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Late Fee Profits may Trump Plan to Modify Loans By Peter S. Goodman This week, the Obama administration summoned mortgage company executives to Washington to demand they move faster to lower payments for homeowners sliding toward foreclosure. Treasury officials called on the companies to hire and...
Recovery Signs in Housing Market Stir Some Hope by David Streitfeld After a plunge lasting three years, houses have finally become cheap enough to lure buyers. That, in turn, is stabilizing prices, generating hope that the real estate market is beginning to recover. Eight cities, including Chicag...
10 top investing blunders By Cheryl Allebrand Everyone knows the secret to investment success is to buy low and sell high. The problem is most of us lack clairvoyance. We asked experts to weigh in on some of the most common mistakes investors make, and while it's easy to see that chasing hot stoc...
Foreclosures Are Often In Lenders' Best InterestNumbers Work Against Government Efforts To Help HomeownersBy Renae Merle Government initiatives to stem the country's mounting foreclosures are hampered because banks and other lenders in many cases have more financial incentive to let borrowers los...
5 Ways to Double Your Investmentby Ken Clark There's something about the idea of doubling one's money on an investment that intrigues most investors. It's a badge of honor dragged out at cocktail parties, a promise made by over-zealous advisors, and a headline that frequents the cover of some of ...
Should You Rent Out Your Home or Sell It? Darleen Burbridge, a 41-year-old hotel office manager from Staten Island, N.Y., was laid off. Now, after fruitlessly pounding the pavement for the past few months, she's decided to relocate to Florida. She figures that Florida offers better job opportunit...
How to Buy a Foreclosed HomeWhen you buy a foreclosed home, you're cashing in on a home someone was no longer able to pay for. Foreclosures are difficult--both to locate and to execute the transactions--but the potential to turn them over for a tidy profit may be there. 1. Understand that foreclo...
Five Signs That You're Living Beyond Your Meansby Glenn Curtis Many people in America live beyond their means. Between 1993 and 2008, personal savings rates in the U.S. declined, hitting the lowest levels since the Great Depression in 2006 by falling into negative territory, according to the U.S....
Want the Best Deals? Check Twitter, FacebookBy Kimberly Palmer   Companies have traditionally let their customers know about sales and special discounts through newspaper advertisements, radio spots, and in-store announcements. But now, they are increasingly turning to a more avant-garde form of ...
Is a Short Sale Right for You? A growing number of borrowers owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. And when such borrowers fall behind on their mortgage, more of them are pursuing a short sale of their home. In those cases, the home is sold for less than the outstanding balance.   ...

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