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More Than 850,000 Loan Modifications Completed in 2012

Hope Now, a consortium of mortgage servicers, investors, insurers and housing non-profits, recently released a report showing that 850,034 mortgages were modified in 2012 as the number of foreclosures and delinquencies declined. That is a decrease from 2011, when there were 1.05 million loan mods. Of the modifications that were completed last year, 661,362 were […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD’ Weekly Finance Review

Bankrate.com reported on March 31 that home equity rates fell slightly from 7% last week to 6.99% this week, based on a survey it conducted with large banks and thrifts. Meanwhile, the typical home equity line of credit (HELOC) averaged 5.57%, a gain of one basis point from the previous week. (One basis point is […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD Weekly Finance Review

The Commerce Department reported this week that housing starts fell 22.5% in February to 479,000 units, from an upwardly revised January figure of 618,000 units. It was the biggest decline in 27 years and finished just above a record low set in April 2009. Building permits — a hint of future construction demand — fell […]