July 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

  “HUD Secretary Fields Mortgage Refi Questions, Points to Housing Counseling.” Reverse Mortgage Daily. CNBC prints Many More Homeowners Using Obama Refinance Plan: Regulator. CBS News reports, “Will housing rescue the U.S. economy?” “Program Aims to Create Affordable Housing,” headlines McCook Daily Gazette. The Guardian writes Businesses Using Their Expertise to Tackle Homelessness. And, “Center […]

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A simple question or a violation of law?

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There are many questions housing providers will ask you when it comes to renting an apartment, buying a home, or applying for a mortgage.  “Are you Hispanic?” shouldn’t be one of them.  The law is clear – you can’t be treated differently based your national origin.  In short, your family tree doesn’t matter. The unequal […]

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July 13, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Huffington Post reports How Retirees Can Avoid Refinancing Troubles. Detroit Free Press publishes Mortgage Rates Reach Record Lows. “With HARP/government refinance, you don’t have to use your current bank,” The Plain Dealer. The Commercial Appeal writes, “City takes on homelessness in one-day project.” The Daily Record prints Affordable Housing Key to Health, Success. And, […]

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White House Google+ Hangout: Mortgage Refinancing

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Yesterday, Secretary Donovan participated in his first ever Google+ Hangout with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.  Joined by three homeowners, Secretary Donovan answered their mortgage refinance questions as well as participants from Facebook and Twitter. If you missed yesterday’s Google+ Hangout, not to worry.  You can watch the full conversation at YouTube.com/WhiteHouse.

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The Battle Against Housing Discrimination – A Team Effort

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Greg Crespo, Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity According to the National Fair Housing Alliance, there are an estimated four million instances of housing discrimination occurring annually in the U.S.; neither the non-profit sector, nor federal and state governments, can tackle fair housing investigation, enforcement, outreach, and education on […]

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