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Mortgage rates increase after lengthy decline

Average long-term mortgage rates rose to 3.38% in Freddie Mac's weekly survey – the first FRM increase in almost two months. ..

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It's official: Fed will start selling bonds

Experts have predicted rising mortgage rates for a long time, but this bond sale is a new twist that will probably at least nudge FRM rates slightly higher. But in a nod to weak inflation, the Fed cut its 2019 projection from three rate increases to ..

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An unusual rental agreement in exchange for a downpayment

A company gives buyers a downpayment in exchange for the right to use one of their bedrooms for up to three years – a room the company will rent out via Airbnb. ..

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Fla. tamed un-friendly condo associations on July 1

Significant law changes codified criminal penalties for directors – particularly ones related to conflicts of interest – and improved transparency. ..

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4 things you really wish your sellers knew

The seller thinks her "doll room" is cute; buyers think it's a horror-movie scene. How do you get the dolls packed away without hurting the seller's feelings? ..

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FHA allows transactions to proceed with immediate reinspection

FHA loans require a post-disaster inspection in declared catastrophe areas, but a rule that could delay closings is waived. ..

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Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion

Irma's 185-mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace, but a CoreLogic study found that damage caused by flooding will cost homes and businesses more money. ..

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Fla.'s housing market continued positive track in Aug.

Statewide sales, listings and median prices rose: Existing single-family median price up 6.7% year-over-year, condo median price up 6.3%. ..

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NAR: U.S. existing-home sales down 1.7% in August

"Steady employment gains, slowly rising incomes and lower mortgage rates generated sustained buyer interest all summer ... but not more home sales," says NAR's Yun. ..

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CoreLogic: Mortgage fraud on the rise

There was an indication of mortgage fraud on an estimated 13,404 applications for single-family loans during 2Q, or almost 1% of all residential loan applications. ..

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