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We need to get some form of Down Payment Assistance Back to help the real estate market moving againIn the midst of the mortgage crisis, rising interest rates and tighter lending and the disappearance of 100% financing, the last lending option has been taken away for credit worthy borrowers who l...
11/18/2008
I encourage my clients to get a quarterly financial check-up by reviewing their credit reportAs real estate prices continue to slide in greater Phoenix and the surrounding towns including Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Peoria, Tempe, there has been a flurry of activity of an again emerging class of ...
11/16/2008
Great Info provided by James WexlerUntil now, Phoenix area home sellers where those most severely impacted by the sharp drop in Arizona real estate prices and disappearance of home buyers. A new victim is emerging; .....Buyers of new home construction. There are an increasing number of builders w...
11/07/2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday it is appropriate to debate the future of mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae (NYSE:FNM - News) and Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE - News), but U.S. backing for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debt they issue in their current form must stay firm. "Even if alte...
10/31/2008
I recommendign asking these 5 Questions to all your clientsI am sure that if you have thought about buying a home and asked real estate agents, co-workers, friends and family the question if now is the time to buy, you have heard this response, "there will never be a better time to buy". This may...
10/31/2008
earlier this year, while it was still in business, Wachovia Bank announced that they, (Wachovia) is exiting the General Bank wholesale mortgage origination channel. This was a shocking follow up from the announcement from Bank America closing its wholesale division of lending through mortgage bro...
10/22/2008
The presidential race tightened after the final debate, John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch. The poll, which fou...
10/22/2008
Mr. Prashant Gopal of Business week wrote an article about the financial crisis and what towns will be hit the hardest. 10 Towns That Will Be Hit Hardest 1. Darien, Conn.Share population in finance and real estate: 27.23%Nearest large city: New YorkPopulation: 20,666Median salary: $168,687 2. Bl...
10/09/2008
Banks borrowed in record amounts from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facility over the past week, while investment banks drew loans at a brisk -- though slightly lower -- pace, fresh proof of the credit problems gripping the country. The Fed's report released Thursday said commercial ban...
10/09/2008
The Dow ended the day at its lows, finishing down 678.91, or 7.3 percent, at 8,579.19. T he blue chips hadn't closed below 9,000 since June 30, 2003, and haven't closed at this level since May 21, 2003. The Dow's 2,271-point tumble over the last seven sessions is its steepest seven-day point drop...
10/09/2008
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