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Mortgage Rates Rise = Drop in Applications

Mortgage interest rates bumped back over 4% last week, causing a drop in mortgage applications to refinance and purchase homes. Application volume fell 6.6% from the previous week, on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Refinance applications were off 7% week-to-week, after soaring in previous weeks, thanks to lower interest rates. […]

San Diego Ranks 4th Highest Expensive City for Housing


San Diego ranks as the fourth most expensive city for housing in the U.S. – which probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us that live here! The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report that examines housing costs before, during and after the Great Recession. Adding up expenditures like furnishings, utilities, […]

Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Unable to Refi Mortgage

If you’ve applied for a loan in the past few years, you’ve seen how strict the standards are now for qualification. Well, the good news is that you’re not alone. Ben Bernanke, former chair of the Federal Reserve, tried to refinance his mortgage recently. He was rejected. Bernanke reportedly told Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics at a […]

HELOC Resets Loom With Few Options

A wave of HELOC resets are looming on the horizon and the Treasury department has few options to help homeowners who might be left struggling to pay their bills. The programs already in place have had little success and the Treasurer’s authority to create/fund new homeowner assistance programs (under the Troubled Asset Relief Program) expired […]

Fannie Mae Downgrades Outlook for 2014/2015

Fannie Mae economists downgraded its outlook today for 2014/2015, saying that too much momentum was lost during the first six months of the year. Rising mortgage rates, bad winter weather and consumer “conservatism” are all hitting the housing market, said Doug Duncan, Fannie’s chief economist. “With respect to housing’s contribution to growth this year, we […]

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