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5 things to understand about your home loan

The recent mortgage meltdown should have driven home the lesson that understanding one's home loan is critically important. However, most people fail to think about mortgages.Full story

Reuters: UPDATE 1-Mortgage writedown proposal advances in U.S. probe

* Bank fines still being negotiated (Adds comments from Iowa AG's office) Full story

Mideast Crisis Impacts Home Sales

  The unrest in the Middle East isn't just forcing oil prices higher, it's also fueling volatility in mortgage rates and impacting home sales, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

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7 mortgage trends to expect in 2011

China raises mortgage rates in line with interest rates

Home loan demand near a one-year low

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At least 3 more years of housing troubles seen

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Mortgage applications rise 2.7% on low rates

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  Mortgage Delinquencies Dropped in Q4

Mortgage delinquencies were down a full percentage point in Q4 compared to a year ago. CNBC's Diana Olick has more on this and other real estate headlines.

  A Haunted Housing Market?

Fannie Mae's bullish outlook for the housing market may have buoyed hope for 2011, but rising mortgage rates could impact the recovery, with Joe Murin, former Ginne Mae president and president & CEO of Oakleaf Waste Mgmt.

  Mortgage Rates Creeping Up

New data shows mortgage rates are creeping up across the board at the biggest leading lenders, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Jonathan Litt, of Land & Buildings, discusses this trend and where in real estate you should put your money.

  Rising Rate Effect

Rising Treasury yields are setting the stage for higher mortgage rates, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  Mortgage Rate Outlook

Discussing where mortgage rates are going from here, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

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Joe Bell
Joe Bell

In this photo taken July 1, 2010, realtor Joe Bell poses outside one of his properties in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mortgage rates have sunk to levels not seen in more than a half-century, a seductive 4.58 percent for an average 30-year fixed loan. Yet brokers and lenders report not a flood but a trickle