Headline News Archive

2008

January

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  • FBI continues mortgage fraud probe. The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday said it is investigating 14 companies for possible fraud or insider trading violations in connection with loans made…
  • Housing hits trifecta of bad news. A series of reports out Tuesday sketched a bleak picture of the nation's residential real estate, with nearly 1.3 million homeowners in some state of…
  • Posible fraude por préstamos de riesgo. El FBI dijo el martes que está investigando a 14 empresas por posible fraude contable, abuso de información privilegiada y otras violaciones en conexión con…
  • Precios de viviendas van en picada. Brutal y extensa como un desastre natural, la racha de embargos de viviendas en el país aumentó 79% el año pasado en relación con 2006,…
  • Cámara Baja aprueba plan económico. La Cámara Baja del Congreso aprobó ayer por abrumadora mayoría un plan de estímulo económico de 146,000 millones de dólares, pero su avance en el…
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  • Foreclosures up 75% in 2007. The number of foreclosures soared in 2007, with 405,000 households losing their home, according to a report released Tuesday. Total foreclosure filings soared 97% in…
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  • Los pobres hacemos mucho con poco. A Joel Toscano, la ayuda que pueda llegarle por el estímulo económico, aprobado ayer en el Congreso, no le servirá para mantener su casa en…
  • Estímulo para el mercado inmobiliario. Un componente del tentativo paquete de estímulos económicos del gobierno anunciado ayer jueves da un empuje inmediato a compradores y vendedores de vivienda de alto…
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  • Homeowners deluge mortgage brokers. Homeowners deluged mortgage brokers with calls Wednesday, hoping to take advantage of sharply lower interest rates to refinance into cheaper loans. Countrywide Financial Corp., the…
  • Cities beg for aid from foreclosures. Facing a collapse in the subprime mortgage market that has pockmarked their cities with vacant houses and crippled their budgets, the nation’s mayors pleaded Wednesday…
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  • El Fed reduce las tasas de interés. El Banco de la Reserva Federal (Fed) redujo ayer las tasas de interés en tres cuartos de punto, una acción catalogada de inusual por analistas…
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  • Prepárese bien para declarar impuestos. Organizar todos los documentos, datos y formularios de recaudación de impuestos con anticipación, es una manera práctica para evitar que todo se le acumule a…
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  • Taxes: Don't think of filing early. Get ready for another tricky tax season. Some last-minute tax legislation by Congress has once more turned something predictable and tedious into something that's confusing…
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  • Want to refinance: Don't sit around. Is it a refi renaissance? Or a fast-closing window of opportunity? Nobody can say for certain, but there's no doubt about this: Thanks to the…
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  • Reverse mortgages aren't for everyone. After her husband died, Ernestine Boach felt she needed financial guidance. It was 2003, and Boach had just turned 62. An adviser urged her to…
  • Foreclosures, lenders' preferred fix. At a time when mortgage lenders were touting efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, delinquent borrowers were almost twice as likely to lose their homes…
 

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