Black applicants are more likely to be denied mortgages, study finds

Jun 26, 2020
And that's one reason for the persistent homeownership gap.
A house for sale in Seattle. Black homeownership rose slightly in 2019, but mortgage denial rates were still much higher — 16% for Black applicants compared to 7% for white borrowers.
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As unemployment skyrockets, so do mortgage loan delinquencies

May 21, 2020
April saw the biggest one-month jump in U.S. home loan delinquencies ever.
More than 3.8 million mortgage holders, 7.3% of all home loans, have already entered into forbearance plans as of April 30.
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A for-sale sign on a house in Washington.
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Mortgages are still cheap, if you can get one

Apr 20, 2020
Lenders are tightening credit standards as funding dries up.
Borrowers are finding it harder to qualify for a mortgage.
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Mortgage forbearance numbers up due to COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020
The Mortgage Brokers Association expects the number of home loans in forbearance to increase rapidly.
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How a mortgage broker is dealing with an ailing market

Mar 25, 2020
Los Angeles mortgage broker Vivian Gueler is expecting a drop in the value of real estate.
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Homeowners facing lost income from COVID-19 may get mortgage relief

Mar 25, 2020
Renters could also get a break if their landlords seek assistance.
If your mortgage is backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Federal Housing Administration, you may be able to suspend or lower your payments for up to 12 months if you’ve lost income due to the pandemic.
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Positive signs for the housing market heading into 2020

Dec 24, 2019
2019 started out on a down note, with 30-year mortgage rates having spiked just below 5%.
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Consumer lending is a bright spot for big banks

Oct 17, 2019
Even as retail sales growth is showing signs of stalling, consumers are continuing to borrow.
The JP Morgan Chase headquarters in Manhattan.
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New rule could hurt home appraisal business

Oct 9, 2019
Some 40% of home sales may no longer require appraisals.
A house for sale in Miami, Florida.
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