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News archive for February 2012


Mortgage delinquency rates fall

Mortgage delinquency rates fall

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Mortgage delinquency rates dropped on both a quarterly and yearly basis in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


More new credit cards issued in 2011

More new credit cards issued in 2011

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Banks and credit card issuers handed out more new plastic in 2011, while the national credit card delinquency rate fell, TransUnion said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Business Credit Cards, Consumer Credit Cards, Student Credit Cards


Fixed mortgage rates move higher

Fixed mortgage rates move higher

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Fixed mortgage rates showed increases last week and finally jumped off of the record lows set a few weeks earlier, Freddie Mac said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage Rates, Refinance Rates


Mortgage activity decreases week over week

Mortgage activity decreases week over week

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Mortgage activity decline on a weekly basis alongside a slight rise in mortgage rates, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Mortgage rates rise slightly

Mortgage rates rise slightly

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Average mortgage rates for both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages increased this week, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said yesterday. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


More Americans lack health insurance coverage in 2011

More Americans lack health insurance coverage in 2011

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Fewer Americans were covered by health insurance in 2011 than in 2010, Gallup said in a recent report about the state of health insurance coverage in America. Read more

Posted in: Insurance


Home builder confidence rises in February

Home builder confidence rises in February

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Home builder confidence rose for the fifth straight month in February, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said in a recent report. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage


Mortgage rates remain at historical lows

Mortgage rates remain at historical lows

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Average rates for 30-year fixed mortgage remained stable for the third straight week and have now sat below 5.00 percent for 52 straight weeks. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage Rates, Refinance Rates


Home prices fall on both quarterly, yearly basis

Home prices fall on both quarterly, yearly basis

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Home prices in the U.S. declined on both a yearly and quarterly basis, with the largest drop seen year-over-year, Clear Capital said. Read more

Posted in: Home Equity, Mortgage, Refinance


Mortgage rates rise slightly

Mortgage rates rise slightly

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Mortgage rates ticked up across the board for the week ending February 10, 2012, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage Rates, Refinance Rates


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