Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

For years, it was "the Wild West" of real estate scams.

As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to ...

Mortgage rates tick downward

A week of few economic reports helped nudge down mortgage interest rates this week.

The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage this week was back at its 2014 low of 4.12 percent, down from 4.14 percent last week and 4.40 percent in the ...