The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The Nation's Housing: A useful rule on appraisals

WASHINGTON -- A new federal rule could give millions of homebuyers insights they've never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to ...

The Nation's Housing: A word about closings

WASHINGTON -- The federal government has a real estate question for consumers who've bought or refinanced homes that's certain to generate more than an earful: Were there any problems when you went to close the deal?

Any last-minute glitches or ...