Evictions suspended by Freddie Mac throughout end of the year

Though many housing market factors are improving, some homeowners continue to struggle keeping up with their monthly mortgage payments.
Though many housing market factors are improving, some homeowners continue to struggle keeping up with their monthly mortgage payments. [More]


Mortgage laws hinder housing recovery

The residential housing market's recovery continued this year, but there may be a hindrance from mortgage laws throughout much of the country.
The residential housing market's recovery continued this year, but there may be a hindrance from mortgage laws throughout much of the country. [More]


Foreclosure activity down annually, up monthly in October

Many parts of the country posted an increase in foreclosure activity in October from September, but the figures still mark an improvement from the same month last year.
Many parts of the country posted an increase in foreclosure activity in October from September, but the figures still mark an improvement from the same month last year. [More]


Mortgage activity slows in final week of November despite low rates

With the holiday season in full force, mortgage application activity will likely slow, mirroring the decrease reported in the most recent Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
With the holiday season in full force, mortgage application activity will likely slow, mirroring the decrease reported in the most recent Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. [More]


Fewer Americans take on mortgages in third quarter

Following the real estate bubble burst, mortgage lenders implement much stricter standards for borrowers, making it more difficult to qualify for a home loan.
Following the real estate bubble burst, mortgage lenders implement much stricter standards for borrowers, making it more difficult to qualify for a home loan. [More]


Home Affordable Refinance Program a success, expert says

The Home Affordable Refinance Program was created in the wake of the housing market collapse to help distressed borrowers restructure their mortgages into more favorable terms.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program was created in the wake of the housing market collapse to help distressed borrowers restructure their mortgages into more favorable terms. [More]


Foreclosure settlement helps more than 300,000 borrowers

Following the multibillion-dollar settlement between the nation's largest lenders and a number of state attorneys general.
Following the multibillion-dollar settlement between the nation's largest lenders and a number of state attorneys general. [More]


Home loan rates fall in mid-November, reach new lows

Recent mortgage records showed the home loan rates dropped to their lowest levels on record, according to a report from Freddie Mac.
Recent mortgage records showed the home loan rates dropped to their lowest levels on record, according to a report from Freddie Mac. [More]


GSEs work to improve home finance

While both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae play a large part in the home loan market, the government-sponsored enterprises are trying to plan for the future, where the process and availability of residential finance will be easier for consumers.
While both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae play a large part in the home loan market, the government-sponsored enterprises are trying to plan for the future, where the process and availability of residential finance will be easier for consumers. [More]


Mortgage rates decline to record-low levels

Recent mortgage data revealed multiple loan rate averages fell to their lowest levels in history during mid-November, according to a report from Freddie Mac.
Recent mortgage data revealed multiple loan rate averages fell to their lowest levels in history during mid-November, according to a report from Freddie Mac. [More]