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9 May 2012 - 14:02, by , in news, No comments
MCLEAN, Va., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its first quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house. According to the release: In the first quarter of 2012, 79 percent of homeowners who refinanced their first-lien home mortgage either maintained about the...
13 April 2012 - 13:29, by , in House To House, No comments
I was recently considering what we should do with our tax refund when I came across a news release from an Arizona bank offering the following great ideas: “Everyone has unique financial needs and should consider the best way to put their tax refund to work for their specific situation,” said Jerry Bevers, Vice President,...
2 March 2012 - 20:10, by , in news, 1 comment
Quarterly Servicer Assessments Show Mortgage Servicers Demonstrate Considerable Improvement in Implementation of the Making Home Affordable Program Administration Will Continue to Hold Servicers Accountable for their Progress as Additional Efforts to Reach Struggling Homeowners Get Underway WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today...
29 February 2012 - 14:46, by , in news, No comments
Home buyers with mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration will soon see a rise in fees, the agency announced Monday. The agency is raising its fees in an effort to try to recoup some of its depleted reserves*, which suffered from the rising number of home owners who defaulted on their mortgages. The agency...
4 January 2012 - 19:15, by , in news, No comments
For many, economic times are still tough and ends are hard to meet. Add the recent splurge for holiday gifts, and it’s not surprising that some people are falling behind on mortgage, credit card and other bill payments. Once that happens, it doesn’t take long for bill collectors to start calling…and calling…and calling.  Attorney General Dustin...
17 July 2011 - 17:05, by , in House To House, 2 comments
This week I wanted to share with you information I recently received from my friend Joel Doelger who is the Director of Counseling at Credit Counseling of Arkansas. Doelger tells me that a recently unveiled Emergency Homeowner’s Loan Program (or “EHLP” for short) has great potential to help a relatively narrow slice of delinquent homeowners....
23 May 2011 - 15:10, by , in News Releases, No comments
Numbers Down Due to Severe Weather in State             LITTLE ROCK (April 23, 2011) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association released its April 2011 Housing Report this morning.  The report shows the number of homes sold in the 42 county area covered by the report were down 23 percent compared to the same month last year and that average...
14 April 2011 - 14:56, by , in House To House, No comments
As the deadline to file taxes quickly approaches the Arkansas Realtors® Association reminds home owners of the many tax benefits they can take advantage of by owning a home. “Many families are feeling a financial squeeze these days and the tax benefits associated with owning a home can be a welcome relief,” said Andy Meyers,...
4 April 2011 - 20:26, by , in House To House, No comments
In last week’s column I discussed a fairly new and dangerous threat has arisen for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and may be at risk of foreclosure – opportunistic companies. They often refer to themselves as a “foreclosure consultant”, “mortgage consultant,” and market themselves as a “foreclosure service”, “foreclosure rescue agency”...
26 March 2011 - 15:01, by , in House To House, No comments
With the national foreclosure rate persistently high, many homeowners have turned to loan modification or foreclosure “rescue” companies for help – only to realize they’ve been scammed. Anyone can become a victim of a loan modification scam. Every day, scam artists prey on unsuspecting homeowners who are facing foreclosure. These homeowners are losing thousands of...