Federal Regulators Back Off 20%-Down Mortgage RequirementBankers and affordable-housing advocates are happy that homeowners will not have to put down 20 percent in order to get a qualified mortgage.
Fight Back When Your Mortgage Turns 'Zombie,' Local Expert Advises"If I could afford a lawyer, I would contact a lawyer," says Beth Goodell of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
3 On Your Side: Foreclosure Help Available On TuesdayAre you having a difficult time paying your mortgage? While the economy is slowly improving, it's not happening fast enough for those at risk of losing their homes.
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Fannie Mae Opens Its Phone Lines To Help Homeowners Facing ForeclosureWednesday only, and only until 8pm, Robinson says homeowners can call 1-866-989-6931 (toll-free) for advice.
Stigall Show Log 2.2.12Chris reviews the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to stop funding breast exams for Planned Parenthood and asks how structured childhood should be. He talks to Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill, and comedian Shane Hauss.
3-On Your Side: Walking Away From A MortgageA new real estate report finds that 28 percent of homeowners in the United States are "underwater" on their mortgages. That means that they owe more on their homes than they are currently worth.
Part 1: The Excitement of a First-Time Home PurchaseThree years out of college and feeling secure about her job, Stephanie Pincus is sure this is the right time to buy.
Part 2: Understanding Your Credit RatingBuying your first home can be a very exciting time, but it can also cause a lot of anxiety -- especially when it comes to the application process for securing a mortgage.
Part 3: Can You Afford Your Own Home?"Six-twenty was a high credit score four to five years ago -- it was a good one," notes one mortgage expert. "Today, purchasers are getting penalized even if they have a 700 credit score."
Part 4: The Changing Real Estate Market In foreclosure sales, short sales, and similar tranactions, you could be getting some problems you didn't count on.