mortgage Archive

What We’re Reading: March 9 – March 15

The importance of homeownership, death of the check, and buh-bye Google Reader U.S. News & World Report brings together studies discussing the importance of homeownership.  Besides economic benefits, there are also social benefits. “Clearly, for most people there are...
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March 15, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 2 – March 8

2020: the next housing crisis, resilient agents, and a horse in the living room Even as we’re still recovering from the last housing collapse, economists are forecasting the next crisis. Their best guess: 2020, as aging Boomers start leaving...
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March 8, 2013

What We’re Reading: Feb. 23 – March 1

Content marketing success, interest-only mortgages, and the 5 laws of twitter The New York Times had an interesting article this week on content marketing (also covered by 1000watt blog), interviewing a fiberglass pool maker who turned his business around...
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March 1, 2013

What We’re Reading: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

Downpayment saving, new Kindle next week? and enormous new TVs How long will it take to save for your home? The Atlantic analyzed data to calculate times for major metro areas. They based their numbers on saving a standard...
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August 31, 2012

What We’re Reading: Oct. 15 – Oct. 21

Housing declines dragging down broader economy, visas for int’l buyers, and why you might suck at twitter The New York Times had an article that diagnoses our national economic gloom to be a result of falling housing prices. The...
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October 21, 2011

What We’re Reading: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

Homeownership declines in all but elderly in last 20 years, real estate auctions & customer service hell Conforming mortgage limits are dropping at the beginning of October from $729,750 to $625,500, meaning that buyers looking for homes priced over...
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September 2, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 16 – July 22

Debt ceilings, MID, and getting a $300k house for $16 Discussions over raising the debt ceiling have dominated news coverage for the past week. The impact of any failure could be widespread and will include the housing market. NPR talks...
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July 22, 2011

What We’re Reading: June 25 – July 1

Poll confirms value of homeownership For the roughly four million homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, the federal government is offering yet another remedy: free money to catch up on their loans. Smart Money has info...
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July 1, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 21 – May 28

Simplified mortgage disclosure a priority at CFPB, trade associations need to keep up with the times, and Disney doesn’t always get its way with copyright In its first major move, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released two prototypes of...
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May 27, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 14 – May 20

Housing recovery, international buyers, and exploding watermelons On CBS’ Face the Nation House Speaker John Boehner is “skeptical” there is “anything the government can do” to alleviate America’s housing crisis – arguing that, ultimately, “you’re not gonna have more...
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May 20, 2011