Headline News Archive

2007

December

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  • How a bank fell victim to loan fraud. Kathy Moore's loan application sailed through the mortgage desk at Lehman Bros. Bank, and little wonder. With sterling credit, deep pockets and two appraisals pegging
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  • Reverse mortgages hit by deceit. With the housing market in decline, unscrupulous sales agents are popping up in the booming reverse-mortgage industry, where reports of deceptive and high-pressure sales tactics
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  • More hoops for borrowers. If you hope to get a mortgage this coming year, look beyond your credit score, because that's what lenders will be doing. The mortgage mess
  • Reason for hope next year. Queen Elizabeth II once famously referred to her "annus horribilis," a horrible year during which almost everything went badly, from royal-family scandals to a fire
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  • Mortgage probes face big hurdles. he nation's largest banks are losing billions of dollars from the mortgage debacle. But will pain from bad housing bets be compounded by government investigations?
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  • Mortgage mess has government scrambling. After a slow and stumbling start, Washington is scrambling to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year.
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  • Allegations WaMu sought inflated appraisals. Federal regulators are looking into allegations that mortgage lender Washington Mutual Inc. pressured First American Corp. of Santa Ana to inflate appraisals of homes nationwide.
  • The Pain of foreclosure. Joyce Griffin pulled out the sparkly white artificial Christmas tree she stores in the basement of her Anne Arundel County duplex, draped it with blue
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  • Foreclosures rise 68% from last year. U.S. homeowners increasingly failed to keep up with their home loan payments in November, with the number of foreclosure filings surging 68% compared with the
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  • Fed guidance: Damned if they do.... No one ever said it would be easy, Mr. Chairman. On Tuesday, the Fed unveiled a proposal designed to prevent lenders from making mortgage loans
  • Federal Reserve unveils mortgage rules. The Federal Reserve proposed new regulations yesterday to clean up a broad array of deceptive mortgage lending practices, a move that represents the central bank's
  • Plan para regular préstamos hipotecarios. El Banco de Reserva Federal (Fed) presentó un plan el martes para proteger a los propietarios de viviendas de préstamos inescrupulosos. Las normas propuestas,
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  • Fed shrugged as subprime crisis spread. Until the boom in subprime mortgages turned into a national nightmare this summer, the few people who tried to warn federal banking officials might as
  • Fed plan to clean up shady home lending. Federal Reserve plan being announced Tuesday would give people taking out home mortgages new protection against shady lending practices. The rules to be proposed are
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  • What to expect from Fed rate cut. Holiday bills have you worried? Bracing for your mortgage payment to reset higher? Have a certificate of deposit coming due? In all three situations, the
  • Heating oil vs. gas: which pays?. When my wife and I bought our 1924 Baltimore rowhouse, we figured the original oil-fired boiler in the basement was just part of the charm of
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  • FHA loan expansion heading to a vote. Hundreds of thousands of minority and moderate-income home buyers would become eligible to get low-rate, low-down-payment mortgages insured by the federal government under an agreement
  • 2 states probe Countrywide home loans. The nation's No. 1 mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial Corp., is under investigation by California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown and the attorney general's office in Illinois, the
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  • Preparing for tax time. Here are two words that can get a person so riled up you would think you'd insulted his mama: tax time. Yes folks, no use
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  • Holiday sales affected by subprime crisis (Chinese). 【美聯社十日電】目前,在全國範圍內因為房價的下跌,數以千計的私房屋主無法用房子做抵押,向銀行貸款支付他們從前的花銷。另外一些則由於抵押貸款利率的調整,導致無法負擔他們房屋每個月高昂的月供,而被銀行收走房屋。
 

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