home loan

How to Finance Home Repairs If You Have No Equity

Financial advice columnist Laura Rowley recently received an email from a homeowner who had negotiated a successful mortgage modification, but may end up as a short-sale candidate anyway -- because she can't finance home repairs. Her options are limited, but possible solutions do exist.

Is Robo-Signing Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

In a Senate panel hearing Monday, the Iowa attorney general said the problems in the home-loan industry extend well beyond just "robo-signing." A system-wide overhaul is needed, he said.

Foreclosure Bill, Blasted by Critics, Vetoed by Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday vetoed a bill that its critics say would've make it harder to challenge foreclosure-related documents. Allegations of invalid foreclosure paperwork have been popping up around the country.

Mortgage Rates Fall to New Record Low: 4.27%

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a bargain-basement 4.27% for the week ending Oct. 7, a new record low, Freddie Mac announced Thursday. That's down from the 4.32% rate last week, and way below the 4.87% rate that prevailed at this time last year.