A recent article on Realtor.com highlights the positive impact this past month’s decline in mortgage interest rates might have on home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.35% in the week of February 21, which is down from the 4.37% rate in the prior week. These figures are cited by Freddie Mac. The decline in […]
Mar 24, 2015|
As a product of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, was charged with proposing for public comment, rules and model disclosures that integrate the TILA (Truth in Lending Act) and RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) by July 21, 2012.
With many homes being “underwater” (the value of the home is lower than the mortgage amount), some homeowners have been successful in negotiating with banks to forgive a portion of their mortgage.