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Jul 21, 2022

Milwaukee home sales cool in June; decline not yet tied to higher rates

The Milwaukee housing market showed strong signs of a cooldown in June amid a national trend headed in the same direction.

Jun 2, 2022

Average long-term US mortgage rates edge down, still over 5%

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged down slightly this week, though interest rates on the key 30-year home loan remain elevated.

Dec 30, 2021

Mortgage rates tick up but remain low in final days of 2021

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved slightly higher in the final week of 2021.

Jan 16, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates edge up; 30-year loan at 3.65%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose slightly last week after financial markets that had been roiled by the U.S.-Iran conflict became stable.

Aug 14, 2019

Federal agency supports more condo mortgages

The Federal Housing Administration is changing regulations to make it easier for more first-time condo buyers to obtain mortgages.

Mar 19, 2019

Report: Some Wisconsin residents face housing cost burden

A county health report says about 13 percent of Wisconsin residents are paying more than half of their income on rent or a home mortgage.

Jan 12, 2018

Bill would rein in mortgage companies targeting veterans

Backers of a bill aimed at cracking down on mortgage lending companies that target veterans say the measure is gaining support.

Oct 11, 2017

How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

Each year, taxpayers subsidize America's homeowners by roughly $70 billion, and the benefits flow disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Oct 8, 2015

How new mortgage disclosure rules may affect buyers

Closing on a home can be exciting but also stressful for buyers, particularly those who are relying on financing. New rules aim to make sure buyers at least have a better understanding of the financial obligations they are signing up for when they take on a home loan.

Aug 10, 2015

Eau Claire mortgage broker ordered to pay $444K

An Eau Claire mortgage broker convicted of 47 securities-related crimes has been ordered to repay $444,000 to the victims.

May 11, 2015

Why homebuyers face a tough spring

Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there'll be plenty of competition.

Jan 13, 2015

US Supreme Court clarifies rules for rescinding mortgages

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act.


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