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Sometimes the suffering of one can lead to the salvation of many. In a revealing profile, the Westlake Picayune’s Dale Anderson takes an in-depth look at Alex and Cadey Charfen’s humbling fall into bankruptcy and triumphant rise to success. After riding high on the South Florida housing boom, the...
11/28/2011
  Recently, CDPE author and Charfen Institute CEO Alex Charfen hosted an exclusive broadcast with Bob Hora, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Servicing at Bank of America Home Loans. Bob Hora provided insight into Bank of America’s evolving approach to managing their distressed mortgage portfolio...
11/23/2011
In a recent blog post, CNBC’s Diana Olick slams the Republican presidential candidates’ plans for solving the nation’s housing crisis. Political beliefs aside, Olick makes some astute observations regarding the bank’s preferences for short sales over foreclosures and the important role that Fanni...
11/16/2011
When the book is written on how our country emerged from the foreclosure crisis, chances are that Bank of America’s broadcast from the Charfen Institute studio last week will be cited among the turning points. If any of you missed my interview with Bob Hora, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Serv...
11/02/2011
  When the Obama Administration announced a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) early this week, our phones started ringing with inquiries from the media for our input concerning the impact. And we had even more questions about HARP during our CDPEAdvanced Broadcast ...
10/26/2011
Recently, I was asked by Logan Mohtashami, a columnist for Benzinga, which is an online news and financial analysis service, to respond to the question: “What do you think the main problems in the housing market are and what ideas do you have to help the housing market out of its current malaise...
10/13/2011
 October 10th, 2011 in CDPE by Alex Charfen One week into the Q4 Launch, we’re blown away with the impact that the daily activities are having on participants’ businesses. As the rest of the industry scales back in preparation for a fourth-quarter slowdown, now is the time to sharpen your focus a...
10/13/2011
  September 30th, 2011 in CDPE by Alex Charfen For homeowners facing foreclosure, the holiday season doesn’t represent a slowdown; it’s a time of heightened anxiety and uncertainty, and that’s why now is a critical time to reach out to the market every day with a consistent message of hope and a ...
10/13/2011
  September 12th, 2011 in CDPE by Alex Charfen Last week, I was contacted by CNBC and asked to comment on a segment concerning the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s reported plan to sue major banks on behalf of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, claiming that banks had misrepresented the quality of the b...
10/13/2011
  September 1st, 2011 in CDPE by Alex Charfen  Not a day goes by that we don’t hear from a CDPE member, surprised and delighted by the fact that a short sale listing has seemingly fallen into their lap. Every time this happens, I’m reminded of the old adage: “Luck is what happens when preparation...
10/13/2011
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