Posts Covering Mortgage Market Headlines
Fannie Mae and Freddie mac loan limits will go up in 2018 for most borrowers. find out about your area's loan limit here.
December 26, 2013 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Want cash for home improvement projects? Use the traditional "cash-out" refinance, or look to the FHA and VA home improvement loans.
March 8, 2013 in Mortgage Market Headlines
As mortgage rates rise and home prices climb, savvy U.S. consumers have rushed to refinance and purchase homes.
December 20, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Fewer homeowners are expected to be mortgage-delinquent next year. Rising home values and low mortgage rates are helping the economy.
December 14, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
The government's November Housing Scorecard shows $1.5 trillion in home equity replaced and 18.2 million refinances since April 2009.
December 10, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
The government is selling 40,000 FHA mortgage notes in 2013, which may lessen the need to raise its FHA mortgage insurance premiums (MIP).
December 4, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has published post-disaster mortgage guidelines to help its U.S. homeowners.
November 18, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Conforming mortgage rates climbed last week; FHA and VA mortgage rates fell. In this week's holiday-shortened trading, rates may rise.
November 5, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Mortgage rates of all types fell Monday -- conforming, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo. Home buyers and refinancers are benefitting from the effects of Election Day and Hurricane Sandy.
October 31, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Mortgage rates improved Wednesday on the expected economic fallout from Hurricane Sandy. Strong jobs data could wipe those gains out quickly, however.
October 27, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) closed the week on a high note. VA, Conforming and FHA mortgage rates improved. Jumbo rates were unchanged.
October 4, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
On the same day that Freddie Mac announced 30-year mortgage rates at 3.36%, rates of all types got worse. FHA, VA and conforming rates climbed Thursday.
September 16, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
In 2011, more than $115 billion was spent on home upgrades nationwide. Construction loans via the FHA's 203k program remain popular.
September 1, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
HUD is expected to make its FHA 203k construction loan available to real estate investors soon.
August 24, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
MGIC settles housing discrimination claim with the Department of Justice and agrees to revise approval guidelines related to family leave.
June 12, 2012 in Mortgage Market Headlines
Falling home prices have lowered homeowner wealth nationwide. HARP and the FHA Streamline Refinance program are helping families save money.
2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits
Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)