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Las Vegas Mortgage Rates

This is the best time I have ever seen to purchase or refinance.

Las Vegas Mortgage Rates

I have prepared a brief summary of mortgage rates for the most common loan programs. As you know, rates can vary greatly based on credit scores and loan to value but, for this weekend, the rates below are realistic.

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The White House Support Gained on Forclosure Halt, No on Moratorium

Secretary Robert Gibbs of the White House mentioned today that the Obama Administration will accept the probe into the faulty foreclosure proceedings, but against a moratorium. This response hopefully will prevent the consequences of a widespread foreclosure freeze, while allowing banks such as Bank of America to “probe” the incidents relating to the 'robosigners', employees/agents […]

Bank of America Halts Foreclosures Across U.S

Bank of America halted foreclosures on homes across the country for the purposes of double checking improperly filed paperwork for tens of thousands cases.

Mortgage Insurance Policy Changes

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is changing up-front and monthly Mortgage Insurance (MI) on FHA case numbers dated October 4, 2010 or later. Currently the up-front fee is charged at 2.25% and the monthly fee is based on term and LTV. The up-front fee is being reduced to 1%. The monthly fee is being increased. […]

Weekly Rate Update: September 13th-17th Mortgage Rates

Welcome back, I have prepared a brief summary of mortgage rates for the most common loan programs.

Low Inflation is Making Mortgage Rates Better

After rising for two weeks, mortgage rates moved a little lower this week. Slower than average economic growth and low inflation persuaded investors to purchase bonds, including mortgage-backed securities. Following three months of declines, mortgage rates appear to be settling into a range so far in September. The most significant economic data released during the […]

Bank Repossessions Hit Record High in August

Though mortgage defaults have been falling for several months, bank repossessions (where borrowers actually lose their homes) have been climbing ever higher as mortgage lenders continue to work through their backlogs. They reportedly reached a new all-time high last month, according to data set to be released by RealtyTrac tomorrow (via Realty Check)

Principal Write Downs and Debt Forgiveness Changes

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of the Treasury (DOT) announced improvements to the existing Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) refinance program that will give a greater number of responsible borrowers an opportunity to remain in their homes.

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