This is the first in a series of columns that use the FBI's 2010 Mortgage Fraud Report to make intelligent inferences about why the prosecutors have ceased prosecuting control frauds directed by senior financial leaders.
While it may seem excessive at first, an extra apartment can be a necessity for most people. Here are some practical uses for a second place of your own.
Nothing. Seriously. Not a damn thing.Oh, the occasion is being used to opine on our state of affairs, but nothing is structurally taking shape in America to prevent the next Detroit from occurring. In fact, Detroit is occurring every day inside most of us. We are all getting bankrupt in so many little ways.
For homeowners who are struggling to make their payments, one of their first moves should be to consult a refinancing calculator and an amortization schedule.
Most New Yorkers aren't members of the inside political game, and can't write the big Real Estate checks that open doors to access. That's why we're reaching out directly in this campaign. It's also what I will do as a City Council member.
Alas, it does look like the Fed's Governors are about to slow down the $85 Billion in monthly purchases of Treasury Bonds and Mortgage Backed Securiti...
One morning I wake up to an email from a super renowned contemporary art museum in LA. This was a very important person type of email, you see...
The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.
Boy, it's a whole different thing to talk about the housing market when it's looking up. President Obama went to Phoenix to talk housing yesterday, a locale no doubt motivated by the double-digit increases in home prices there in recent months. Of course, those gains are off an awfully low base as the state was slammed by the housing bust, but it is well established that the housing market is now reliably rising from the dead, which is pretty much where it was the last time he talked housing out there shortly after he was elected. However, there were a couple of interesting things that came out of the speech.
The reasons that people experiencing homelessness are tremendously medically vulnerable are both physical and psychological, the factors quite complex. But there is that solution to the equation: Housing as healthcare.
Tapping the HHF more deeply for Detroit seems like an excellent example of an action the president could take that's wholly consistent with the position he's staked out in recent weeks about going around the do-nothing Congress.
A recent FTC study showed that almost 42 million people have errors on their credit report, which is a ridiculous number of people. Five percent of those people saw a 25-point jump in their credit score once the errors were fixed. What does this mean?
Since 2007, the foreclosure crisis has displaced at least 10 million people from more than four million homes across the country. They add up to approximately the entire population of Michigan.
I believe that there are three things for those investing in domestic violence housing programs to keep in mind when looking for answers about how their money makes a difference.
Sure, they still need scapegoats they can indict instead of Wall Street executives. But America doesn't want to see television's too-good-to-be-true housewife take the fall anymore -- not when it can get a caricaturishly bad one instead. Enter Teresa and Joe Guidice, our newest celebrity defendants.
While Congress takes a vacation in August, tens of millions of homeowners will spend day and night worrying about how to keep their home, pay their mortgage and continue to struggle to make ends meet.