Holding the line on interest rates can be good for originators overall, but might have some negative impact in markets with tight inventory
The Fed will likely hold the line on short-term interest rates at its meeting next week
Mortgage applications were down last week as rates rose.
Mortgage credit availability was up slightly last month, according to new data.
The number of borrowers with negative equity is down almost 30% from last year, according to a new report
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The head of the nation's largest mortgage lender says that while mortgage demand is rising, there are too many stumbling blocks for a true housing boom this year.
Despite record profits, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would still need billions of dollars from the Treasury in the event of another housing meltdown