Archive for January, 2010

Federal Reserve To Keep Interest Rates Low—Should You Buy Or Refinance Your Mortgage At A Lower Rate?

01/29/2010
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The Federal Reserve said that interest rates will be kept low for a while since housing and the job market are recovering slower than expected.  Low interest rates can benefit those who are looking to buy a home or looking to refinance, so in light of this news many homeowners or potential buyers may...
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CitiGroup May Sell Citi Property Investors—Will Sale Help Their Profits In 2010 First Quarter?

01/29/2010
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CitiGroup is said to be in talks to sell their mortgage unit, Citi Property Investors, which owns property in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.  This sale could be a result from the losses reported for 2009 and as part of CitiGroup’s work to rebuild after the recession did a lot of damage to the...
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Bank Of America May Benefit From More Small Business Loans, Help Fight Unemployment

01/29/2010
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Bank of America posted losses for the fourth quarter of 2009 but the financial giant is optimistic about the upcoming year and the results they expect to have from their company.  Essentially, sticking with the basics and simply running good programs within the bank are said to be the goal over the next few...
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First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit 2010 Changes And Deadlines, Repeat Homebuyer Credit Still Available

01/29/2010
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Many people still are unaware of the tax credit offered to first-time homebuyers and repeat homebuyers and the fact that it expires in 2010.  April 30th is the last day to be under contract and still qualify for either the first-time homebuyer tax credit or the repeat homebuyer tax credit and you have to...
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Fannie Mae Set To Cover Closing Costs On Homes—Hopes To Promote More Home Sells

01/29/2010
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Fannie Mae said they would cover the closing costs on homes, to those who qualify, and hopes that by doing so they will be able to not only sell more homes but to allow homeowners the opportunity to purchase a home. Many people are either taking advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit since...
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Lower Your Mortgage Payment By Refinancing Your Mortgage To Get A Lower Interest Rate

01/29/2010
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Interest rates usually bring the trouble in any loan situation and that is no different in terms of a mortgage.  If you have a mortgage with a high interest rate you should know that interest rates are at incredible lows at the present time and can be taken advantage of by refinancing. Your monthly...
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Wells Fargo Small Business Loans, Can They Help The Economy And Unemployment Improve In 2010

01/29/2010
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Wells Fargo is one of the biggest lenders to small businesses and in the home loan modification program.  Unemployment seems to have created a domino effect and has left many financially strained, with small businesses hurting as well as homeowners in need of mortgage assistance.  Many believe the solution to unemployment, and all the...
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The Unemployment Benefits Extension Problem; Will The Jobs Bill Work Before Benefits Expire?

01/29/2010
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Many out-of-work Americans are facing what seems like a long fight against unemployment and with a finite amount of unemployment benefits to be had, many are wondering what will happen if something isn’t done about jobs or if unemployment benefits aren’t extended. Jobs have been, what many consider to be, an afterthought over the...
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Get Out Of Debt Faster—Will Refinancing For A 15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Help?

01/28/2010
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People are looking into refinancing for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage, which brings a lower interest rate than a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in the hopes of getting out of their mortgage debt in a timelier manner.  There are both advantages and disadvantages to a 15-year fixed rate mortgage, but can it help rid...
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Will Regional Banks Like SunTrust, Regions Financial, and BB&T Do Well In 2010?

01/28/2010
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Many of the new banking regulations set to take place, or those already in place, have caused a dip in the stocks of larger financial institutions that, while not lasting a significant amount of time, have some economic analysts asking if smaller regional banks will fair just as well or better in 2010. Some...
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