Posts Covering Mortgage News

How High Will Home Values Go? And What About Mortgage Rates? Don’t Ask Consumers — They’ll Guess Wrong.

More homeowners believe it's a "good time to sell". Read why today's buyers are finding great bargains, and what they think's next for mortgage interest rates.

Purchase Loan Applications Gain Market Share; 19% More Likely To Close Than Refinance Loans

Purchase mortgages now outnumber refinances. Analysis on the shift, what it takes to get approved, and today's live mortgage rates.

Mortgage Rates Drop But Closing Costs Climb; Buyers To Face Higher Costs In 2015

Loan closing costs rose 6% in 2013 and are rising in 2014, too. Falling mortgage rates are offset by higher fees. State-by-state analysis.

Shifting Mortgage Markets: Purchase Loan Applications 30% More Likely To Close Than Refinance Ones

Purchase mortgages now outnumber refinances. Read analysis on the shift, how underwriters affect outcomes, plus today's live mortgage rates.

U.S. Renters And Homeowners Offer Their Mortgage Rate Predictions For 2014

Fannie Mae survey shows how renters and homeowners are approaching the 2014 mortgage market. See predictions, and get live mortgage rates.

HARP 3 Would Boost Refinance Activity, Reclaim Market Share From Purchases

Purchases outnumbered refinances for the 4th straight month. With home prices rising and HARP 3 on the horizon, the trend may soon reverse.

Is This Your Last Chance To Refinance? Just 4% Of Americans Expect Lower Mortgage Rates In 2014.

Recent Fannie Mae survey of 1,000 U.S. households explains buyers and seller behavior patterns. What to do and what's next for 2014.

Demand For Mortgages Rise Sharply Among Today’s U.S. Home Buyers

Refinance mortgage activity has grown this year, but demand for purchase money loans has grown even faster. See stats from June 2013.

Appraisals : Rarely Required For Streamline Refinance Programs

Appraisals are rarely needed for HARP and FHA Streamline Refinance transactions.

Fannie And Freddie Pay Back 25% Of Bailout; FHA Recapitalizes

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA are returning to profitability. Rising home prices and falling delinquencies are primary reasons.

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2014 Conforming & FHA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county,
as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and the FHA.