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What Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Do?
March 10, 2003 "What are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and what do they do?" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "government-sponsored enterprises" (GSEs). This means that they are privately owned, but receive support from the Federal Government, and assume some public ... more...

Fannie Mae Under the Gun
17 January 2005 The Accounting Scandal at Fannie Mae "The media has been full of stories recently about accounting scandals at Fannie Mae?Is this another Enron? What does it mean to John Q. Public?" It is an accounting scandal, and heads have rolled as a result, but it is not ... more...

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HUD
HUD The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was established by the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965. A federal agency actively engaged in housing programs and related activities including urban renewal, model cities, block grants, public housing and ... more...

Section 8 Housing
Section 8 Housing The Section 8 program began during the Great Depression to increase the housing choices available to very low-income households by making privately-owned rental housing affordable to them. It provides rent subsidies, either rental certificates or vouchers, on ... more...

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Mortgage Glossary - A Glossary of Mortgage Terms You Should Know
Acceleration Clause A clause in a mortgage defining that the entire outstanding balance can become due and payable should mortgage default occur. If the entire balance is not paid, the property will be foreclosed.Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Mortgage with interest rates that may be adjusted by ... more...

New Bankruptcy Law Makes it Harder to Stop Foreclosure
On October 17, 2005 President Bushs sweeping bankruptcy reform law goes into effect forever changing the rules of debt collection in this natiion. Consumer advocates and the public appear to be completely unaware of the total and complete victory of the creditors under the new legislation. This ... more...

Where Did All The Farmers Go?
Several times a year, I hear someone complain about the development of farm land in our area. These complainers consider it a crime that so much of our farm land has been converted to housing, business, shopping, etc. They seem to consider the farmers and developers to be criminals.If you want to ... more...

Second Mortgages
Most people during their lifetime use a mortgage to apply for a loan and some people get a second mortgage to borrow even more money. People who think it is difficult to get a loan using a mortgage havent tried to get a second mortgage.There are several types of loans available to the public, ... more...

Smokers, Death Benefit Arguments, and Poly-behavioral Addiction
Do Governments Save Money by Watching Smokers Die Prematurely?This was the conclusion of a report, commissioned by Philip Morris, who looked at the cost of smoking in the Czech Republic in 1999. They concluded that tobacco can save a government millions of dollars in health care and pensions ... more...

How To Buy Bargain Property At Auction
Do you want to invest in profitable property or simply buy a new home at a bargain price? If so, you want to consider property auctions.Properties sold at auction are often owned by mortgage lenders after repossessions, former council / housing association homes or have being empty for some time ... more...

Home A Loan
The number of homeowners taking out secured loans is set to slow down over the next five years according to analysts at Datamonitor. Over the past five years the market for secured loans has increased by over 50%, however predictions indicate that loans secured against property will only increase ... more...

Reducing Debt Before It's Too Late - How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Creeping Debt
Reducing debt usually isn't a high priority for people until they have already gotten into trouble with overspending. Using a few basic guidelines, and debt calculations, can help you see when your debt load is getting into the danger zone.Budgeting GuidelinesCreditors use budgeting guidelines when ... more...

Mortgage - Provides you the Best Deal Against Your Home
You must have read or heard about the word Mortgage, but dont know what it means or stands for and how it can help you to make the best use of your property. So keep reading.The word Mortgage refers to a contract in which borrowers can pledge their property as a security for a loan. Each group has ... more...

Right to Buy: Your Right to Buy Your Home
Right to buy is one of the most popular policies that have a profound social impact increasing the owner occupancy. Right to buy schemes introduced in 1980 has given the right to tenants to buy their property at discounted rates. More than five million council right tenants have become homeowner ... more...

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