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Government might bail out Fannie, Freddie   Report: Move could make shares of mortgage companies worthless     The U.S. government is considering taking over mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their funding problems worsen, in a plan that could leave shareholders nothing, th...
07/11/2008
Selling a home today is very different than it was just a few years ago. In many areas it was as easy as putting a sign in the yard and then sitting back and waiting for multiple offers to choose from. But as the market has cooled down substantially you must make your property more exciting.  Whe...
07/09/2008
Selling a home today is very different than it was just a few years ago. In many areas it was as easy as putting a sign in the yard and then sitting back and waiting for multiple offers to choose from. But as the market has cooled down substantially you must make your property more exciting.  Whe...
07/09/2008
WASHINGTON - To prevent a repeat of the current mortgage mess, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the central bank will issue new rules next week aimed at protecting future homebuyers from dubious lending practices. The new rules will crack down on a range of shady lendi...
07/08/2008
WASHINGTON - To prevent a repeat of the current mortgage mess, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the central bank will issue new rules next week aimed at protecting future homebuyers from dubious lending practices. The new rules will crack down on a range of shady lendi...
07/08/2008
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Here is something that we all should be aware of!! Just an update on the FHA market. FHA has come to be the solution for the sub-prime buyer. This has started a domino effect. Lenders started increasing the interest rates as much as 2.5% on customers that have a lower credit score even if they ar...
07/07/2008
My husband is a pyro from the word go....he likes to get the big 500 gram 90 shot artillery shells that go off all at once.  I really think he is a teenager in a grown ups body sometimes.  We all gather in the cul-de-sac with our neighbors and have banana splits and watch the fire works.  The kid...
07/03/2008
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According to www.Kiplinger.com Houston is the #1 city in nation to work, live and play.  They also said Houston should see a modest increase in sales in the 2nd half of 2008 " as more buyers are able to access affordable mortgages, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of R...
07/02/2008
Man I don't know about you but this is just not right.  What would you do if you where her?  I would call a lawyer before i did anything. A lady blames college pranksters for the mistaken demolition of her house - and everything in it. She is trying get fair compensation for the house but says it...
07/02/2008
Man I don't know about you but this is just not right.  What would you do if you where her?  I would call a lawyer before i did anything. A lady blames college pranksters for the mistaken demolition of her house - and everything in it. She is trying get fair compensation for the house but says it...
07/02/2008
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