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Is Mortgage Credit Really Too Tight?

I frequently hear stories from prime borrowers about their horrible experiences getting mortgages right now. Yes, the process is difficult because of all the extra checks because the lenders are afraid the loans will be put back to them in a few years. 642 more words

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REPORT: Fannie And Freddie Near Deal To Boost Mortgage Lending

From Joe Light at the WSJ: Fannie, Freddie Near Deal That Promises to Boost Mortgage Lending

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , their regulator and lenders are close to an agreement that could greatly expand mortgage credit while helping lenders protect themselves from charges of making bad loans, according to people familiar with the matter. 102 more words

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There's A Huge Difference In Public Sector Jobs Under Obama Vs. The Presidents Who Came Before Him

There’s A Huge Difference In Public Sector Jobs Under Obama Vs. The Presidents Who Came Before Him

Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2014 | Joe WeisenthalPosted on 10/6/2014, 11:32:28 AM by SeekAndFind… 503 more words

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The American Job Market Is Set For Its Best Year Since 1999 (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

This was a solid report with 248,000 jobs added and combined upward revisions to July and August of 69,000. As always we shouldn’t read too much into one month of data, but at the current pace (through September), the economy will add 2.72 million jobs this year (2.64 million private sector jobs). 778 more words

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Subway

Jack didn’t really┬áneed to lean forward and look into the tunnel to see the train crawl in. The lights on its head had lit up the tunnel long time ago. 379 more words

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ZILLOW: Case-Shiller Hose Price Gains Are About To Slow Again

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for July were released yesterday. Zillow has started forecasting Case-Shiller a month early – and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close. 191 more words

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Here's What Wall Street Is Already Forecasting For Next Friday's Jobs Report

The September employment report will be released next Friday, October 3rd, and the consensus is that 200 thousand payroll jobs were added in September and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.1%. 460 more words

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