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700 Billion Dollar Mortgage Bail-Out - Marc Chadwick
Like an awful train wreck, thousands of mortgage lenders and brokers went bankrupt or left the industry broke. Bear Stearns, Indy Mac, Lehman Brothers, WAMU and mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seized or rescued from the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government.
FHA Home Loan News
The FHASecure provided an opportunity for homeowners to refinance into a fixed rate mortgage. Recent measures for the FHA loan products have shifted the government loan product towards foreclosure prevention.
Home Refinancing Versus Loan Modification – Scott Anderson
Many homeowners continue to wait in line to get their rate reduced and mortgage modified while banking institutions work quickly to help prevent foreclsoures with payment vacations and renegotiated home loan terms.
FHA Loan Options For Refinance Or Purchase - Jeff Moran
There are many FHA home loans that offer benefits for both refinancing and buying a home. Years ago, FHA mortgage loans were only considered for first time homebuyers. While FHA mortgages benefit first time home-buyers, they are also good loans for home refinancing.
Why the 1st Bail-Out Plan Failed – Doris Mayweather
On the House floor today, voting members raised a host of concerns about the bailout package - from the burden it would leave on future taxpayers to fears that it “could permanently and fundamentally change the role of government in the American free enterprise system,” in the words of Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), a leader of dissenting Republicans The bailout plan had many problems. It sought too much power without enough oversight, and Americans still have that $700 billion price tag stuck in their heads. There wasn’t enough emphasis that it could cost less than that amount.
Is Increased FDIC Insurance Good for America – Josh Emmons
Raising the FDIC insurance to $250,000 is the right thing to do and Congress needs to step up their efforts to get something done that is good for business and good for the tax-payers. Whether or not the politicians look good in the process should not be our concern. Then again…it is an election year.
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