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For Buyers, Mortgages Harder to Get as Banks Require More

By Michelle Koetters ...


How the Fed’s Lower Rate Affects Consumers

By Vicki Lee Parker ...


Almost 2.5 Million Monthly Foreclosures Prevented by Mortgage Industry

RISMEDIA, Oct. 29, 2008-HOPE NOW, the private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, counselors, and investors that has been working aggressively to prevent foreclosures and keep homeowners in their homes, announced that, due to the continuing efforts of HOPE NOW and the broader mortgage industry, nearly 2.5 million homeowners have avoided ...


Tips for Finding a Financial Adviser

By John Austin ...


How Women are Drastically Affected by the Current Economy

RISMEDIA, Oct. 10, 2008-Anxiety, insomnia, fear-women are being drastically affected by the economic downturn both in their spending habits and their psychological well being, according to a survey by BettyConfidential.com. In the survey of more than 100 women, 75% of respondents indicated that on a scale of 1 to 10 ...


Chase Opens Mortgage Office in Boston’s South End

RISMEDIA, Oct. 6, 2008-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, announced the opening of its second mortgage office in Boston's South End, this one at 1313 Washington Street. ...


Mortgages 101 – Tips to Help Clients Avoid Pitfalls

By Vicki Lee Parker ...


Would-be Buyers Find Loans Are Out of Reach

By Monica Hatcher ...


Donna Miller Joins Chase as National Director for its Emerging Markets and Affordable Lending Group

RISMEDIA, August 28, 2008-Chase, one of the nation's leading home lenders, announced that Donna Miller joined the company to lead its Home Lending business' Emerging Markets and Affordable Lending (EMA) group. ...


HUD Tracks Housing Cost Trends

By Angela Carter ...


Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Acquires Mercury Companies Colorado Operations

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2008-Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a provider of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services and information services, announced the acquisition of all of the state of Colorado title insurance operations of the Mercury Companies, Inc.The acquired operations, which include Security Title, First American Heritage Title, Title America ...


Comparing Loan Programs

By Jason Kotar ...


Finance Q&A – CDs as Collateral for a Loan

By Dan Thanh Dang ...


Mediatise Real Estate Media Services Company Created

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2008-It was announced today that Kenneth Jenny, Ginny Cain McMurtrie and Michael Bonfils have joined together to create a unique media consulting services company called Mediatise. Mediatise is focused on the residential real estate brokerage industry and the specific challenges faced by all brokerage companies in today's ...


RealtyTrac Report and MBA National Delinquency Survey Closely Mirrored

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2008-The first quarter MBA National Delinquency Survey released last week largely supports the findings of the RealtyTrac Q1 2008 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released at the end of April, which found overall foreclosure activity increased 23% from the fourth quarter of 2007 and 112% from the first ...


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