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Mortgage alert: Borrowers change how they cheat

The good news: Fewer borrowers are lying on their mortgage applications. The bad news: The remaining cheaters may be pulling a more dangerous scam. Instead of inflating their home prices, they are now inflating their incomes and assets, according to … Continue reading

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Mortgage delinquencies take a sharp turn up

The Home Affordable Modification Program has helped 865,100 homeowners avoid foreclosure, but more than 306,000 could not keep up with even the modified monthly payments, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The program does … Continue reading

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Home builders boost prices amid rising rates

Mortgage rates jumped over a full percentage point from May through June of this year, robbing home buyers of much-needed purchasing power. While they have now settled back a bit, they are far from the record lows of the past … Continue reading

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Mortgage Recovery Still Rocky

The trouble is, the banks are close to finishing their obligations under the settlement, and the largest, Bank of America, will not continue to offer principal reduction afterward. “The programs then going forward will provide for similar relief, but I … 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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