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FHFA announces further extension of COVID-related mortgage relief
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The agency will allow an additional three months of forbearance for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, giving homeowners up to 18 months to suspend payments due to the pandemic.
CFPB Mulls Fate of Trump-Era Mortgage Rules
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has said that it is weighing whether to “revisit” the Seasoned QM and General QM rules, codified in December under
Mortgage and refinance rates today, February 26, 2021
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Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates soared yesterday, rising by a greater amount than we’ve seen in a long time. Of course, they’re still very low in a […]
Mortgage and refinance rates today, February 25, 2021
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Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates nudged higher yet again yesterday. Of course, these rates remain exceptionally low by historical standards and are at dream levels for most. […]
Gauge of U.S. pending home sales declines to a six-month low
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A gauge of U.S. pending home sales fell to a six-month low in January as buyers competed for a limited number of properties.
Pending Home Sales Fall in January as Inventory Constrains Buyers
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Fewer Americans are applying for mortgages — a sign that some buyers may be dismayed by rising home prices and mortgage rates.

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Mortgage and refinance rates today, February 24, 2021
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Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates rose yet again yesterday. But it was the smallest increase for a couple of weeks. Is that any consolation? Unfortunately, mortgage rates […]
U.S. new-home sales increased in January by more than forecast
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Purchases of new single-family homes increased 4.3% to a 923,000 annualized pace in January from an upwardly revised 885,000 rate in the prior month, government data showed Wednesday.
Rising Rates Damp Mortgage Applications Ahead of Spring Selling Season
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Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images)Mortgage rates reached their highest level since November last week, cooling off home purchase and refinance applications ahead of the all-important spring selling season.

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Texas freeze, rate jump drive a week of stalled mortgage app activity
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Severe winter weather and another hike in mortgage rates stifled loan volume for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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