Ben Lane November 21, 2014 5:04PM The record-setting settlement between Bank of America (BAC), the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In August, BofA agreed to a $16.65 billion settlement over toxic mortgages, collateralized … Continue reading SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement
Author: Brian Honea November 21, 2014 The nationwide mortgage delinquency rate in October fell to its lowest level in seven years, according to Black Knight Financial Services' "First Look" at October 2014 Mortgage Data released on Friday. October's delinquency rate, or the rate of loans that are more than 30 days past due but not … Continue reading Mortgage Delinquency Rate Tumbles to Seven-Year Low in October
By Les Christie @CNNMoney November 17, 2014: 6:12 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) They thought losing their home was bad enough. Now, years later, collectors are coming after them for thousands of dollars in back debt. Ben McLarin lived near Jacksonville, Fla., until he lost his job and got divorced in 2007. His wife kept … Continue reading Old foreclosure debt coming back to haunt former homeowners
Here is a new loan program from Wells Fargo! 2% down payment (may be gifted) No mortgage insurance Condo, Townhome and Single Family Maximum annual household income $61,040 Closings costs can be paid by the seller Better than renting or FHA Chapter 7 & 13 discharged for 2 years Foreclosure or Short Sale completed for … Continue reading New 2% Down Mortgage from Wells Fargo
By Les Christie @CNNMoney November 4, 2014: 11:29 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Young America's love affair with homebuying has hit a low point. The percentage of homes that were sold to first-time homebuyers dropped to 33% this year, the lowest percentage in almost three decades, according to the National Association of Realtors. Typically, first-time … Continue reading First-time homebuyers abandoning the housing market
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By PETER EAVIS NOVEMBER 6, 2014 11:35 AM Seeking to bring more people into the housing market, the government said last month that it planned to expand the availability of mortgages with low down payments. On Thursday, the chief executive of Fannie Mae, the largest government mortgage entity, provided some crucial details on what the program would look like. … Continue reading Fannie Mae Chief Details Plan to Ease Mortgage Rules