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Lending Standards

March 6, 2013
Lenders and well-off borrowers alike see advantages to the flexible financial commitment. 
March 5, 2013
Young home buyers are making up their smallest share in the housing market in more than a decade, and a new report blames it on rising student loan debt.
March 5, 2013
Lender constraints on mortgage availability have been a major obstacle for the housing market recovery. Is that about to change?
March 4, 2013
The revival in the luxury real estate market is being fueled by growth in jumbo mortgages, Reuters reports.
March 4, 2013
About a third of consumers say they're willing to pay more for a mortgage if it comes with superior customer service and less stress, according to a new survey.
February 26, 2013
Lending standards are tight everywhere, but in some states, the odds may be stacked against you even more.
February 25, 2013
The number of eligible home buyers who will have had a foreclosure on their record will reach 1.5 million by the first quarter of 2014.
February 22, 2013
HUD is investigating dozens of complaints that mortgage lenders are denying or delaying loans to women who are pregnant or on maternity leave.
February 22, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shared some insight into its process and goals for the qualified mortgage (QM) rule it released last month. The post gives loan servicers, industry watchers, and consumers a look at its thinking behind the rulemaking.
February 12, 2013
Learn what to expect out of the White House this year by checking out our coverage of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union speech.