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  • High Rates of Default Among HAMP Borrowers by

    Among the various White House initiatives aimed at reducing the devastating numbers of foreclosures that have plagued the United States over the last few years, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has been a controversial target of both praise and criticism. According to a recent report by the Office of the Special General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the delinquency and default rates among many of the earliest HAMP recipients are reaching levels of deep concern.

  • U.S. Mortgage Delinquency Levels Drop Significantly by

    Mortgage delinquencies, defaults and foreclosures have been an absolute drag on the United States economy since the bursting of the housing bubble years ago. As the housing market recovers, however, the number of borrowers unable to make payments or hold on to their homes is thankfully diminishing.

  • The Many Ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare Obligations by Ryan Smith

    While it is true that a timeshare contract is a binding legal document, it is often mistakenly thought that such a contract cannot only be cancelled. In fact, most timeshare companies maintain that their contracts are non – cancellable. This misconception is perpetuated by timeshare companies and user groups that are funded, maintained and controlled by the timeshare industry.

  • In Search of the Silver Bullet by

    As a licensed contractor and real estate broker, I’m constantly inundated with emails of products which will cause me to make tons of money if I buy into their hype. I often attend conventions where many other products and coaching companies pitch their wares which will be the “Silver Bullet” to my success as I make strides against my competition. I walk through and bookstores and grab the latest self-help manuscript that proclaims great wealth for me, if I follow their plan. I, like many others have purchased programs, coaching CD’s, books, attended seminars; looking for that Silver Bullet that will give me a step ahead of my competition, and just like my competition, I discovered that the Silver Bullet was nothing more than chrome plated hype. But all was not for a loss, I did gain some knowledge and a few tips, which some have helped me gain additional income.

  • The Niche Report to Relaunch as Mortgage Professional America; Circulation To Double Nationwide by

    MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Friday March 22, 2013 The Niche Report to relaunch as Mortgage Professional America; circulation to double nationwide. Mortgage and finance publication and website The Niche Report will be relaunching under the new brand Mortgage Professional America (MPA). The product relaunch will see some changes implemented that are designed to boost audience numbers and add more value for our commercial partners.

  • Best Practices for Home Buyers by

    Now that the country seems to be slowly coming out of the recent economic turmoil, many people are thinking about buying a home. For people getting into the housing market for the first time or returning to the market after past economic upheavals, figuring everything out can seem daunting. To that end, we've gathered up some of the most important things to consider before you buy a home, during the buying process, and to keep in mind once you’ve become a homeowner.

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