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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage hits record 3.36 pct.

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell to fresh record lows for the second straight week. The declines have led more homeowners to refinance, a trend that could help jumpstart the economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday ...

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Average on 30-year US mortgage stays at 3.55 pct.

WASHINGTON  — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage held steady this week, staying slightly above the lowest level on record. Low mortgage rates have aided a modest housing recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate ...

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Freddie Mac posts $1.2B net income for 2Q

WASHINGTON — Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac posted net income of $1.2 billion for the second quarter and isn’t requesting any additional federal aid for the period. The government rescued Freddie and larger sibling Fannie Mae in September 2008 after ...

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Robert Nusgart: Cash-out refinancing has all but vanished

In the last couple of years there has been a frenzy of home owners who have refinanced. Not just once. Maybe twice. Even three times. They’ve lowered their rates. They’ve lowered their monthly payments. They’ve lowered the number of years ...

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Gov’t bars Fannie-Freddie from reducing principal

WASHINGTON — A federal regulator is standing by its decision to bar Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reducing principal for borrowers at risk of foreclosure, resisting pressure from the Obama administration. The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the decision ...

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In-House Interrogatory

It’s all about in-house education this week. Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community Most law schools don’t have classes that specifically prepare attorneys for jobs as in-house counsels. And in today’s unsteady economy, more law students are thinking ...

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Robert Nusgart: Understand the consequences of foreclosure

Before the housing market took such a tumble and before millions of homeowners saw equity in their homes vanish in a blink of an eye, the idea of walking away from their mortgage was inconceivable to most borrowers. Yet as ...

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