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December 2011 Mortage Articles

U.S. economy expected to grow faster in 2012, economists say

December 28th, 2011

Economists surveyed by the Associated Press said they expect the U.S. economy to grow faster in 2012. But Europe's debt crisis remains a real threat that cou...  Read More

Housing starts rose in November 2011

December 20th, 2011

Housing starts gained in November 2011 over the previous month and well over the previous year's November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth was driven by gains in multifamily housing construction....  Read More

House flippers played bigger role in housing crisis than thought

December 13th, 2011

Housing flippers -- speculating investors who used loose mortgage credit -- may have played a significant role in the housing bubble and subsequent bust, says a report by the New York Fed....  Read More

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

December 06th, 2011

If you have extra cash, should you pay off your mortgage early? While owning your home free and clear is appealing, there are some drawbacks. Here's how to decide....  Read More