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By Emeri Krawczyk » Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON— It was bound to happen: A homeowner has filed suit against online realty giant Zillow, claiming the company’s controversial “Zestimate” tool repeatedly undervalued her home,... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Here’s some good news for home buyers and owners burdened with costly student loan debts: Mortgage investor Fannie Mae has just made sweeping rule changes that should make it easier... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, May 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — It’s a real estate question that historically has had an easy answer: Do single-family detached homes appreciate in value faster than condominiums? The standard answer has been: Of... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Monday, March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration may not be fond of FHA-insured mortgages — the president canceled a cut in fees for new loan applicants as one of his first official actions — but... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — If your real estate agent requires you to get a mortgage pre-approval from one specific lender as a condition of submitting an offer to buy a house — even if another lender already... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your lender shows you the door? And how much monthly debt can you be shouldering —... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — The small-scale owners of millions of rental homes, parcels of investment land and income-producing commercial and business real estate might not know it, but one of their key... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — For millions of moderate-income home buyers, there’s an important money-saving question looming in 2017: Will Congress reinstate deductions for mortgage insurance premiums as part of... Read More

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