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Mortgage Lending

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Mortgage Lending, from most recent to least.

A Deluge of Demand: How Lenders Are Dealing With Record-Low Rates

A Deluge of Demand: How Lenders Are Dealing With Record-Low Rates

Nena Perry-Brown | August 14th 2020

With rates at or near the lowest they have ever been, some lenders are getting creative in how they approach new purchases and requests to refinance. ... read »

Could New FICO Rules Make it Harder for Homebuyers?

Could New FICO Rules Make it Harder for Homebuyers?

Nena Perry-Brown | January 23rd 2020

Upcoming changes to how FICO scores are calculated are expected to lower the average consumer's credit score. ... read »

Could New Rules for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lower Mortgage Rates?

Could New Rules for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lower Mortgage Rates?

Nena Perry-Brown | June 4th 2019

Some disagree over how the market will respond to new rules governing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ... read »

The DC Neighborhoods Where White Homebuyers’ Income is Double That of Existing Residents

The DC Neighborhoods Where White Homebuyers’ Income is Double That of Existing Residents

Nena Perry-Brown | April 29th 2019

The latest analysis of gentrification nationwide shows the difference in income between new homebuyers and those who already resided in a given area. ... read »

FHA Loan Limits to Rise Again in the DC Area

FHA Loan Limits to Rise Again in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | November 28th 2018

The 2019 loan limit for the DC area will be $726,525. ... read »

Buyers Week: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

Buyers Week: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

UrbanTurf Staff | March 15th 2018

As buyers get the itch to look for a home and start to venture out to open houses, it will behoove them to go through the pre-approval process. This... read »

FHA Loan Limits to Rise in DC Area for the Second Year in a Row

FHA Loan Limits to Rise in DC Area for the Second Year in a Row

Nena Perry-Brown | December 13th 2017

Homebuyers in counties in the DC area will see the limit for FHA loans rise by $43,500 next year. ... read »

Debt Forgiven: Homebuilder Aims to Lure Buyers With Student Loan Forgiveness

Debt Forgiven: Homebuilder Aims to Lure Buyers With Student Loan Forgiveness

Nena Perry-Brown | September 26th 2017

A study by nonprofit NeighborWorks America finds that 25 percent of millennials say they are delaying a home purchase because of student loan debt.... read »

Federally-Backed Mortgage Loan Limits to Rise for the First Time in Over a Decade

Federally-Backed Mortgage Loan Limits to Rise for the First Time in Over a Decade

Nena Perry-Brown | November 28th 2016

In some "high cost" counties, such as those in the DC metro area, the loan limit is already higher than what is typical nationwide and will increase... read »

Mortgage Rates Spike to Just Below 4% Following Election

Mortgage Rates Spike to Just Below 4% Following Election

UrbanTurf Staff | November 17th 2016

On Thursday, long-term mortgage rates shot up 40 basis points to 3.94 percent with an average 0.5 points. This is the highest rates have been since... read »

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