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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 ...


Condominium Financing in Today’s Market

By Jason Kotar ...


Recessions Don’t Matter: 8 Keys to Thriving in Real Estate Investments

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2008-When the news reports that our economy is falling into a recession, many investors are afraid there's too much risk investing in real estate, especially. Millionaire real estate investor David Lindahl, aka the "Apartment King," offers eight key steps that help worried investors not only survive uncertain ...


Condo Crunch in S. Florida Good News for Bargain Hunters

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008- (MCT)-The glut of condominiums for sale in South Florida is attracting a legion of bargain hunters. ...


Credit Cards – How Many Are Too Many?

By Eve Mitchell ...


Buyers with Spotty Credit Could Benefit from FHA Loan

By Mathew Padilla ...


A Key to Help Congress Solve the Housing and Foreclosure Crisis

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2008-The CMPS Institute has just sent Congress a detailed proposal calling for government-backed loans to homeowners of up to 20% of the homeowner's current mortgage balance."Negative homeowner equity is the one root problem that Congress can help solve," said Gibran Nicholas, Chairman of the CMPS Institute, an ...


5 Tips on Wise Use of Tax Refunds and Rebates

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2008-In most years, more than 75% of American taxpayers receive a federal tax refund, the average of which is $2,500. These refunds, added together with rebates due from the federal income stimulus package, mean that this spring some taxpayers might enjoy ...


Mortgage Meltdown: Privatizing Profits, Socializing Losses

Commentary by Ralph R. Roberts ...


Fannie Mae Pilot Program Uses Law Firms to Avert Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2008-(MCT)--A Center City law firm that handles mortgage foreclosures for Fannie Mae gets hundreds of calls a day from homeowners facing the loss of their houses. ...


More Homeowners Are Just Walking Away

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2008-(MCT)-Owing more on properties than they're worth, some local homeowners are voluntarily walking away from their house notes. ...


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