Federal regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide more support to some low-income Americans taking out mortgages and refinancing home loans.
The average rate for 30-year mortgages remained at a 52-week low this week, and appear to be helping give the U.S. housing market a boost.
You might assume that foreclosures all sell for deep discounts, but certain kinds of distressed properties actually fetch hefty premiums.
Sales of new single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of homes on the market should help stimulate demand.
Home resales rise to a 10-month high and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fall, signaling strength in the economy.
More trouble in Ukraine led to more applications for U.S. mortgage refinances last week; it is all about interest rates.
Refinancing for the sake of refinancing isn't a great idea. You'll need good credit to get the best rates and be able to document your income.
Housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.
Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, hovering near their lows for the year, remaining below the levels of a year ago.
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal. Trulia shareholders will get a one-third stake in new company.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year.
Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home-sharing programs that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting companionship.
Average U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week with rates remaining near historic lows.
New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the economy's brightening outlook was dimmed by a tumble in housing starts last month.
The U.S. economy continued to expand in recent weeks, with manufacturing activity widening and employers reporting difficulties finding skilled workers.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
Rates aren't the driving factor for home sales. At least that's what the correlation between rate moves and mortgage applications suggests.