7 Questions to Ask Hard Money Lenders



Borrowers are often required to consider every advantage and disadvantage of loans, especially those from hard money lenders. If you are considering a hard money loan,

Some consumers could see their credit scores jump higher



Consumers with low credit scores could soon have something to cheer about with the news that the three major credit reporting agencies in the U.S. are to implement policy changes that could lift their scores.

Subprime loans are making a comeback under a new name



The subprime mortgage that were said to be responsible for the last housing crisis are making a comeback – but this time they’re being called “nonprime” loans

More parents are helping their kids with down payments



Millennials are increasingly expecting their parents for greater help when it comes to housing. A report from Apartment List that surveyed 13,000 people born between 1981

CoreLogic: Mortgage delinquencies spike following natural disasters



Natural disasters such as wildfires, flooding and hurricanes are having a considerable impact on mortgage delinquencies, according to new research from real estate analytics firm CoreLogic.

Home equity available to borrowers hits all-time high



Rising home values mean that homeowners are getting richer. Now, the amount of equity available to homeowners is at an all-time high, according to mortgage industry solution provider Black Knight Financial Services.

Money’s Becoming Expensive with Rising Interest Rates



Investors and homebuyers haven’t had to pay close attention to interest rates for quite some time. But that’s changing. Sure, we’ve been reading that rates are going up

Higher mortgage rates likely following Fed’s move to increase interest rates



An increase in mortgage rates is likely to follow after the Federal Reserve voted to hike its short-term interest rates. While the Fed’s rates aren’t directly tied to mortgage rates, they do nevertheless tend to follow a similar pattern.

Home equity gains make homeowners richer



Homeowners who’ve taken out a mortgage to pay for their home have benefited from rising home values, seeing an average 12.2 percent year-over-year increase in equity, according to new research from CoreLogic.

Here’s why loan officers should attend closings



Buyers should consider requesting that a loan officer is present on closing day if they want to be more satisfied with their deal, according to a new survey.

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