MarkInSF

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Obama secretly programming people with hypnosis (pennypresslv.com)
by MarkInSF on 6 May 2011  11 comments, latest 8 years ago
I randomly came across this searching for something entirely different. Somebody actually wrote up a 67 page paper explaining how we're being controlled by Obama's hypnotic powers! here #politics

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What will lower conforming loan limit to do Bay Area prices? (reuters.com)
by MarkInSF on 22 Apr 2011  16 comments, latest 8 years ago
Beginning on October 1, the government will dial back on the size of mortgages it guarantees in high-cost areas like San Francisco, New York and Washington. After that, the...

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Leasing is in fashion among wealthy house hunters (latimes.com)
by MarkInSF on 14 Apr 2011  Posted 8 years ago
Real estate agents have been hustling lately but not necessarily to sell homes. Instead, leasing is in vogue, particularly at the top of the price spectrum. If phone inquiries...

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CA Handouts to those who took cash-out refis (sacbee.com)
by MarkInSF on 6 Apr 2011  50 comments, latest 8 years ago
Soon after launching a $2 billion statewide mortgage assistance program, the California Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday it would loosen eligibility requirements – allowing owners who used their homes...

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Good audio programs about Fannie Mae (npr.org)
by MarkInSF on 6 Apr 2011  Posted 8 years ago
From Planet Money http://www.npr.org/blogs/money http://www.npr.org/blogs/money I think they mentioned something about another part to this series. These are smaller segments for a different program, that seem to cover the same...

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CTA disingenuous stance on retirement benefits (cta.org)
by MarkInSF on 4 Apr 2011  32 comments, latest 8 years ago
Teachers and public employees are being scapegoated for problems caused by Wall Street, and pensions are being used as a wedge issue to divide working class Americans. Why the...

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Finally, the Feds take down a Big Fish (nytimes.com)
by MarkInSF on 26 Mar 2011  1 comment, latest 8 years ago
On Valentine’s Day, the elder Mr. Engle said, his son had entered a minimum-security prison in Beaver, W.Va., to begin serving a 21-month sentence for mortgage fraud....Supposedly, he lied...

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What happens to housing if Freddie and Fannie go away? (nytimes.com)
by MarkInSF on 3 Mar 2011  4 comments, latest 8 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03 Interest rates would rise for most borrowers... Life without Fannie and Freddie is the rare goal shared by the Obama administration and House Republicans... One prominent investor, William H....

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One year later....
by MarkInSF on 13 Jan 2011  6 comments, latest 8 years ago
OK, time for some accountability here. This thread is for predictions in the coming year, to be followed up a year later. Feel free to add on.

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Goldman Sachs sued for securities fraud (nytimes.com)
by MarkInSF on 16 Apr 2010  27 comments, latest 9 years ago
It's about time. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04 “The product was new and complex, but the deception and conflicts are old and simple,” Robert Khuzami, the director of the S.E.C.’s division of enforcement, said...

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Do health reform advocates use tactics like this? (frontpage.americandaughter.com)
by MarkInSF on 27 Mar 2010  11 comments, latest 9 years ago
Here is a great example to the blatant lies being throw around by those that oppose health care reform. It was posted on another thread and I decided to repost...

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Whitman's $10,000 Tax Credit for Home Purchases
by MarkInSF on 25 Mar 2010  5 comments, latest 9 years ago
So, I was checking out Meg Whitmans policy agenda, and ran across this: Provide a $10,000 Tax Credit for Home Purchases To encourage homeownership and lessen the economic damage of...

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It wasn't CRA, or predatory lending (krugman.blogs.nytimes.com)
by MarkInSF on 7 Jan 2010  2 comments, latest 9 years ago
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.c Krugman: From my perspective, the CRE bubble is highly significant; it gives the lie both to those who blame Fannie/Freddie/Community Reinvestment for the housing bubble, and those who...
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The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
115 pages, $12.50

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