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Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 4.37%

Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages declined this week as concern waned in the financial markets over the Federal Reserve's possible slowing of its bond purchases this year.

5 Things You Must Know About Mortgages

Even after the housing crisis, many potential buyers still don't know even the most basic things about mortgages. Here are five essential facts about financing a home.

Should We Get Rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

What if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned housing agencies that backstop so many of the nation's mortgages, ceased to exist? A new report from an influential bipartisan think tank says that's what should happen.

Her Financial Goal: Getting an Underwater Mortgage Afloat Again

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we at DailyFinance are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: A photo editor looking to modify an underwater mortgage.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Managers' Median Pay: $200,000 a Year

A government report finds median pay for nearly 2,000 senior managers at government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exceeded $200,000 last year. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two mortgage giants, also did an inadequate job monitoring pay, according to the report.