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Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house?
Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no upfront cost that they claim will save you lots of money on …Renewable Energy
CHICAGO, Ill. (March 12, 2015) – A recent TransUnion survey reveals consumers are largely confused about what affects their credit score and what is …Credit Scores
Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose in January, up 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the …Housing
Realtor.com® Mortgage Affordability Report:Detroit Most, San Francisco Least Affordable - Mar 24, 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With home prices and interest rates likely to increase and mortgage affordability likely to …Real Estate
When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), took to …Mortgages
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the aftermath of the U.S. housing market collapse in 2008 continues to unravel, the U.S. Supreme Court this week heard oral …Mortgages
Much has been made of the lack of millennial homebuyers in the market, but many feel this group might be making waves soon. Since the Great …Mortgages
The broken processThe amount of time and effort it takes to close a mortgage is incredible. Many participants in the process work overtime, sometimes …Mortgage Fraud
A little over a year ago, Freddie Mac reminded mortgage servicers that interest rates on some loans modified under the Home Affordable Modification …Housing
Although the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule takes effect Aug. 1 and has many implications …Real Estate
California is infamous for its outrageous housing market, making it nearly impossible for anyone to jump into homeownership.
So what’s the answer for …California
In this video, Dr. Laurie Goodman, the Center Director for the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, shares her data-driven analysis …Real Estate
Long-term rates came down a hair this week from the prior three-week spike, but there is no sign of another flirtation with the February lows.
For years, economists and consumers alike lamented strict mortgage lending standards that were blamed for hampering the housing recovery, cementing …Mortgages
Congressional lawmakers are suggesting that the same consumers that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aims to protect are being harmed …Government
Getting a home loan is easier now than a year ago, according to the Zillow Mortgage Access Index.
Borrowers who might have only been eligible for …
You’ve dreamed for years of buying your first home, and now it’s time. You’ve created Pinterest boards dotted with photos of beautiful home decor, …Real Estate
The majority of homes sold in 2015 will be sold between now and June as the housing markets begins the start of the spring homebuying season. …Freddie Mac
The top three credit agencies will change the way they handle errors and list unpaid medical bills due to a giant industry overhaul, an article in …New York State
Mortgage rates are still much lower than they were a year ago. Heading the busiest home buying season, how much buying power do you have?Real Estate
New rules from HUD on surviving family members of reverse mortgage holders aren’t going to make anything better, and may make it worse, a coalition …Policy
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pulled back the curtain on what investigations go on inside the regulator and what mortgage violations the …Trends
We’re impressed by Goldman Sachs’s new animated infographic dedicated to the attitudes and interests of millennials. In just a few minutes, you can …Millennials
The Laguna Niguel City Council last week rejected participating in statewide financing programs that would have allowed homeowners to make energy …Real Estate
February 25, 2015
Has the Pendulum Swung Back to Neutral? Looking at Credit Availability
Statements since March 2014 from the Federal Open Market …
RESPA/TILA Changes Right around the Corner
While August 1 may still be six months away, now is the time to start thinking about the RESPA/TILA changes …
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today reported that more loans were refinanced in December of 2014, when the average …Mortgages
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, sounding upbeat about the economy, laid the groundwork for interest-rate increases later this year.
“The employment situation in the United States has been improving on many dimensions,” Ms. Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, her first of …Janet Yellen