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Rebekah Coleman Phone: 909-784-2465

Rebekah Coleman has been a writer for several years. She was the features editor for The Duquesne Duke, a student-written publication for Pittsburgh-based Duquesne University. There she covered topics ranging from political change to weekend entertainment. While writing weekly for the publication, she also received a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism and Public Relations.

After graduation, she was hired to maintain the marketing department at a custom manufacturing facility.

She now hopes to show that learning about lending can be resourceful and engaging for every age group.

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The upcoming holiday season brought minimal changes for mortgage interest rates despite statistical signs of a housing recovery. Mortgage interest rate reports provided by loans.org show very little movement for the week ending Dec. 12, 2013. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased three basis points from 4.3 percent to 4.27 percent this week. The 15-year FRM shifted downwards from an average of 3.26 percent to 3.24 percent. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage also decreased minimally, dropping...
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The Great Recession hit America like a natural disaster, creating a downward shift in nearly every facet of the economy. Homes were lost, unemployment skyrocketed, and businesses faced bankruptcy and closures. From 2008 to 2010, more than 200,000 small businesses disappeared. But the downturn did not stagnate. Similar to the process after a devastating hurricane or tornado, consumers slowly began to rebuild. Across the country, many businesses, both small and large, hung on during the...
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In the past century, the housing economy has shifted dramatically. Mortgage lending used to be an unsecured investment so it was unavailable to a majority of borrowers. With the advent of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in 1936, as well as FNMA (which later became Fannie Mae) and the HOLC and in similar years, the housing market expanded. But the change did not occur overnight. Similar to the many steps required to build a home, creating a stable mortgage lending industry took time....
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Fixed mortgage loan interest rates changed considerably this week while adjustable rates barely changed, according to rate reports provided by loans.org. For the week ending Dec. 5, 2013, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.32, a 14 basis point increase from 4.18 percent set last week. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.29 percent, another large increase from 3.17 reported previously. Adjustable rates changed less this week in comparison to fixed mortgage loan interest rates. The 5/1 adjustable...
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When a reverse mortgage borrower dies, the outcome depends upon the existence of any remaining family members and whether they want to keep the home. When the original homeowner passes, the process afterwards is similar to the process required with a regular mortgage loan, according to Heather Chubb, a life transitions lawyer at The Chubb Law Firm. “You end up with the same estate administration issues as you would with any other piece of property,” she said. Unlike a regular mortgage where a...
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Home loan interest rates continue their moderate changes seen last week according to rate reports supplied by loans.org. Although this week’s interest rates changed more than last week, when two out of three rates remained the same, it was minimal. For the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day and ending on Nov. 27, 2013, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.16 percent. This rate was a small four-basis-point increase from one week prior. The 15-year FRM made a similar gain, shifting from 3...

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