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Mortgage Volume Dropping Due to Tougher Lender Laws

Due to a widespread drop in mortgage transactions throughout the country, Wells Fargo has lowered its requirements for loans on some high-priced homes as the largest U.S. mortgage lender tries to combat. The government’s new regulations that went into effect in January have made mortgage approvals a lot more difficult for home buyers seeking to …

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Lenders Becoming More Lenient in Healthy Housing Market

Since the housing market is returning to a healthier condition, investors are increasingly taking notice of the high-end of the market which includes borrowers who use jumbo mortgage products. On the rise in this sector are more underwriting approvals and loan closings, while on the down side the minimum credit score to qualify for non-conforming …

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Is the Housing Market About to Get Squeezed with Lower Loan Limits?

Mortgage news is out that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest providers in the mortgage industry, might be reducing their maximum loan amount sometime next spring. This means borrowers who don’t qualify according to the revised limits will be required to apply for a jumbo loan, where requirements for liquid reserves, down payments, and …

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