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Could it be True? A Real Solution to stem the Subprime Credit Crisis? - 11/30/07 05:21 PM
In my early days here on Active Rain I was a frequent and passionate poster regarding the Sub-Prime crisis. I've argued from day one that the solution to this problem is a government type program that would extend the introductory period on adjustable sub-prime loans. A Call For Government Intervention I've participated in many conversations here on Active Rain where we have debated and challenged each other on the topic. I've contended from day 1 that the solution to this problem is simply to offer a tax incentive to investors to encourage them to modify the loan agreements. It simply makes sense! While (10 comments)
Redding Christmas Lights Displays, Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies - 11/28/07 02:04 PM
Downtown Redding is the place to be this weekend if you love Christmas Lights. Fun events take place both Friday November 30th and and Saturday, December 1st. Friday November 30th: Viva Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Date: Friday, November 30, 2007 Time: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Location: Old Redding Mall Parking Lot on California Street Entertainment starts at 4:00, Santa Arrives at 5:00 on a big Red FireTruck that will be all lite up. Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 7:00 with the actual Tree Lighting about 7:15 Redding Christmas Parade: Date: Saturday December 1st. 2007 Time: 6:00 pm Downtown: For Parade Route click here Christmas Light Displays Viva Downtown has the Christmas Light Display (2 comments)
Credit Repair: When to Call in a Professional! - 11/27/07 03:34 PM
Professional Credit Repair brings up all kinds of nefarious thoughts in our minds. Too often, companies make promises that can't be kept or consumers have unrealistic expectations of what can and can't be done. Mis-information is another huge problem. The Internet is full of old, inaccurate and downright wrong information regarding the complicated issue of credit repair. The most common misconception about credit repair is that it's easy to do yourself. When I do my research on the topic I constantly find posts about it being a waste of money to pay for credit repair. The argument is always, that the FCRA (5 comments)
A 2nd Call To Action -We Must Call TODAY - Let Your Voice Be Heard! - 11/14/07 12:35 PM
Today the President of NAMB (National Association of Mortgage Brokers) sent out another call to Action regarding HR3915. The fight to do the right thing for the consumer and for those of us in the Real Estate Industry. The next round of congressional voting regarding HR3915 takes place on Thursday, November 15th. Many Amendments will likely be offered up on the floor today. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH Let your voice be heard and by letting your representative know that you object specifically to , Title III, which proposes changes to HOEPA that will adversely affect consumers' ability to obtain (4 comments)
Stop HR3915 - Bad for Real Estate, Bad For Consumers, Bad for Mortgage Professionals - 11/05/07 10:56 AM
If you are on the mortgage side of the business I'm sure that your in-box has been slammed with NAMB notifications on the Tuesday November 6th vote for the Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007, Bill HR3915. While the bill is still in it's early stages, ALL OF US involved in Real Estate, should let our voices be heard regarding the passage of this bill. If it passes it will effect Real Estate Professionals across the board, not just the mortgage professionals. The implications for declining values are huge. This bill is bad for the economy, it's bad for Real Estate, it's bad for (15 comments)
What Is an Australian Mortgage? - 11/01/07 02:34 PM
Over the past year a new phenomenon has hit the the United States from the world Down Under. It's called an Australian Mortgage and refers to a financial strategy that's been used in the Australian and European markets for many years. The purpose of the Australian Mortgage is to decrease the amount of interest that you pay on a mortgage while increasing the amount of principal that you pay towards the mortgage. The net effect is that you can own your home free and clear in 1/3 to 1/2 the time it would take to pay of a traditional 30 year mortgage. (52 comments)
This Blog is my voice on the political, financial and social implications of debt. My goal is to encourage my readers to think outside their own personal reality and to challenge the social and political truths we have been taught about money, finance and our "free market" economy.
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