Wednesday
October 1, 2014

News & Commentary: Daily News Articles

  • 09/23/2014
    Some 414,000 home sales won't happen this year because more buyers are strapped with monthly student-loan payments of $250 or more, according to John Burns Consulting.
  • 09/23/2014
    Investors are gradually pulling out of the housing market after helping to propel it to double-digit gains in 2012 and 2013.
  • 09/23/2014
    "Tightening the credit [rules] has an unusually high impact on minority borrowers," says the CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association. 
  • 09/23/2014
    More first-time buyers are turning to their parents to help fund their home purchases, and some housing analysts say that without that buyer segment, "the housing recovery's not sustainable."
  • 09/23/2014
    Understanding the intricacies of each social media platform can be difficult, and it's important to know that what's appropriate for Facebook might not work as well for Twitter or Instagram.
  • 09/22/2014
    The nation’s largest home lenders are curtailing their Federal Housing Administration loans, hampering many first-time home buyers who rely on such programs to qualify for a mortgage. 
  • 09/22/2014
    "The prosperity of the United States and the prosperity of the Hispanic community... are one and the same," says HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
  • 09/22/2014
    Some in Washington are fighting for changes to help erase blemishes from a credit report faster, and are urging more factors to be considered to give a boost to some consumers’ scores. 
  • 09/22/2014
    New mortgage data shows wealthy borrowers are receiving interest rates that are lower than what average borrowers pay. Also, some lenders will accept lower down payments and waive mortgage insurance requirements for jumbo loans.
  • 09/22/2014
    While the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. actually experienced gains in total existing-home sales, these increases were outweighed by slipping numbers in the South and West.