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Obama secretly programming people with hypnosis
on 6 May 2011
, 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
What will lower conforming loan limit to do Bay Area prices?
on 22 Apr 2011
, 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...
Leasing is in fashion among wealthy house hunters
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...
CA Handouts to those who took cash-out refis
on 6 Apr 2011
, 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 â€“ allowing owners who used their homes...
Good audio programs about Fannie Mae
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...
CTA disingenuous stance on retirement benefits
on 4 Apr 2011
, 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...
Finally, the Feds take down a Big Fish
on 26 Mar 2011
, latest 8 years ago On Valentineâ€™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...
What happens to housing if Freddie and Fannie go away?
on 3 Mar 2011
, 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....
One year later....
on 13 Jan 2011
, latest 9 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.
Goldman Sachs sued for securities fraud
on 16 Apr 2010
, latest 9 years ago It's about time. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04 â€œThe product was new and complex, but the deception and conflicts are old and simple,â€ Robert Khuzami, the director of the S.E.C.â€™s division of enforcement, said...
Do health reform advocates use tactics like this?
on 27 Mar 2010
, 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...
Whitman's $10,000 Tax Credit for Home Purchases
on 25 Mar 2010
, 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...
It wasn't CRA, or predatory lending
on 7 Jan 2010
, latest 10 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...