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Mortgage Applications Up Last Week

Mortgage rates were at six week low before the rise we saw this morning. The low rates had caused mortgage application to rise this past week. According to the most recent mortgage application survey released by the Mortgage Banker’s Association on Wednesday, mortgage applications were up last week ending on April 11, 2014. Mortgage purchase applications […]

Spring Demand for Home Buyers Unpredictable

Freddie Mac’s US Economic and Housing Market Outlook for April revealed that the housing market is a bit unpredictable at the moment. Freddie Mac’s data projects that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage may be on the rise which will in turn affect springtime home buyers. A rise in mortgage rates along with a low inventory of available […]

Current Mortgage Rates On the Rise – April, 18, 2014

After a downward trend of nearly 6 weeks, interest rates are starting to head back up at the nation’s top lenders this morning. The summary of these changes, along with current rates are listed below. If you have question about these rates or need help with a new mortgage,  please call LanSafe  today at 800-779-4547. For rates based on a $300,000 loan […]

Attorney General Kane Warns Homeowners About Traveling Contractor Scams

(LoanSafe.org) – While home buying is a trend that is anticipated to pick up this Spring, homeowners should not be taking home improvement lightly. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane last Friday released a report that home sellers and homeowners should pay attention to. According to the AG warning, there has been several reports of “traveling” […]

Housing Starts Were Up in March for Recovering Areas

(LoanSafe.org) – A new report released by HUD and the US Census Bureau has indicated that housing starts were up by 2.8% last month from a revised rate from the previous month. According to the newly released figures, there were a reported 946,000 units in March while there were 920,000 in February. Kevin Kelly, chairman […]

Mortgage Rates at 6 Week Low

The Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released this morning shows fixed mortgage rates are at a 6 week low.  Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief economist of Freddie Mac commented in their report that mortgage rates have eased up which allowed housing starts to rise by 2.8% in March. An outcome which we did […]

Jumbo Loan Rates Today – 4/17/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Current jumbo mortgage rates are mostly the same today, with the exception only one loan program that went up this morning at Wells Fargo.  The 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) increased at Wells Fargo under their home purchase program. Jumbo mortgages are loans exceeding $417,000 or $625,500 in high-cost areas. Additional loan products, rates […]

Mortgage Rate Report & Summary Today – 4/17/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Current mortgage rates for the most part stayed the same again this morning at the top lenders that we study here on LoanSafe. While Wells Fargo rates did not change today, fixed and adjustable loan programs at Chase and BofA went up. The 30-year and the 15-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) increased along with […]

Online Mortgage Assistance Event for San Antonio Homeowners Wednesday – April 23

Whether you are unemployed, have had your hours at work cut back, need advice on a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, are having problems with your rental property, or are facing some kind of financial hardship, all Dallas and San Antonio homeowners are welcome to sign on to this free event. At the event, […]

Foreclosure Workshop for Delaware Homeowners in Georgetown on April 21

(LoanSafe.org) – Mortgage assistance events occur regularly in the state of Delaware, and can be found at this link. This event requires pre-registration so try to call in before the weekend to see if there are any spots still available. Be sure to keep up with future events if you are suffering from a severe […]

US Bank Mortgage Rates Today – 4/17/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Here are the current mortgage rates or US Bank as of today, 04/17/2014. 10YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 3.625% 0.250% 0.000% 3.416% 4.56 5YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 2.875% 0.125% 0.000% 2.943% 4.15 3YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 2.500% 0.125% 0.000% 2.860% 3.95 Conforming […]

Chase Mortgage Rates Today – 4/17/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Below are the current average Chase Mortgage rates for today, 04/17/14. Rates are based on a home purchase, and refinance with a loan amount of $215,000.   Rate     APR   Points  Months  Amount 30-year Fixed Rate:   4.250%  4.345%  1.250   359    $1,057.67 15 Year Fixed Rate    3.500%  3.627%  0.875  179    $1,537.00 7/1 LIBOR ARM         3.250%  […]

Wells Fargo Mortgage Rates Today – 4/17/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Here are the current purchase mortgage rates for Wells Fargo Mortgage as of today 04/17/2014. Conforming 1and FHA Loans 30-Year Fixed 4.375% 4.460% 30-Year Fixed FHA 4.250% 5.837% 15-Year Fixed 3.625% 3.772% 5-Year ARM 3.250%  3.001% 5-Year ARM FHA 3.250% 3.968% Larger Loan Amounts in Eligible Areas – Conforming and FHA 30-Year Fixed […]

