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A primer on some of the new mortgage lending rules

If you are considering buying a home next year, there are a few things you might want to consider now that the government has issued new mortgage lending rules.

The rules, introduced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday, essentially protect borrowers from many of the abusive lending practices that were rampant before the housing crisis, such as high upfront fees and interest-only payments.

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