Government inquiry led to action in shutting down 500 suspected mortgage-modification fraud advertising online.
A flurry of refinancing follows, but vast numbers of 'underwater' loans continue to weigh down the housing market.
Any underwater borrower, no matter how much negative equity they have, will be able to apply for a HARP refinance.
However, the number of applications for refinancing declined. What will the future bring?
The conditions are now right for homebuyers looking long term.
The drop from 2000 to 2010 was the largest since the Great Depression. The gap between whites and blacks widened, wiping out 40 years of progress in housing equality.
Thirty-year rates drop to a record low of 3.94%. But will consumers be able to take advantage?
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