More than 4.5-Million Homes Refinanced

Home owners in jeopardy of losing their homes or who had mortgages that were unaffordable account for the highest number refinancing as more than 4.5-million mortgage holders carried out refinances over the last five months. The number marks the highest number of mortgage borrowers to get a new mortgage on their property since the foreclosure… Continue reading More than 4.5-Million Homes Refinanced

Mortgage Modifications Surge Higher

By Kevin Chiu Despite rising home foreclosures, mortgage modifications are increasing as a result of government efforts to aid the housing market as some banks demonstrate more willingness to work with mortgage borrowers, a Housing Predictor study has found. More than 2.4-million mortgage modifications have been extended to give homeowners a second chance of staying… Continue reading Mortgage Modifications Surge Higher

Housing Bail Out to Top $2-Trillion

By Cheryl Reams The U.S. government housing rescue program is on target to spend more than $2-trillion on bail out efforts, according to a review of government allocations. The effort marks the largest amount spent on record to aid real estate markets in a downturn, and is intended to help push the economy in the… Continue reading Housing Bail Out to Top $2-Trillion

Fixing America’s Broken Banking System

By Mike Colpitts Beset by a series of frauds, failed accounting practices, lack of proper government oversight, including the failings of law enforcement agencies America’s banking system is broken. At the heart of the massive problem are the nation’s two mammoth mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, also known as America’s biggest money pit.… Continue reading Fixing America’s Broken Banking System

Poll Shows Government Housing Plan to Fail

Apparently feeling that voluntary measures aren’t enough to get the job done, the over-whelming majority of respondents to a new Housing Predictor poll say White House efforts to refinance mortgages for millions of under water homeowners won’t work to help the housing market recover. Eighty-two percent of all those who took the online poll said that the… Continue reading Poll Shows Government Housing Plan to Fail

Millions of Homeowners to Get Housing Relief Money

The U.S. government’s program to bring relief to homeowners in jeopardy of foreclosure is designed to bring tailor made solutions to the 10 states in the program. The plan, known as the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) is being administered through the Troubled Asset and Relief Program with $2.1-billion for homeowners in distress. White House officials… Continue reading Millions of Homeowners to Get Housing Relief Money

Under Water Mortgage Borrowers Rescue on the Way

By Mike Colpitts In a new effort by the Obama administration millions of under-water home mortgage borrowers may be helped. The FHA program will provide refinancing on homes at least 10% under their worth, and could establish a new cornerstone in White House efforts to stem the growing foreclosure epidemic. The program demonstrates a major… Continue reading Under Water Mortgage Borrowers Rescue on the Way

White House Moves Against Bankers

In the first indication that growing public complaints are affecting White House policy in relationship to its housing rescue plan, the Obama administration is moving against bankers. The Treasury Department’s TARP chief Herb Allison announced new protections for homeowners who are in the mortgage modification process. The Troubled Assets and Relief Program chief made the… Continue reading White House Moves Against Bankers

Home Sales Decline Slightly

Sales of existing homes fell slightly in February for the third month in a row, according to the National Association of Realtors. The drop was only 0.6 percent nationally to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.02-million units. The decline in home sales demonstrates the slowdown in the housing market persists, despite government programs to re-ignite… Continue reading Home Sales Decline Slightly