Business Partners Plead Guilty to Running Multi-Million-Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scam (CA)

Business Partners Plead Guilty to Running Multi-Million-Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scam in

Fresno, California – Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, of Visalia, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with …

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BofA Analyst Credits Falling Oil Prices for Lower Mortgage Rates

BofA Analyst Credits Falling Oil Prices for Lower Mortgage Rates

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U.S. Home Values Continue to Rebound But at Slower Pace

U.S. Home Values Continue to Rebound But at Slower Pace
The Wall Street Journal | December 19, 2014
U.S. home values are on pace to conclude another year of strong growth, although the pace is easing up a bit, online real estate marketplace Zillow says.

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Community Bankers Call on FHA to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Community Bankers Call on FHA to Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums
HousingWire | December 19, 2014
The mortgage finance industry wants the Federal Housing Administration to reduce its premiums, and they’re not being shy about letting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development know about it.

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OCC Report Shows Improvement in First-Lien Mortgages for Q3

OCC Report Shows Improvement in First-Lien Mortgages for Q3
DS News | December 19, 2014
The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Third Quarter 2014, released Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), showed improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages serviced by seven national banks and one federal savings association.

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The Next Challenge For Mortgage Lending?

The Next Challenge For Mortgage Lending?
The Wall Street Journal | December 19, 2014
Regulators and lenders say that agreements struck this year should make it easier for more Americans to get mortgages in 2015. But one major problem that could hold lending back has yet to be addressed, according to a research paper released by the Urban Institute last week.

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Peter Capra, Littleton man convicted in mortgage fraud scheme, gets 12 years in federal prison (CO)

Peter Capra, Littleton man convicted in mortgage fraud scheme, gets 12 years in federal prison

The scheme was executed in connection with applications for residential mortgage loans and related documents associated with real estate …

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