More homeowners are seeking long-term mortgage relief

Nov 6, 2020
Some who left forbearance plans are delaying payments again.
A woman marches during the Cancel Rent and Mortgages rally in June in Minneapolis. There are 2.9 million mortgages in active forbearance, according to a report Friday from mortgage data company Black Knight.
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Who actually gets those low, low mortgage rates?

Oct 20, 2020
Different lenders may offer the same individual wildly different rates and fees.
A construction worker walks through the site of a new house being built in San Marino, California. Housing starts in September were up 11% from last year.
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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.

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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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