The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday announced its intent to allow the expiration of a major provision of the Ability to Repay mortgage lending rules established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The change could have serious implications for mortgage and housing markets. The Ability to RepayRead More →

Mortgage rates have been falling steadily since the last week of April, and that may be reigniting home price appreciation. The lower the rate, the more purchasing power buyers have. Home price gains had been shrinking since last summer, when rates rose sharply, but are now making a U-turn withRead More →