home finance

Help slow to arrive for homeowners

After over a year of various industry initiatives, the slow pace of rewriting unaffordable loans remains at a crawl, threatening a fragile recovery. By msnbc.com's John W Schoen.

Refinancings help boost mortgage demand

Demand for U.S. home loans rose last week as a decline in 30-year fixed mortgage rates to a three-week low boosted applications for refinancing.

Mortgage modifications moving at snail’s pace

The government's $50 billion program to ease the mortgage crisis is helping only a tiny fraction of struggling homeowners, and a list released Tuesday showed which lenders are laggards.

Pending home sales up for 5th straight month

The National Association of Realtors says pending home sales rose in June for the fifth straight month, another encouraging sign of life for the embattled U.S. housing market.

Superstar real estate agent plots comeback

It's the perfect Miami morning at Carlos Justo's penthouse — warm and bright, with luxury yachts powering through the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean some 30 stories below.

Analysis: Housing begins long, slow rebound

By every measure, except foreclosures, the housing market has stabilized and many areas are recovering, according to a spate of data released in the past two weeks

Feds push mortgage firms to modify more loans

The Obama administration, scrambling to get its main housing initiative on track, extracted a pledge from mortgage companies to improve their efforts to help borrowers from  foreclosing.

Home prices show signs of stabilizing

A widely watched index shows home prices posted their first monthly increase since the summer of 2006, indicating prices are finally stabilizing.

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