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Home sales suffer on higher rates: Realtors

The figures come on the heels of very weak sales of newly built homes in July, down 13 percent from June, according to the U.S. Census. Analysts blamed higher interest rates and some expected existing home sales to fall even … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery Depends on Slashing Mortgage Debt

(Read More: Mortgage Deduction Is Popular, but Few Claim It) “The prospect of being taxed on potentially tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income may motivate more distressed homeowners to forgo a short sale and allow the … Continue reading

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Bank of America Slashes $4.75 Billion Off Mortgages

As part of the sweeping national mortgage servicing settlement that went into effect in March, officials at Bank of America said they are halfway to fulfilling their mandate of providing $7.6 billion worth of consumer relief.  The bank [BAC  Loading…  … Continue reading

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Obama Gets Big ‘No’ On Slashing Mortgage Debt

Despite strong pressure from the Obama administration, a federal regulator will not allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce mortgage principal. The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Ed DeMarco has previously opposed the program, which uses taxpayer money to pay … Continue reading

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