Posts Covering Mortgage News
June 18, 2014
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.
June 10, 2014
Purchase mortgages now outnumber refinances. Analysis on the shift, what it takes to get approved, and today's live mortgage rates.
April 17, 2014
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.
April 9, 2014
Purchase mortgages now outnumber refinances. Read analysis on the shift, how underwriters affect outcomes, plus today's live mortgage rates.
January 16, 2014
Fannie Mae survey shows how renters and homeowners are approaching the 2014 mortgage market. See predictions, and get live mortgage rates.
November 22, 2013
Purchases outnumbered refinances for the 4th straight month. With home prices rising and HARP 3 on the horizon, the trend may soon reverse.
October 8, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013
Refinance mortgage activity has grown this year, but demand for purchase money loans has grown even faster. See stats from June 2013.
January 27, 2013
Appraisals are rarely needed for HARP and FHA Streamline Refinance transactions.
August 11, 2012
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA are returning to profitability. Rising home prices and falling delinquencies are primary reasons.
2014 Conforming & FHA Loan Limits
Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county,
as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and the FHA.