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  • Moody's Zandi Is Top Pick for Fannie Watchdog by

    (CNBC) -- Mark Zandi, a well-known economist, is a front-runner to lead the U.S. housing regulator and oust Edward DeMarco, who critics say hasn't done enough to aid homeowners, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Is the party over for mortgage lenders? by

    (Washington Post) -- JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest banks, reported Friday a decline in applications for home loans, a sign that the strength of the housing recovery may be waning.

  • Realtor® Marketing Secrets by Doren Aldana Secret #9: Help Your Realtors Market Their Listings by

    In last month's article, I gave you a step-by-step game plan for taking Realtors who don't know you from a hole in the wall, and turning them into highly committed, loyal, high-level referral partners. Once you have a new Realtor partner, your job isn't done -- it's just begun! In fact, if you really want to maximize the amount of buyer leads you generate from each one of your Realtor partners, you'll need a marketing system designed to generate more buyer leads for your Realtors. Why? Because each buyer lead you generate is also a new potential mortgage client for you! This is all about win-win marketing. With that in mind, here are the TOP SEVEN, most effective marketing tools I know of for generating more buyer leads for your Realtors' listings...

  • Landing a Reverse Mortgage Just Got Tougher by

    Seniors looking for a big cash payout from a reverse mortgage will have to look elsewhere for needed funds.

  • Fannie Mae CEO: Taxpayers Will Get Their Money Back and Then Some by

    (US News) -- With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both reporting record profits for 2012, taxpayers might be wondering if there's any reward for bailing out the agencies blamed for the housing bust – that is, besides saving the global financial system from imminent ruin.

  • Too Soon to Say FHA Will Need a Bailout by

    (NAR) -- Major news outlets have been talking about the Obama Administration possibly requesting $943 million from the U.S. Treasury this year to shore up the finances of the Federal Housing Administration. But whether the 80-year-old agency will actually need the cash infusion is far from clear.

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