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  • Q&A: A mortgage exec reflects on housing market's challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows.

    Associated Press
  • California dreamin' for Chinese investors in US

    From real estate, to high-tech firms to entertainment giants, Chinese investments in the United States, notably California, are moving at a dizzying pace and are on course to smash records again this year. Chinese companies shelled out a record $15 billion last year in the US and that figure could…

  • Feeling pressure to buy a home? Resist!

    The homeownership rate is at record lows–but that may be a blessing in disguise for young workers and many others who need flexibility in their careers to get ahead. The pendulum has now most likely swung too far back the other way, and the adjustment isn’t over. “We think it will get worse before…

    Rick Newman
  • My Home Was Damaged in a Storm. How Long Will It Take for My Insurance to Pay?

    It can be hard to predict how long you have to wait for insurance to pay you after your home has been damaged. Here's what you need to know.
  • 6 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Mortgage After Pre-Approval

    There are many ways you can accidentally ruin your mortgage application. Here are some ways to avoid him.
  • 10 Smart Reverse Mortgage Moves You Can Make Right Now

    Reverse mortgages are complicated and tricky. If you're thinking of getting one, read this first.

    Motley Fool
  • Brokering the American Dream

    Homeownership has long been a key feature of the American Dream. However, according to a recent Census Bureau report, the percentage of Americans who own their homes has fallen to 62.9 percent—the lowest it has been in more than 50 years. The homeownership rate peaked in June 2004 at 69.2 percent.…

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  • Mortgage applications tank 7.3% amid rising rates

    Mortgage rates finally broke out of their tight range last week, and borrowers retreated in force.

  • What You Don't Know About Reverse Mortgages Could Cost You

    Reverse mortgages can serve many retirees well, but they're not perfect for everyone, and they have some downsides worth considering.

    Motley Fool
  • Man sentenced in $31 million mortgage scam conspiracy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man convicted of conspiring to defraud more than 30,000 Americans out of about $31 million was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in prison by a judge who called his mortgage scheme "callous and heartless."

    Associated Press
  • 6 Ways to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage Scam

    Here are six ways to help avoid falling victim to a reverse mortgage scam.
  • 4 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

    Choosing a mortgage broker might seem like a no-brainer if you go with whoever quotes you the lowest rates and fees. On the surface, that seems like a win-win strategy.…

  • Mortgage Rates Today, Monday, Sept. 12: Highest in 11 Weeks

    Thirty-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates, as well as 5/1 ARM rates, are all sharply higher Monday, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders this morning. Rates…

  • Better Mortgage Review 2016

    There’s no lack of trying when it comes to simplifying the homebuying process. It seems a new startup aiming to “disrupt the mortgage loan industry” comes on the scene almost…

  • Mortgage Rates Today, Friday, Sept. 9: Higher on European Concerns

    Thirty-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates, as well as 5/1 ARM rates, are all higher Friday, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders this morning. Rates are…

  • 5 Cities Where Low Down-Payment Mortgages Are King

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  • How to Buy a Home While Selling One

    Buying a home is difficult, but try selling your home and buying another at the same time. On a level of difficulty, this is the gymnastic balance beam of homeownership.…