The banking giant isn’t giving up the mortgage-lending top spot without a fight
The fight could end up in the Supreme Court
(WSJ) -- Jeff Pintar had buyer's remorse as he purchased 12 foreclosed homes in five Southern California counties on a single day. His regret: that he didn't buy more homes a year earlier.
Raise your hand or nod your head or I guess tap the space bar a few times if you get inundated with email on a daily basis with “investing advice” that is confusing and often the complete opposite of an email you received the day before. I was working on a project this past week and had to cull through old emails to complete it and realized that I get sometimes more than 400 emails a day! What made that realization worse...many were “advice” emails from someone who definitely thought they were smarter than me, but usually full of advice I would never follow. That feeling of being overwhelmed is how I feel sometimes when I hear advice on real estate diversification.
Worried about predictions of rising mortgage rates, additional increases in home prices and new costs for FHA borrowers, first-time homebuyers are kicking off the spring buying market in years, despite skimpy inventories and late winter weather across much of the nation.
Has the mortgage tax deduction outlived its usefulness?
(CNBC) -- Household buying power exploded by $2.3 trillion in 2012, the biggest increase since 2005, led by a surge in homeowners' equity, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.
(Bloomberg) -- Nine state attorneys general have just asked President Obama to fire Edward DeMarco, acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They say: "FHFA's refusal to adjust its policies to allow for principal forgiveness and forbearance stands as a major impediment to addressing the foreclosure crisis."