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banks: TARP Profitable - Really? Do You Believe That? - 04/01/11 02:45 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Don't! Although the bank portion of TARP has made a small profit, as most banks are repaying their bail-out funds, others portions have not.$245 Billion out and $251 Billion back. However:The auto companies and AIG took lots of funds too. GM paid back the $6.7 Billion directily lent to it, but total funds, including stock purchases, were at least $50 billion from the Treasury.AIG took $182 billion, which is now mostly converted to AIG common stock - hopefully it will maintain it's value. In total $564 Billion was loaned, and $250 Billion (0 comments)
banks: 20% Down For Mortgages Coming to a Lender Near You! - 03/31/11 01:59 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Federal Regulators from the FDIC and the FED, have proposed that in the future, home buyers, even those with the best credit, will usually need to have a 20% down payment to purchase a home.This is a reaction to the financial crisis we are still struggling with, that ruined many people's financial lives. This idea could become official as soon as this summer, but would have limited effect since government entities are still insuring home mortgages through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA, FHA, and USDA. However, Federal officials plan to wind down (0 comments)
banks: The States vs. The Banks - 03/31/11 01:48 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Under the combined pressure of 50 State Attorneys General, five large banks(mortgage servicers) have submitted proposals to reform their present practices. They are joined by the Justice Department and the new Consumer Financial Protection Board. The banks are Bank of America, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Ally Financial(formerly GMAC), and Wells Fargo. They sumitted a proposal before the first scheduled meeting with the Attorneys General. Changes the banks are agreeing to are: ending the "dual-track" process where a foreclousre can still occur even when an agreement to not foreclosure has been reached; giving (2 comments)
banks: Think Lenders Are Your Friend? - Think Again - 03/21/11 02:07 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Perhaps they just don't care.Perhaps they don't want to help people having difficulties with their home mortgages.Perhaps they just aren't up to the task. Now, state attorneys general have banded together with a draft proposal to compel banks to negotiate a broad national settlement with the 14 largest banks. Their propasal calls for billions of dollars in penalties from the banks and billions more in principle reduction for distressed and/or underwater homeowners. The core of the agreement is to promulgate a mortgage servicing bill of rights for borrowers. It sets out minimum (0 comments)
banks: Fed Says - Let's Stop Reckless Lending and Curb Foreclosures - 01/19/11 07:33 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland How could they say such a thing? Just ask the investors who are also beginning lawsuits against the lenders for recklessly endangering their funds. FAFA, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took steps to review lending practices and how loans are managed by banks. Now the incentive is to foreclose rather than modify loans because loan servicers get to charge fees that are collected from the investor when a foreclosed property sells. Modifying loans reduces the fees loan servicers receive. * FHFA wants to find a better model that better serves the (0 comments)
banks: Victoria's Secret Ads- on Your Bank Statement? - 01/18/11 06:51 AM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland 'Would you like to "improve" certain parts of your body?' Yes, Banks are so hard up that now they are allowing advertising software companies to browse your purchases, and your purchase history, to place affinity ads onto your online bank statement - they focus on the categories from which you made purchases. Of course, consumer groups are rather upset - perhaps they should buy som relaxation products with their online bank account! Seriously, the concern is that another company has access to people's private purchasing information and the posible ramifications of that access, What if you (2 comments)
banks: In the Public Arena - Banks Under Attack From All Sides - 01/14/11 12:28 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Will the Banks ever stop paying for their horrible lending practices? Besides the recent assaults from state courts, 50 State Attorney Generals, Congress, and homeowners, now the investors who provided funding to the banks for home loans, are taking the banks on in the public forum. Having difficulty organizing enough members and the banks not releasing information , investors find themselves aligned with borrowers who took out home loans. A very fortunate turn of events for the investors. Although we may not feel inclined to feel sorry for the investor, and some exposed themselves to unreasonable risks, the group also includes state (2 comments)
banks: Deadbeat Banks Under TARP Program - 12/28/10 04:34 PM
Your Distressed Property and Short Sale Expert in Maryland Treasury says almost 20 banks have repeatedly failed to pay dividends required by the TARP bailout agreement. These banks are all community lenders - not big banks, and several others have failed, which means their loans are a loss for the Treasury. Now, Treasury has the right to appoint memebers to their boards, and they are presently monitoring some of the bank boards. This indicates that the Treasury did not vet the smaller banks well enough, as the TARP program was meant for only strong banks. Even though some criticize the TARP (0 comments)
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