Kenneth R. Harney
Kenneth R. Harney
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Consumer agency lists mortgage rates — but not APR

Consumer agency lists mortgage rates — but not APR

A new rate-checking tool does not include points and other charges that lenders must include in their ads.

Many buyers may gain from new FHA insurance rules

But depending on FICO scores and other factors, a conventional mortgage be a better option.

Fannie Mae’s bid to boost appraisals’ accuracy draws fire

Fannie Mae’s bid to boost appraisals’ accuracy draws fire

Lenders may spot valuation errors, but some see the effort adding time and expense to the sales process.

Homeowners who won debt forgiveness get a tax break

Last-minute action by Congress will allow many short-sellers to escape large tax levies on mortgage relief.