Fannie, Freddie ordered to slash fees for many first-time homebuyers
Regulators order mortgage giants to eliminate upfront fees on many purchase loans in order to help first-time homebuyers of limited means, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Monday
by Matt Carter Oct 25
7 facts about FHA loans you should know

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

by Steve Cook Feb 16
FICO boasts new credit scoring model will reduce mortgage defaults
The new model will have greater predictive powers while reducing risk for lenders
by Patrick Kearns Jan 24
Average FICO scores hit all-time high
The credit reporting firm said this week that the average score has now hit 706, marking a dramatic turnaround from a decade ago when average scores bottomed out
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 11
Why younger generations need to understand credit scores now
Only 1 in 10 young consumers bother checking their credit scores, according to recent research
by Lew Sichelman Jul 16
Why the FICO score desperately needs a makeover
Mortgage lenders using old FICO score versions is a problem
by Nabil Captan Jun 3
Why so few low-FICO home loan applicants?
If credit is tight today, why has the rate of decline of applications fallen?
by Lou Barnes May 26
Credit scores are a joke
Plus 6 tips to help your clients' credit scores
by Bernice Ross Jan 18
Expanding mortgage loans to consumers without a credit score
Expanding homeownership is a goal of both HUD and NAR
by Jillayne Schlicke Dec 23
When cash-poor buys from house-rich
When baby boomers expect a bigger profit from their life's investment, it might mean millennials can't buy
by Gerry Gabon Dec 7
A peek at 2016 -- straight from the NAR convention
10 real estate trends and marketing ideas to keep an eye on in 2016
Stay ahead of the curve with these real estate trends and real estate marketing insights
by Andy Nauman Oct 21
Are lending standards really easing?
What's going on?
by Steve Cook Sep 21
Daily market update: Aug. 20, 2015
Our daily recap of market news, updated regularly with new tidbits
by Inman Aug 20
5 easy steps to getting a mortgage broker license
Process can be confusing, but these steps will help you find your way
by Todd Bryant Aug 14