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Is your mortgage business safer now than before the crash? Safer Mortgages Rise From the Ashes of ’08 Financial Crash. Mortgages are safer now than they were 10 years ago. That’s the main effect the 2008-09 financial crisis has had on the mortgage market.DataQuick finds increase in sales of high-end homes in 2010 The national average home resale price in March was $369,677, down from just under $373,000 in February and $371,591 in March 2011. The decrease came as the number of sales conducted through the industry’s MLS system was up 2.5 per cent from February, making last month the busiest sales month since April 2010.FHFA resolves 6 of 18 RMBS suits against big banks Rejecting an all-too-common strategy among mortgage investors of "shoot first, talk later," New York state judge Eileen Bransten has dismissed several mortgage repurchase lawsuits originally filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") against a Credit Suisse affiliate, ruling that the suits were filed before Credit Suisse had an opportunity to repurchase the subject loans or.

Rates for mortgages are constantly changing, but they remain low by historical standards. If you’re in the. how much. The new mortgage rules won’t affect the majority of people seeking to buy a home or refinance their home loans, because lenders have already tightened their lending standards since the financial.

Holder refuses to meet with BofA CEO Representatives of Bank of America Corp have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with Moynihan, its chief executive officer, in an attempt to resolve differences over a possible multibillion-dollar settlement involving shoddy mortgage securities sold by the second-largest U.S. bank and its units, according to people familiar with.

The central bank’s quarterly survey of bank lending. in standards for home-equity lines of credit as well. Demand for many loans is picking up, the Fed said. About a quarter of banks said they were.

 · Jumbo loans have higher loan limits, and slightly different guidelines because the mortgage can’t be sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and pushes into non-conforming territory. Conforming Loan Guidelines. In addition to the loan limit restrictions, you must meet certain other requirements in order to get a conforming loan.

“Until construction ramps up, housing costs will likely continue. Gradually, they have been relaxing lending standards, says Matt Hackett, operations manager for Equity Now, a mortgage lender in.

Mortgage lending standards slightly ease up FDIC sues 12 banks over mortgage bonds sold to Colonial NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. regulator sued Bank of New. in losses when it sold the securities in March 2010.

After several years of ultra-tight mortgage standards, there may be a break in the clouds for borrowers with less-than-perfect credit soon. Mortgage giants Fannie.

The.Senate Bank Chair weighs sweeping gse, mortgage lending overhaul Brown’s victory threatens legislation to overhaul the nation’s health coverage laws because it eliminates the democrats’ filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. the sweeping of some client.The Home affordable refinance program.

First American Sees 1.7m in Shadow Inventory Shadow inventory properties are homes that have not been tallied into official inventory numbers tracked by Realtors and other real estate professionals. They include homes taken back by lenders through foreclosures and similar actions, as well as homes whose owners are at least 90 days delinquent on their mortgage payments.Fed votes to continue taper, lowers growth expectations Former fed. global growth on the U.S. economy. Asia stocks mostly slip with US-China trade talks set to resume. Stocks in Asia mostly slipped in Monday afternoon trade as U.S.-China negotiations.

On September 25, the mortgage. standards. Of those experiences, the most important, Wells said, are self-confidence and.

If the loan-to-value ratio is too high, this could be a red flag for your lender who may wind up charging you a higher mortgage rate to make up for increased risk. An appraisal may show a lower loan-to-value ratio, which means a lower interest rate, and potentially lower monthly payments.