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
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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.
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.
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 Treasury yields are setting the stage for higher mortgage rates, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
Discussing where mortgage rates are going from here, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
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