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Refinance or not? Here's what you should know
...about the same as those on long-term bonds — an unusual situation. Mortgage rates are pegged to rates on various U.S. Treasury bonds. "There's little incentive to take the risk of a future rate......

Three Good Reasons To Switch Banks—And How To Do It
...the average bank money market account pays 0.16, according to the FDIC. Fortunately, new competitors are driving up rates. A long list of fintech companies, including SoFi, Betterment, Personal......

California housing cost drives out middle class
...Jose natives Halie and Jim Casey assumed that by getting into the housing market they could keep costs under control. They had purchased a small house well suited to the two of them and were......

Trump puts nation on course for higher mortgage rates
In the darkest days of the financial crisis, when the housing market was in free fall and threatening to take the nation's economy with it, the Bush administration was forced to put mortgage......

Jamie Dimon says Libra will never happen, and he wishes he could take JPMorgan private
...pointing to strong capital requirements and the legal authority granted to the FDIC to take over a bank that is collapsing as Lehman Brothers did. He also dismissed the concern voiced by former......

Florida Ranks No. 1 In The U.S. For Mortgage Denial Rates
...reason. The study, which delved into data from more than 10 million mortgage applications nationwide using 2018 data from the federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, reflects the disparate rates......

Why Builders Are Upbeat About Dip in Housing Starts
...see positive conditions for housing, and this is reflected in NAHB’s Housing Market Index, which measures builder sentiment,” says Greg Ugalde, NAHB chairman. “However, builders are still being......

Foreclosures Fall to Lowest Level Since 2005
...to decline across the country, which is a good sign that the housing market and the broader economy remain strong—and that the lending excesses that helped bring down the economy during the Great......

Mortgage Rates Leap, But Buyers Shouldn’t Worry
...That’s no reason for home shoppers to get nervous:  Economists largely predict mortgage rates will dip in the weeks ahead . Also, rates are still more than a percentage point lower than a year......

Housing market should be healthy for the rest of 2019: First American
Home sales continued to perform in line with their potential in September and indicators suggest housing will keep flourishing through the fourth quarter, according to First American. The potential......