Kenneth R. Harney
Kenneth R. Harney
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Mortgages grow easier to obtain as insurance fees drop and rules recede

Lenders revise borrowing standards after Fannie and Freddie allow for lower down payments.

Tax breaks for homeowners seem to be safe even as Congress aims at reforms

Tax breaks for homeowners seem to be safe even as Congress aims at reforms

Deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes are likely to remain, with or without other changes in law.

Zillow estimates your house’s value. But is it a good guess?

Web site says Zestimates offers ‘a good starting point’ for a house’s worth, but error rate can be high.

Millennials jump into the mortgage market

Realty agents say a growing number of young people are showing interest in becoming first-time owners.