Mortgages in forbearance drop for the first time since March

Jun 8, 2020
But not everyone who needs relief may be getting it.
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There's been a dramatic spike in Americans' economic anxiety

May 5, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll puts numbers to what we've been seeing and experiencing.
Many Americans are scared they won't be able to afford basic necessities after losing income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With unemployment rising, millions could fall behind on their mortgages

Apr 3, 2020
Homeowners with federally backed mortgages can pause their monthly bill for up to a year. But they may get hit with a balloon payment at the end.
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More people are taking cash out of their homes

Feb 5, 2020
A recent study shows mortgage refinancing spikes before economic recession.
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Apple's credit card may discriminate, just like lots of banking algorithms

Nov 12, 2019
Even when you sit down with a banker in person, algorithms likely affect whether you get a loan and how much interest you’ll pay.

It’s taking less time to get a mortgage

Aug 29, 2019
The average closing time has fallen by almost half in the past two years, according to one survey.
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Proposed rule would mean fewer home appraisals

Aug 26, 2019
If approved, the regulation would raise the threshold for required appraisals to transactions above $400,000.
A real estate agent tours a home for sale during a broker open house in San Francisco in April.
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Getting cash out of your home is about to get harder if you have an FHA mortgage

Aug 1, 2019
A growing number of homeowners have been refinancing and pocketing the increase in their homes' values.
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Help, I'm stuck in my starter home!

Dec 3, 2018
And that makes it harder for everyone to move up the housing ladder.
Nguyen Do, 38, in front of the house he thought would be his "starter home," in Vienna, Virginia.
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High mortgage rates bring changes in loan applications

Jun 6, 2018
The Mortgage Bankers Association will release some new data today on how many folks are applying for mortgages in the United States. Numbers have been down consistently for the past couple of months. Click the audio player above to hear…