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Quicken Loans To Pay Heavy Fines

Judge orders Quicken Loans to pay $11 million in fines and damages By Ken Harney July 20 Quicken Loans arguably has the mortgage industry’s most squeaky-clean image – named by J.D. Power as No. 1 in home loan customer satisfaction … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jul 13, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS ®), showing average mortgage rates rising across the board for the second consecutive week.

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Credit “repair” firms may not help your credit

‘Credit-repair’ firms pay $2 million to settle complaints of abusive practices By Kenneth R. Harney July 5 You’ve almost certainly seen or heard pitches for “credit repair” services promising to clean up your credit problems, reduce your debt or even … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

How to ditch vibe-crushers that could give potential buyers the creeps By Valli Herman July 6 Whether it’s an off-putting odor, kitschy decor or questionable artwork, a good real estate agent knows how to disappear such sale-killers for potential buyers … Continue reading

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Three Types of Loans If Your Credit Isn’t Perfect

3 Types Of Loans To Go For If You’re Credit Challenged By J.R. Duren July 6 The latest numbers from mortgage analysts Ellie Mae show that the average FICO score of approved conventional mortgages is 732. If a borrower has … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Tumble in May

Pending Home Sales Tumble in May for Third Straight Month WASHINGTON (June 28, 2017) – The ongoing supply shortages that are propping up home prices in many metro areas caused pending home sales in May to slump for the third … Continue reading

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A new Online way to assess you home’s worth

Mortgage broker unveils another online way to assess what your house is worth By Kenneth R. Harney June 28 Do we really need another Zillow Zestimate-style online gizmo to tell us what a computer model says our homes are worth? … Continue reading

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Probate Home Sales Rules

Probate Home Sales Have Their Own Special Rules By Bob Hunt June 26 Frequently the real estate that had been owned by a person now deceased is made available for sale through a procedure commonly known as a “probate sale.” … Continue reading

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Good time to sell?

71 Percent of Homeowners Believe It’s a Good Time to Sell; Economic and Financial Confidence Dips: Realtors® HOME Survey WASHINGTON (June 26, 2017) – Existing housing inventory has declined year over year each month for two straight years, but new … Continue reading

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Home Sales Rise in May

Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High WASHINGTON (June 21, 2017) – Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price … Continue reading

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