August 10, 2012

Holding the Banks’ Feet to the Fire

A recent article by the Huffington Post’s Peter Goodman showed how one homeowner from the Bronx has continued to struggle to save her home because of the outrageous treatment she’s received at the hands of the bank that services her loan.  Reporting with painstaking detail the obstacles Bank of America has thrown up as Katie […]

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August 2, 2012

Breaking Down the Mortgage Servicing Settlement: How it Helps You

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By now, I’m certain that you’ve heard about the historic $25 billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement.  Along with 49 state attorney generals, the Federal government reached an agreement with the Nation’s five largest loan servicers to hold the banks accountable for their actions and to provide relief to distressed homeowners.  It is our goal to […]

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July 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

HUD provides $12.7M for Native Hawaiian housing program, Mortgageorb. The New York Times runs, “help for struggling homeowners.” U.S. housing trends improve after seven years headlines Property Magazine. The Associated Press reports on a study that says helping homeless would save RI money. City Watch prints homelessness: cheaper to fix than let fester. “USDA Announces […]

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July 19, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Reuters runs, “U.S. housing poised to boost economy.” “Housing is suddenly a bright spot for economy,” Christian Science Monitor. Hispanic Business reports Bill in Congress aims to improve Federal Home Refinance Plan. “FHA opens sale of troubled loans,” Apartment Finance Today. “Mortgage rates drop again, Freddie Mac says; 30-year at 3.53 percent,” headlines Los Angeles […]

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July 18, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Wall Street Journal prints FHA Expands Bulk Home Loan Sale Program. “Housing starts in June highest in four years,” USA Today. CNN Money reports More Signs of a Housing Rebound. Reuters gives advice on “designing your own mortgage.” The Sacramento Bee publishes VA Expands Grants to Tackle Veteran Homelessness. And, Honolulu Civil Beat writes […]

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