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Haven’t we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there’s no sign that Congress plans – or has the minimal political will – to do anything about it. more
Do you feel that hint of a chill starting to swirl through the housing market? The cooling is slight but it’s for real. Home prices are not rising as fast in most metropolitan areas as they did earlier this year and much of 2012. Multiple bid competitions – fierce in many places this spring and late last year – aren’t as intense. Inventories of homes for sale have increased this summer, reversing near droughts of listings that helped fuel higher prices. more
Could the real estate market be heading for a new – and as yet little publicized – financial storm? Maybe. more
Federal agencies weren’t functioning much of October, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30 percent down payment for borrowers who seek the best rates and terms. more
PROVIDENCE – A New York-based law firm will be banned from doing business in Rhode Island as mortgage foreclosure consultants, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced. more
U.S. prosecutors are showing new resolve in pursuing cases against the financial institutions that sold the shoddy mortgages that led to the global financial crisis of 2007-08. more
It is an odd turn of phrase to say that winter creates friction. But it’s true. more
Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you’ll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – might be cut sometime next spring? You just might. more
Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which haven’t been popular lately? Maybe. more
You may have seen reports about a major tax reform proposal floated recently by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Michigan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. more
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