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Mortgages

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

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | March 22nd 2022

The interest rates announced by Freddie Mac each week are not quite as good as advertised, as they usually carry points with them. Here is a quick... read »

The New “Crypto Mortgage”

The New “Crypto Mortgage”

Nena Perry-Brown | January 19th 2022

A tech company wants to give Bitcoin owners another option to finance a home purchase without cashing out their cryptocurrency. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Shilpi Paul | October 6th 2021

The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. However, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is another option for... read »

First-Timer Primer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

First-Timer Primer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

UrbanTurf Staff | June 28th 2021

As home 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. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 28th 2021

In this edition of First Timer Primer, we take a closer look at what you are actually paying for when it comes to sending in that monthly mortgage... read »

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 »

With Nearly Half of DC Renters Rent-Burdened, Urban Institute Recommends Federal Housing Relief

With Nearly Half of DC Renters Rent-Burdened, Urban Institute Recommends Federal Housing Relief

Nena Perry-Brown | August 10th 2020

Maryland and DC are two areas hardest hit by the pandemic-amplifying housing crisis. ... read »

Black Mortgage Applicants in DC Denied at Double Citywide Rate

Black Mortgage Applicants in DC Denied at Double Citywide Rate

Nena Perry-Brown | August 5th 2020

Higher Black homeownership rates have not made DC immune to mortgage denial disparities. ... read »

FHFA Will Provide Multifamily Mortgage Relief in Exchange for Eviction Moratoriums

FHFA Will Provide Multifamily Mortgage Relief in Exchange for Eviction Moratoriums

Nena Perry-Brown | March 24th 2020

Any multifamily mortgagee receiving forbearance must enact an eviction moratorium. ... read »

Bank of America Allowing Borrowers to Defer Mortgage Payments

Bank of America Allowing Borrowers to Defer Mortgage Payments

Nena Perry-Brown | March 20th 2020

The announcement comes after the Federal Housing Finance Agency enacted a moratorium on foreclosures for federally-backed mortgages. ... read »

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