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As Mortgages Improve, Old Ills Still Hit Big Banks

“The five mortgage services that signed the National Mortgage Settlement are legally required to take specific, rigorous, and enforceable steps to protect homeowners,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “Wells Fargo and Bank of America have flagrantly violated those obligations, putting hundreds … Continue reading

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Mortgage Fix Failing at ‘Alarming Rate’

A new report from Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program points to disturbing numbers, but offers no reason for the high rates. Treasury’s data shows that the longer a homeowner remains in HAMP, the more likely he … Continue reading

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Housing Still Precarious in Obama’s Second Term

The housing market is on the slow road to recovery. Home prices in the last three months rose in 120 out of 149 metropolitan markets surveyed by the National Association of Realtors. Compare that to just 39 rising metros a … 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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Foreclosure Fight Needs to Find Fast Answers

Page 1 of 4 | Next PageShow Entire Article As federal regulators clamp down on foreclosure procedures at the big banks, and the government sets new lender requirements for risk retention in residential mortgages, the cry from the industry is … Continue reading

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