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February 2012


HUD's Donovan: More to Be Done to Help Homeowners Refinance

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More needs to be done to help homeowners cope with steep home price declines and underwater mortgages, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said at an event hosted by the National Journal Wednesday.

While more than 13 million homeowners have taken advantage of various government refinancing programs since ...

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Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Home Prices Hit New Lows

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The latest home price data has disappointed again, confirming what we already knew about the housing market in 2011 and what we can expect in 2012: Housing had a miserable run last year and prices haven't "bottomed out" yet, but 2012 will probably be (a little) better.

Falling for the fourth month ...

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How the Foreclosure Deal Affects Homeowners

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Struggling homeowners and victims of the foreclosure crisis could finally get a break from the bill collectors courtesy of big banks, federal officials announced Thursday.

A $25 billion settlement with the nation's largest mortgage servicers—Ally/GMAC, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of ...

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Department of Housing and Urban Development
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'Mixed Signals' in Obama's January Housing Scorecard

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Weak home prices and an uptick in foreclosure completions weighed down the housing market in January, dampening optimism fueled by better sales and construction numbers last month.

Housing statistics collected in the January Housing Scorecard, released Monday by the Department of Housing and Urban ...

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