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Make Certain You Have Permits For Your Home Improvement Project

Remember This One Thing About The Permit Process When you first start thinking about a new home expansion project or if you are considering building a new home from the ground up, you might assume that your first stop is your local architect or construction professional. That is something that you can hold off on. […]

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Who Owns The Home In The Event Of A Divorce?

When two people get married, they don’t believe that anything can break up their relationship. However, it is a fact of life that sometimes it doesn’t work and ends in a divorce. Aside from the emotional pain and custody of the children, one of most difficult questions to be answered is who gets the property […]

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Where a Mortgage Figures in Estate Planning

There are many people who don’t think that planning their estate is something they have to care about, as they don’t own that much. But this is where they make the mistake because everybody has something they would like to pass on to someone once they are gone. Without an estate plan with proper instructions, […]

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 4: No Announcement, Users Wait in Silence

(Previous Realtor.com coverage – Realtor.com Hacked Day 1 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 2 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 3 ) In an unfortunate turn of events, Realtor.com has failed to acknowledge its website and or servers were breached and has failed to inform users whether or not personal data was compromised. This is disturbing on a […]

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Countrywide CEO Mozilo Calls Homeowner Disgusting? Not so fast.

Dan Bailey is a homeowner facing foreclosure. He emailed a letter to 20 Countrywide employees in hopes of arranging a a deal that would prevent foreclosure of his home. In response, he was accidentally sent an email purportedly from none other then Countrywide CEO, Angelo Mozilo. The email reads: This is unbelievable. Most of these […]

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Richard Gaylord, NAR President Comments on HVCC, Says Nothing

Richard Gaylord, President of the National Association of Realtors has provided his response to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae regarding the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (see below). His response includes his comments and suggestions for change to specific aspects of HVCC. Of all the serious flaws in HVCC that stand to hurt consumers, Realtors, […]

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NAR Assessment Cuomo / GSE Settlement

NAR Assessment of Cuomo Settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The Cuomo/GSE Appraisal Deal April 30, 2008 New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (government sponsored enterprises) reached an agreement on March 3, 2008, to change appraiser selection criteria that will help eliminate conflicts of interest on mortgage […]

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HVCC Update From a la mode

Update from Dave Biggers on HVCC: To: Our colleagues Re: Thank you for speaking up about the HVCC From: David Biggers, Chairman, a la mode, inc. Prior to the April 30th deadline for commentary on the proposed HVCC regulations, I wrote you asking for your help in alerting our government officials and the private sector […]

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TAVMA Weighs in on Home Value Code of Conduct

The Title / Appraisal Vendor Management Association has weighed in regarding HVCC. The report, written a over a week ago has gone under the radar as most things HVCC have. This topic just cann’t seem to get traction regardless of how important it might be. If the GSEs implement the Code as currently drafted, it […]

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Cease & Desist 101: Think Long and Hard Before Hitting Send

The latest Cease & Desist Letter by overzealous legal council. This is fresh on the heals of a recent discussion at LeadCritic.com regarding Lending Tree’s lame attempt via C & D letters to try to get bloggers to delete comments left by a commenter in posts discussing the Lending Tree Data Leak. The comments listed […]

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