FHA COSTING MORE FOR HOME BUYERS…. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would raise fees that they collect from lenders to implement part of the deal reached by lawmakers on the payroll tax break. The FHFA said in a statement that both will raise the fee at…

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Appraisals: The cost and quality of the final product If you have paid for a home appraisal within the last five years, a chunk of that charge likely went to a middleman that you didn’t even know existed. And because a third party was used, it may have driven up your closing costs and also…

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