Mortgage rates back at all-time lows

The Federal Reserve recently announced a plan to further stimulate the economy with a new bond purchase program.
The Federal Reserve recently announced a plan to further stimulate the economy with a new bond purchase program. [More]


Mortgage rates remain at historic lows through early September

Mortgage records show rates continue to defy the odds. Though many analysts predicted them to rise during the second half of 2012 and into 2013, they remain at historic lows, meaning affordability remains high for buyers and borrowers nationwide.
Mortgage records show rates continue to defy the odds. Though many analysts predicted them to rise during the second half of 2012 and into 2013, they remain at historic lows, meaning affordability remains high for buyers and borrowers nationwide. [More]


Current conditions may attract more first-time homebuyers

Although employment gains were smaller than expected in August, indicating a lull in economic growth, this may set the stage for an active housing market in of 2013.
Although employment gains were smaller than expected in August, indicating a lull in economic growth, this may set the stage for an active housing market in of 2013. [More]


FHFA announces changing roles for GSEs

In order to shift the roles Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in the mortgage industry, the agency responsible for oversight of the government-sponsored enterprises announced the implementation of further reforms.
In order to shift the roles Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in the mortgage industry, the agency responsible for oversight of the government-sponsored enterprises announced the implementation of further reforms. [More]


Unemployment rate declines in August

The unemployment rate improved during the month of August, which could provide Americans with the financial safety and soundness they need to make major investments, such as purchasing property.
The unemployment rate improved during the month of August, which could provide Americans with the financial safety and soundness they need to make major investments, such as purchasing property. [More]


Eminent domain proposals met with opposition

Though the real estate industry has experienced some notable gains so far this year, certain areas continue to struggle under the pressure of foreclosures and delinquency.
Though the real estate industry has experienced some notable gains so far this year, certain areas continue to struggle under the pressure of foreclosures and delinquency. [More]


Mortgage rates steady at affordable levels

Fixed mortgage rates experienced marginal changes during the week ending September 6, despite economic shifts leaving many investors uncertain about the future of the economy.
Fixed mortgage rates experienced marginal changes during the week ending September 6, despite economic shifts leaving many investors uncertain about the future of the economy. [More]


FHA experiences surge in refinance activity

Following the housing market collapse, property values plummeted more than 30 percent in some areas, leaving millions of borrowers upside down on their mortgages.
Following the housing market collapse, property values plummeted more than 30 percent in some areas, leaving millions of borrowers upside down on their mortgages. [More]


GSE extends relief for homeowners impacted by Hurricane Isaac

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, many homes located in Louisiana and Mississippi were damaged or destroyed, and those with mortgages backed by Freddie Mac may be able to qualify for newly expanded assistance programs.
In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, many homes located in Louisiana and Mississippi were damaged or destroyed, and those with mortgages backed by Freddie Mac may be able to qualify for newly expanded assistance programs. [More]


Low-paying jobs bad for housing market, report says

The success of the job market and real estate industry are closely linked, and as companies continue to expand payrolls across the country, some experts anticipated a quick housing market recovery.
The success of the job market and real estate industry are closely linked, and as companies continue to expand payrolls across the country, some experts anticipated a quick housing market recovery. [More]