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Wells Fargo 4Q Earnings Rise 11%

Wells Fargo says its fourth-quarter profit rose 11 percent as increased interest income helped offset a steep drop in mortgage lending.

Bank Errors Make Lowest Interest Rates Harder to Land

Borrowers looking to capitalize on historically low interest rates to refinance or buy homes are discovering those rates are often out of reach -- and not necessarily because of their credit scores. Understaffed banks, rigid rules, and low-ball appraisals are costing customers the best deals.

How to Raise Your Odds of Getting a Mortgage

It doesn't look like the housing market will come roaring back anytime soon, but with historically low interest rates, now's a good time to buy. The hard part is that banks in the post-bubble era are notoriously stingy with that cheap money, so figuring out how to get a smile out of a mortgage lender is task No. 1.