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NYCHA pays $8 million so lawyers can bully poor residents in Housing Court

NYCHA pays $8 million so lawyers can bully poor residents in Housing Court | Community Development | Scoop.it
The New York City Housing Authority spends $8 million a year on lawyers — far more than it does on bricklayers or exterminators — to wage legal warfare against its 600,000 residents.
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JPMorgan close to $13 billion mortgage settlement - NBCNews.com

JPMorgan close to $13 billion mortgage settlement - NBCNews.com | Community Development | Scoop.it
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JPMorgan close to $13 billion mortgage settlement
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JPMorgan Chase, eager to put a raft of mortgage-securities litigation behind it, is close to reaching a $13 billion settlement with the U.S.
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Housing That's Not a Luxury - New York Times

Housing That's Not a Luxury - New York Times | Community Development | Scoop.it
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Housing That's Not a Luxury
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More than 8 in 10 New Yorkers want affordable housing to be a priority, a New York Times poll found.
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David Alejandro's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:56 AM

This constant battle for affordable housing in New York... We must hold politicians' feet to the fire.

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5 Mortgage Scams | Bankrate.com

5 Mortgage Scams | Bankrate.com | Community Development | Scoop.it
As the housing market drags on, mortgage scams are becoming rampant. Here are the top five to look out for. (Do not pay upfront fees for a loan modification.
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Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) | Community Development | Scoop.it
The Making Home Affordable ® Program (MHA) ® is an important part of the Obama Administration's comprehensive plan to stabilize the U.S. housing market by helping homeowners get mortgage relief and avoid foreclosure.

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Politician Search's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:19 AM

This may be of interest to anybody who is struggling in this prolonged recession.

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As mortgage refi boom dries up, lenders loosening requirements for homebuyers

As mortgage refi boom dries up, lenders loosening requirements for homebuyers | Community Development | Scoop.it

Online mortgage originator LendingTree’s monthly Credit Accessibility Report shows the average accessibility score for U.S. borrowers rose from 103 to 106 between July and August, indicating that borrowers had easier access to mortgage credit. 


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CFPB Pledges To Enforce Consumer Protection Laws Over Mandatory Payroll ... - Mintpress News

CFPB Pledges To Enforce Consumer Protection Laws Over Mandatory Payroll ... - Mintpress News | Community Development | Scoop.it
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How To Get A Bad Credit Score 2nd Mortgage?

How To Get A Bad Credit Score 2nd Mortgage? | Community Development | Scoop.it

We all know financial institutions are not loaning cash as quickly as they use to when a mortgage is applied for. In reality, they’re cautiously analyzing folks’s credit score scores to figure out who may or may possibly not meet the requirements for a mortgage. So be informed it’s probable to get a mortgage with bad credit score, but it’s not simple. Right here are most possible ways of finding a bad credit 2nd mortgage.

 
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Delinquencies Drop on GSEs' Foreclosure Prevention Actions

Delinquencies Drop on GSEs' Foreclosure Prevention Actions | Community Development | Scoop.it
Nearly 3 million homes have been saved from foreclosure since the beginning of the GSEs’ conservatorship in 2008.

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Completed foreclosures fall 34% - Housing Wire

Completed foreclosures fall 34% - Housing Wire | Community Development | Scoop.it
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Completed foreclosures fall 34%
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Completed foreclosures dropped 34% year-over-year in August 2013, according to data from CoreLogic (CLGX).
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Access to Credit Is Key in GSE Reform - American Banker (subscription)

Access to Credit Is Key in GSE Reform - American Banker (subscription) | Community Development | Scoop.it
Access to Credit Is Key in GSE Reform
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As Congress takes up GSE reform, the issue of access to credit is a critical one. And it's time for a reality check on the topic.
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8 Ways to Battle Rising Mortgage Rates

8 Ways to Battle Rising Mortgage Rates | Community Development | Scoop.it
Here are eight ways homebuyers can adjust their financing to combat rising mortgage rates. (There are alternatives to higher payments when interest rates go up.
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Goal Setting – Good Marketing Done Imperfectly Still Counts

Goal Setting – Good Marketing Done Imperfectly Still Counts | Community Development | Scoop.it
So it is the time of the year that I do some serious goal setting. During December I generally try to post a blog post each and every day of the month (generally missing the first day…it has become a tradition around my house!
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Fannie Mae Suing Nine Banks Over Libor Manipulation

Fannie Mae Suing Nine Banks Over Libor Manipulation | Community Development | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae adds its voice to the chorus seeking repayment for damages from interest-rate manipulation (@TannerSwaringen || RT“@Forbes: Mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae is suing 9 banks over alleged Libor manipulation
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The 10 Most Affordable US Housing Markets - Motley Fool

The 10 Most Affordable US Housing Markets Motley Fool Every quarter, the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo release the quarterly Housing Opportunity Index, which measures the amount of homes sold that were affordable based on...
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Then There's This: Housing Bond Election – Second Attempt: Trying to get to ... - Austin Chronicle

Then There's This: Housing Bond Election – Second Attempt: Trying to get to ... - Austin Chronicle | Community Development | Scoop.it
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Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say

Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say | Community Development | Scoop.it
When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership. (Mortgage debt relief: amount of short sales vs.
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CoreLogic Reports U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Down 33 Percent Nationally From a Year Ago

CoreLogic Reports U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Down 33 Percent Nationally From a Year Ago | Community Development | Scoop.it
CoreLogic released its August National Foreclosure Report with a supplement featuring quarterly shadow inventory data as of July 2013. There were 48,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S.

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Housing Finance Goes Bipartisan

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A bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Corker-Warner bill (S.1217) on Tuesday. This legislation is comprehensive, bipartisan and detailed beyond what we’ve seen so far. It would remake the role of the federal government in mortgage finance.


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The Shutdown Snarls the Market for Mortgage

The Shutdown Snarls the Market for Mortgage | Community Development | Scoop.it
The federal government plays a key role in the home-buying process

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States Only Spent Half Of Foreclosure Settlement Money Helping Homeowners

States Only Spent Half Of Foreclosure Settlement Money Helping Homeowners | Community Development | Scoop.it
Over a billion dollars meant to help victims of foreclosure abuses has gone to budget balancing and other projects.
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Mortgage Rates Head Down Thanks to Shutdown : Bryan Ellis Investing Letter

Mortgage Rates Head Down Thanks to Shutdown : Bryan Ellis Investing Letter | Community Development | Scoop.it

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Meet The Monster Of The Housing Market: Presenting "Vampire REOs" Where Half Of Americans Live Mortgage-Free | Zero Hedge

Meet The Monster Of The Housing Market: Presenting "Vampire REOs" Where Half Of Americans Live Mortgage-Free | Zero Hedge | Community Development | Scoop.it
Over a year ago, in addition to the money-laundering aspect (confirmed previously) and the REO-To-Rent scramble by PE firms and hedge funds (which is now over as PE become active sellers of apartment rental properties), we highlighted the third...
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2 Examples of Great Nonprofit Video Storytelling

2 Examples of Great Nonprofit Video Storytelling | Community Development | Scoop.it
Last night I attended a pretty standard nonprofit fundraising event – a fashion show at a local restaurant, complete with silent auction.

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