Is housing looking up?

USA Today posted an article entitled: “Housing outlook is more upbeat.”  Apparently, it’s believed that the housing market is finally nearing the bottom for good.  According to the article, both home sales and home building are expected to rise this year–after the steep decrease in both the past five years.  Here are just a few …

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Job Loss Could Put One in Three Out of Their Home

One in three Americans would be unable to make their mortgage or rent payment beyond one month if they lost their job, according to the results of a national survey taken in mid-September. Despite being more affluent, the poll found that even those with higher annual household incomes indicate they are not guaranteed to make …

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Fees for home mortgages increase

For the first time since 2009, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising risk fees charged to lenders on loans they buy for resale to investors.  Fannie and Freddie also are adding risk fees to more loans offered to borrowers with exemplary credit.  Although lenders could absorb the cost, most are expected to add the …

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