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December 5, 2011

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Housing Market Stats, Loan Modifications, Mortgages, Selling Real Estate

The Obtusely Obvious Advice of the NYT


So the new breaking news from the NYT is that 79% of the mortgages that were closed in 2011 were refinances. That would make sense, wouldn’t it?  I mean, there is very little selling and the economy is on life support so how else could there have been originations? Not to mention the fact that […]

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December 3, 2011

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Selling Real Estate, Short Sales

Sometimes a Short Sale Pays


Many lenders are beginning to realize that it makes far more sense to allow a Shortsale and even to pay for one. One case of such a payment occurred to an Illinois homeowner who fell on hard times. Chase gave him a $20K for his troubles. This makes sense as a straight foreclosure will generally […]

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November 21, 2011

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Buying Real Estate, Miscellaneous, Selling Real Estate

If Oscar Suffered as I with the NYT


Okay, I know it sounds like I pick on the NYT.  Well, alright so it does not just sound like I am picking on them, I am picking on them. The greatest smart ass in history (Oscar Wilde) once said “Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, […]

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