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So as I glance through the headlines today, I notice this one;Top FDIC official calls for national anti-predatory-lending standardFed, OTS say regulations, market forces are workingThis was posted on the Inman News site. Now, after reading this article, all I can say is...........it's about time....
After many real estate related topics, articles and deals; after updating an Ethics course and ......and after numerous ideas for a new post on this blog, I've finally settled on posting about the topic I enjoyed looking at the most over the past week, and it is not at all real estate related.Exc...
Senate Bill 203, Mortgage Broker licensing, is making its way around the Colorado state Capital.  This bill, which carries a list of prohibited activities, licensing requirements for mortgage brokers and some education (wow, educate those who educate the consumers..............novel) remains a bi...
Vail Resorts Inc. is reporting net income for the first 6 months of the 2007 fiscal year are $17.2 Million; which is up from $8.7 Million just a year ago. VRI operates resorts in California, Nevada and Wyoming (I've never been to a resort in Wyoming, though I have been to Yellowstone National Par...
So way back in 2002 was the first time I started to get a sense that subprime lending might have some challenges ahead. First I had a client who was forced to go subprime, and then a report was written by a non-profit consumer advocacy group, the Center for Community Change, starting me on my pat...
When it's in Vail, of course.  Today Vail Resorts announced plans to build what they call the largest Green resort village in North America.Where will they find the land, you ask? Why, West Vail.......errrr......Ever Vail (as the new resort area will be dubbed) of course. Ever Vail will be 1 Mill...
This week Freddie Mac announced that it will no longer purchase common subprime mortgages, becoming the first major secondary market player to stop putting subprime into its portfolio. The announcement this week should be no surprise to those who follow Freddie's anti-predatory lending practices....

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