-purchasing program, which should help keep mortgage rates low.
October 29, 2013
On behalf of the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, NAR President Gary Thomas recommended essential reforms to the current housing finance structure that will benefit consumers.
October 28, 2013
More banks are beginning to accept lower credit scores and smaller down payments, making it easier for borrowers to qualify for a mortgage, according to a new report. 
October 28, 2013
Mortgage applications for home purchases ticked up last week as mortgage rates dropped to their lowest level since June, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported. 
October 7, 2013
Mortgage preapprovals are a way for home buyers to know what they can afford. They're also a way to demonstrate commitment to home sellers. So why are they losing favor among lenders?
September 18, 2013
Some lenders are bringing back "lock and shop" programs to help home buyers lock in mortgage rates during their house-hunt so they won't need to fear rising rates.