4 Residential Mortgage REITs “in Limbo,” says Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Textual content measurement 4 publicly traded automobiles that spend money on residential mortgages are actually “in limbo,” says Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. One problem for would-be buyers now is determining … Read More

Mortgage REITs Come Under Stress That Even the Fed Might Not Be Able to Ease

Text size Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Some publicly traded mortgage funds are showing signs of stress, demonstrating just how big the disruption to financial markets has been. We’re referring … Read More

Mortgage rates go up slightly as some lenders tighten restrictions on who qualifies for a home loan

Mortgage rates went up slightly this week — an indication that mortgage firms are changing their lending operations in response to the coronavirus. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.33% during … Read More

What Happens to the Mortgage When Your House Burns Down

If your house goes up in flames, does your obligation to pay your mortgage go with it? Borrowers are bound by the promissory note they sign at the closing of … Read More

How to Sell Your Home Without a Real-Estate Agent

The chance to avoid paying the typical 6% commission to a real-estate agent—saving potentially tens of thousands of dollars on a luxury home—motivates a lot of homeowners to list their … Read More