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States Act to Stem Foreclosure Scams

By Pauline Vu ...


What College Graduates Need to Know about Money

By Kara McGuire ...


4 Tips for Keeping Your Pet through Hard Financial Times

By William Hageman ...


The ‘Keys’ to Stability in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-Fannie Mae recently announced its Keys to Recovery initiatives, which is a part of the organization's efforts to prevent foreclosures, support counseling efforts, and provide market stability in the wake of the housing and mortgage market downturn. ...


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 ...


Houston Shows Continued Pricing Strength in April Despite Lingering Slowdown

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2008-Sales of single-family homes across greater Houston slid in April, but the average price of those homes increased for a third straight month to the highest level ever for the month of April and 2008, according to statistics released by the Houston Association of Realtors® (HAR). The ...


HUD Home Bus Tour to Show Buyers What a HUD Home ‘Really Is’ June 7

RISMEDIA, May 21, 2008-In promotion of homeownership and home education in Georgia, PEMCO, Ltd., will host a Metro Atlanta HUD Home Bus Tour and homebuyer education program Saturday, June 7. ...


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 ...


Chase Invests $338 Billion in Low and Moderate-Income Families, Communities and Small Businesses

RISMEDIA, May 16, 2008-Supporting low- and moderate-income families, communities and small businesses, Chase announced that it has invested more than $338 billion in the first four years of its 10-year, $800 billion commitment. ...


C.A.R. Supports ”Yes” Vote to Protect Homeowners from Unjust Eminent Domain Takings

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2008-Imagine someone from your city or community knocking on the door of your home and telling you to move because they have found someone else who will contribute more in taxes than you do. Sound far-fetched? Not if you're one of the thousands of people throughout California ...


4 Must-Know Mortgage Guideline Changes

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2008-Fannie Mae recently announced four key initiatives that will have a huge positive impact for home owners and buyers. "When Fannie Mae changes their policies and procedures, it has a wide-spread impact on homeowners," said Gibran Nicholas, Chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that certifies mortgage ...


What President Bush Has in Store to Save Homeowners From Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2008-The Bush Administration has put in place responsible solutions to help American families stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Roy A. Bernardi said today. Delivering the keynote address at the Federal Home Loan Banks Annual Directors Conference, ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2008-This week, in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 2, 2008, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released that the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, was 655.4, an increase of 15.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis from 567.0 one ...