City of Dubuque Settles for Barring African Americans From Achieving Fair Housing

The City of Dubuque in the state of Iowa settled in a discrimination case yesterday with HUD. The case was an effort to fight discrimination practices againstAfrican Americans within the city limits. According to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to discriminate against anyone on the basis of their […]

Former Rockwall Housing Development Executive Sent to Prison for HUD Fraud

Jennifer Tyson, the former executive director/manager of the Rockwall Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) from Rockwall, Texas was sentenced last Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to a year and a day in federal prison for conspiring to steal federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tyson must also pay […]

CitiMortgage Assistance Event in Dallas, Texas – April 24, 2014

In their continued effort to help as many struggling homeowners as they can, CitiMortgage is holding another mortgage assistance event. The event will be held on April 24, 2014 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel; 1500 Convention Center Drive in Arlington, TX 76001. Homeowner Support Specialists will consult one-on-one with homeowners having difficulty making their mortgage […]

Mississippi Man From Jackson Indicted for Hiding Millions From Bankruptcy Court

William D. “Butch” Dickson, a 58 year old resident from Jackson, Mississippi was indicted by a federal grand jury last Tuesday on 6 counts of bankruptcy fraud, 6 counts of bank fraud and 5 counts of wire fraud. Based on the charges, Dickson’s company, Community Home Financial Services (CHFS), is in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in […]

Michigan Mortgage Broker Sent to Prison for Fraud

Firas “Russ” Bachi, a 41 year old mortgage broker based in Farmington Hills, Michigan was sentenced to 2 years of prison last Wednesday with an additional 24 months of supervised release for a bank fraud schemes that cost JPMorgan Chase 10 mortgage loans. Bachi was also ordered by US District Judge Bernard A. Friedman to […]

Mortgage Rate Report & Summary Today – 4/15/2014

Current mortgage rates remained mostly the same this morning at the top lenders we study daily here on LoanSafe.org. The only changes noted today were on two of the loan programs at Wells Fargo that had went up from yesterday’s report. The FHA 5-year adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) increased at Wells Fargo under their home purchase […]

Jumbo Loan Rates Today – 4/16/2014

Current jumbo mortgage rates have remained mostly the same this morning at the nation’s top lenders. There were only a couple changes in loan programs over at Wells Fargo Mortgage. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage (FRM) increased at Wells Fargo under their home purchase program, while the 15-year FRM increased under their refinance program.Jumbo mortgages are […]

Wells Fargo Mortgage Rates Today – 4/16/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Here are the current purchase mortgage rates for Wells Fargo Mortgage as of today, 04/016/2014. Conforming 1and FHA Loans 30-Year Fixed 4.375% 4.460% 30-Year Fixed FHA 4.250% 5.837% 15-Year Fixed 3.625% 3.772% 5-Year ARM 3.250%  3.001% 5-Year ARM FHA 3.250% 3.968% Larger Loan Amounts in Eligible Areas – Conforming and FHA 30-Year Fixed […]

Chase Mortgage Rates Today – 4/16/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Below are the current average Chase Mortgage rates for today, 04/16/14. Rates are based on a home purchase, and refinance with a loan amount of $215,000. Rate     APR   Points  Months  Amount 30-year Fixed Rate:   4.250%  4.345%  1.125   359    $1,057.67 15 Year Fixed Rate    3.500%  3.627%  0.875  179    $1,537.00 7/1 LIBOR ARM         3.375%  3.118%  […]

US Bank Mortgage Rates Today – 4/16/2014

(LoanSafe.org) – Here are the current mortgage rates for US Bank as of today, 04/16/2014. 10YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 3.625% 0.250% 0.000% 3.416% 4.56 5YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 3.000% 0.125% 0.000% 2.987% 4.22 3YR ARM – APR may increase after consummation 2.500% 0.125% 0.000% 2.860% 3.95 Conforming […]

Home Builder Confidence Remains Steady for April 2014

A new report released today by the National Association of Home Builder (NAHB) revealed that builder confidence has held steady this month. The numbers are in, and according to the NAHB report, the construction of new single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from 46 in March. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index can […]

The Reverse Mortgage Tidal Wave of 2014

More and more cash strapped seniors are looking for reasonable mortgage solutions to their money problems. The most popular loan today for senior citizens is the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) or what is more commonly known as a reverse mortgage. These loans allow seniors who own  a single family home or a […]

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