December 8th, 2009

Time for Our Weekly Recap



Last week was a busy one for us here at We apologize that our weekly recap didn’t have a chance to go live over the weekend. You know what they say, “better late than never.”


Mortgage Rates Fell As Low As 4.83% Last Week“: This is the lowest 30-year Conforming rate we’ve seen in decades!

Special Home Ownership Programs Exist for Those Who Qualify“: Are you a teacher, police officer, firefighter or EMT? If so, there are programs that can help you get a better deal on a home loan.


Loan Mods: Just Another Exotic Loan?“: There’s some differing of opinions on this matter. Weigh in on this discussion by leaving us a comment.

Has the Job Market Hit Bottom?” We Hope So“: The unemployment rate dropped in November, and layoffs diminished. Is it time to celebrate?


Can the Jobs Summit Yield a Cost-Effective Solution?“: Are the president’s hands tied? What solutions can come about that won’t increase the deficit?

Should Buying A Home Be This Hard? — Part III“: How will this three-part story end?


FHA Plans to Tighten Standards — Finally!“: With their reserve fund below the required level, the FHA realizes it’s time to change.

What Will Rates Look Like in 2010?“: According to WordPress statistics, this is our most popular story — find out why.


Should Buying A Home Be This Hard? — Part II“: For one Maryland couple, buying a home turns out to be one hassle after the other.

Should Buying A Home Be This Hard?“: A first-hand look into what buying a home is like in today’s unique marketplace.


Shaming Lenders — Part II“: Washington seems to think that embarrassing lenders will help them modify loans faster — will it?

Homebuyers Give Thanks for Low Mortgage Rates“: Buyers and refinancers had one more thing to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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