November 14th, 2009

Our Week in Review



Each Saturday we review all the stories we published during the week — just in case you missed one or two.


FHA Reserves Almost Gone, And There’s No Going Back“: HUD/FHA say no need for a bailout. We say that the FHA’s expanded role in the marketplace suggests otherwise.


Fed Cracks Down on Overdraft Fees“: Beginning in July of next year, customers must opt in or out of a program that will control overdraft fees.

All of the Homebuyer Tax Credit Info In One Place“: Consider this article your “one-stop shop” for all things tax credit.

Jobs: ‘One of the Greatest Challenges That Remains‘”: Obama announced jobs summit for next month. What do you want to see come of it?

HSH in the News“: News outlets from across the country ask for our input. See what we have to say about the latest news items.


Loan Survey: Lending Standards Remain Tight“: Yet they’re better than they were a year ago.

Are Credit Scores Fair? Is the System Broken?“: Why should your credit score drop if you get a loan mod or cancel a high-rate credit card? Is that really fair?


UPDATE1: Fannie Turning Borrowers Into Renters“: It’s Called the Deed for Lease program. Everything you need to know about it is right here.

‘www.Tagged.com’ Settles With NY and Texas“: Here’s the very latest on one of our most popular stories.

FHA’s Streamline Refi Program Gets Strict“: We say “about time!”


Latest Email Scam Involves Federal Credit Unions“: Don’t fall for this! Federal Credit Unions don’t communicate directly via email.

Rates Eased Last Week“: Mortgage rates remain stable — good news for buyers.

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