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Tax-Exempt Bonds May Be Used to Help Homeowners Refinance

With foreclosures on the rise in nearly every area of the country, the White House is under pressure from consumer advocates to do something to address the crisis. One of the latest solutions involves letting states issue tax-exempt bonds to help troubled homeowners refinance.

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4Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Reverse Mortgages as a Foreclosure Prevention Device

Peter Miller wrote a great blog post about using reverse mortgages as a foreclosure prevention device. Many seniors may get much needed assistance in avoiding foreclosure with a reverse mortgage. To make a reverse mortgage work as a foreclosure prevention device you generally need to be age 62 and above (there are some exceptions) and [...]

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4Dec2007 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Predatory Servicing and “Questionable” Fees – Countrywide Named in Foreclosure Probe

By Moe How would you like to be charged $20,000 when in fact you owe $2,000? Doesn’t sound like too great of a billing and accounting system. In fact it sounds down right fraudulent and predatory. Welcome to the new unfortunate fleecing of the homeowner that is infiltrating our court systems and robbing unsuspecting borrowers [...]

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29Nov2007 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Foreclosure Scams Becoming a Big Problem Nation Wide

Where there is money to be made, you will find the predators, salivating at a new opportunity to take people’s money and run. Welcome to the homeowner loss mitigation business where the sharks are having a feeding frenzy on already wounded homeowners. The Better Business Bureau has recently reported that they have received complaints from [...]

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19Nov2007 | | 1 comment | Continued

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