Credit / Finance

How All That News About Mortgage Companies Might Affect You

August 21, 2007

Mortgage companies have been in the news lately: American Home Mortgage filed for bankruptcy protection, Countrywide is drawing on its lines of credit, and other companies are struggling as their creditors stop pouring money into the system. This has significant implications for mortgage companies and for the economy as a whole, but what does it […]

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Mortgage Fraud in South Bend

January 22, 2007

Jeff Parrott has written an engaging two-part series about mortgage fraud in South Bend. You can read part 1 and part 2 in the South Bend Tribune (permalink). The article sidebars several simple suggestions on How to Avoid Mortgage Fraud including seek referrals and understand what you are signing. A practical suggestion is to be […]

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Buy Your Family a Christmas Present That Lasts

December 16, 2006

It’s Winter, school is in session, and the holidays are approaching. It may not seem like a good time to move, but there are a few compelling reasons you you should consider it, especially if you are currently renting. There are fewer buyers to compete with than in the Spring, there are a lot of […]

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A Primer on Mortgage Fraud

November 16, 2006

Although I try not to merely link to other sites in my posts, David Jackson’s series about mortgage fraud in Chicago is causing me to break my rule. It happens in Chicago, and South Bend, and across the nation. Thanks David for this superior journalism.

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Another Year in an Apartment?

August 17, 2006

Foreclosures have become a serious problem in Indiana, and have grabbed many headlines. The Indiana Apartment Association has leapt on that fact and launched a Web-site with an 18 question quiz that claims it will help you determine if you are ready to buy a home. The questions are valid, though the apartment association is […]

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