All Posts Tagged: Freddie Mac

‘Tis a good time to buy

Stew Larsen
Posted by Stew Larsen
Mortgage Banking
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The slowdown in price appreciation across many markets may be welcome news for buyers for several reasons.

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New FICO Score model: 3 things you may not know

Wendy Cutrufelli
Mortgage Banking
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Before prospective home buyers get too wrapped up in last week’s news of changes to FICO Score calculations that are expected to raise some consumers’ scores, here are three things to keep in mind.

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Numbers Count: Weekly mortgage data highlights

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
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Here’s my take on the key numbers on the housing market this week.

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The new mortgage rules: What ATR means for you

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
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Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the ATR rule was established to set minimum standards that a lender must use to determine that consumers have the ability to repay the mortgages they get.

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