The average rate in the U.S. on the 30-year fixed mortgage hovered near historic lows last week, making homebuying and refinancing more attractive to those who can qualify.Read More »
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The government filed in federal court Monday a $25 billion settlement with the five largest mortgage lenders, putting an official stamp on the landmark agreement over alleged foreclosure abuses.Read More »
South Carolina House Republicans want to give about $25 million from a nationwide mortgage settlement to the Commerce agency to help lure companies to the state, while Democrats contend that money is meant to help people facing foreclosure stay in their homes.Read More »
The government is looking to sell off some of its stock of homes in foreclosure. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has control over roughly 250,000 foreclosed homes owned by Fannie Mae. One percent of those homes, or 2,500, will be available for investors to buy and convert into rentals.Read More »
Construction of single-family homes cooled off slightly in January after surging in the final month last year. But a rise in permits suggests builders are growing more confident that more buyers are ready to come off the sidelines.Read More »
The housing market recovery hasn't taken off yet, but a rally in its stocks sure has. The Standard & Poor's homebuilders index is up 60 percent since October. Given that stock prices tend to anticipate business trends, does that mean a housing market rebound is imminent during the spring home-selling season?
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