Mortgages. Legal news and articles for April 23 - 25, 2017

Fannie makes it easier for student loan borrowers to get mortgagesIn charts: what next for mortgage rates? - The TelegraphMortgage Executive Magazine Ranks New American Funding a Top Mortgage Company in AmericaBlend CEO on why lenders are reluctant to adopt digital mortgagesThe Mortgage Market in the Potential Government Shutdown ...What Would a Government Shutdown do to Mortgages ...675 Ohioans complained about mortgage servicer sued by fedsMany Retired Persons in Arizona Utilize Reverse MortgagesNew regs for Tuesday: Prepaid, mortgages, power plantsMortgage rates trend down for MondayO'Brien to Help Homeowners Fighting Ocwen Over Mortgages | WHAVClive McFarlane: Racial disparities persist in mortgage lendingAttention lenders: The CFPB is now focusing more on fair lending in mortgagesMortgage rates rise haltsCheaper Mortgages Could Spur Housing Market | Fox Business

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Refinancing a Mortgage: Essential Tips You Need to Know
Motley FoolApril 9, 2017

Refinancing a mortgage can be a savvy financial move, as a mortgage payment is typically a homeowner's biggest monthly expense. Simply put, your mortgage payment is the largest lever you can pull to increase your savings and reach long-term financial ...more »

3 Reasons to Pick a 20-Year Mortgage
Bloomington PantagraphApril 12, 2017

Kristine Harjes: If you're considering a mortgage, you're probably thinking, should I get a 30-year or a 15-year? If you're like 90% of homeowners, you're going to choose the 30 year mortgage, but say you don't want to do 30 whole years of paying down ...more »

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Fannie makes it easier for student loan borrowers to get mortgages
National Mortgage NewsApril 25, 2017

Fannie Mae has made three selling guide changes aimed at helping the growing number of borrowers with student debt qualify for home loans, and may begin testing other similar proposals related to this goal. "Student debt is around $30,000 on average ...more »

In charts: what next for mortgage rates? - The Telegraph
Telegraph.co.ukApril 25, 2017

A weakening housing market and a fear among lenders that transactions will wane in the coming years is driving the latest mortgage rate cuts, analysts say.more »

Mortgage Executive Magazine Ranks New American Funding a Top Mortgage Company in America
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

TUSTIN, Calif., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Mortgage Executive Magazine (MEM) has named New American Funding to its list of Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. The magazine also recognized Co-Founders of ...more »

Blend CEO on why lenders are reluctant to adopt digital mortgages
HousingWireApril 24, 2017

The words “digital” and “innovation” are plastered across the mortgage market from news articles to marketing materials, and yet there are still lenders out there opting to not go digital. It wasn't too long ago that Quicken Loans unveiled Rocket ...more »

The Mortgage Market in the Potential Government Shutdown ...
DSNews.comApril 24, 2017

With the federal funding running out on Friday and a potential government shutdown looming, expect to see an impact on the mortgage industry. Access to tax ...more »

What Would a Government Shutdown do to Mortgages ...
The MReportApril 24, 2017

With the federal funding running out on Friday and a potential government shutdown looming, expect to see an impact on the mortgage industry. Access to tax ...more »

675 Ohioans complained about mortgage servicer sued by feds
Dayton Daily NewsApril 24, 2017

“Time and again, big banks and mortgage servicers have taken advantage of millions of hardworking homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgages,” said Brown. “This action sends an important message that this kind of outrageous abuse of ...more »

Many Retired Persons in Arizona Utilize Reverse Mortgages
Prescott eNewsApril 24, 2017

Many retired persons are on a fixed income. As the costs of living slowly rise, they are faced with difficult choices. After cutting back all the living expenses ...more »

New regs for Tuesday: Prepaid, mortgages, power plants
The HillApril 24, 2017

Mortgages: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing changes to the mortgage rule. The CFPB issued the home mortgage disclosure regulation in October 2015, but is now proposing amendments to the rule to clarify requirements and ...more »

Mortgage rates trend down for Monday
Bankrate.comApril 24, 2017

Multiple benchmark mortgage rates tapered off today. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage tapered off, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed were unchanged. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, decreased. Rates for ...more »

O'Brien to Help Homeowners Fighting Ocwen Over Mortgages | WHAV
WHAV NewsApril 24, 2017

Southern Essex District Register of Deeds John O'Brien. Essex County homeowners who require deed or mortgage documents to fight mortgage servicer Ocwen ...more »

Clive McFarlane: Racial disparities persist in mortgage lending
Worcester TelegramApril 24, 2017

According to the report, the practice of redlining - denying mortgages to blacks and other minorities to restrict their access to certain suburban and affluent neighborhoods - remains a standard operating practice in Massachusetts, as it is around the ...more »

Attention lenders: The CFPB is now focusing more on fair lending in mortgages
HousingWireApril 24, 2017

After looking back at its fair lending priorities for 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau highlighted what areas will be on the top of its radar for 2017. Mortgages made to the top of the list, pinned as one of the three areas that the CFPB ...more »

Mortgage rates rise halts
GlobesApril 23, 2017

Like the volume of housing deals, the volume of mortgages has fallen in recent months, but it is premature to say that the residential housing market trend has reversed. The decline resulted from a reduction in housing market activity by investors ...more »

Cheaper Mortgages Could Spur Housing Market | Fox Business
Fox BusinessApril 23, 2017

Mortgage rates dropped below 4% for the first time since November, providing more kindling to an already hot housing market as the crucial spring selling ...more »

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