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Monthly Archives: April 2007

For the record, like the author, I am neither a Democrat or Republican.  I am an American who believes in Education, Efficiency and Investment.

I am also a fan of this articles author, Jonathan Hoenig.  Read on.

Presidential Candidates Dance Around Capitalism’s Benefits (Fortress Investment Group, Wal-Mart) | SmartMoney.com

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Bellevue’s Seattle Mortgage to Sell Reverse-Mortgage Unit (Seattle Times)
Countrywide, IndyMac Earnings Slide (Wall Street Journal)
Zoot Redefines Lending Software (American Banker)
30-Year Mortgages Show Lower Rate for 2nd Straight Week (Baltimore Sun)
Title Firm Settles Suit on Broken Payments (Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH))
U.S. Realtors Forecast Falling Home Prices (San Diego Daily Transcript)
More Housing Woes Forecast (Palm Beach Post (FL))
Mortgage Woes Send FBR to Quarterly Loss (Washington Post)
Bankruptcies Rise Fastest for Over-55 Group (Washington Post)

New-Home Sales Tick Up, But Big Reversal Not Seen (Washington Post)
Home Equity Stalls (Wall Street Journal)
Beige Book: Housing Still Soft (American Banker)
WaMu Offers New All-in-One Mortgage (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Tops Fannie Mae’s (Washington Post)
Patrick Proposes Mortgage Fraud Law (Boston Globe)
Investors Turn Attention to Reverse Mortgages (Inman News)
10 Accused of Mortgage Fraud Scheme (Los Angeles Times)
Fremont Workers Sue Over Losses (Los Angeles Times)

Is body oil really a legitimate tax deduction? Maybe in the San Fernando Valley.

Oddball Tax Deductions – AOL Money & Finance

House Prices Slide as Property Glut Grows (Wall Street Journal)
Sales of Previously Owned Homes Plunge to 1989 Level (New York Times)
U.S. Subprime Woes Unlikely to Spread to Britain–S&P (Reuters)
Mortgage Funds Dodging Subprime Bullet (Business Week)
Judge OKs Auction of New Century’s Loan Origination Business (Lakeland Ledger (FL))
N.Y. Offers 40-Year Loan to Aid Low-Income Buyers (American Banker)
Former Fannie Mae CFO Seeks Documents (Washington Post)
Companies Help Workers Buy Homes (Jackson Clarion-Ledger (MS))

Straight from the Trumpmeister himself…….I like all of the reasons except for the sleep one.

A2 Network Webmaster Blog » Ten Reasons Why You’re not a Billionaire

I just had my car broken into as well…….

12 secrets your car insurer won’t tell you – MSN Money

I love the holiday party advice. I have been to about 25+ work related holiday parties and someone will always violate this little rule.

Building SportsNode.com » Blog Archive » 10 Tips for Being a Better Office Professional

The short answer is yes………

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By Anne Fisher, Fortune senior writer

FDIC’s Bair Urges Nonbank Loan Rules (American Banker)
Mortgage Rates Drop for First Time in Six Weeks (Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA))
Appraisers Seek Curbs on Lender Pressure (Baltimore Sun)
2 Subprime Lenders Announce Job Cuts; Call Centers Closed (New York Times)
Merrill Lynch Still Strong on Subprime Home Loans (Daily Herald)
H&R Block’s Mortgage Arm to Trigger Yearly Loss (Wall Street Journal)
H&R Block Agrees to Sell Option One Mortgage to Cerberus (Bloomberg)
Lender Offering Sites, Fees, for Mexican Referrals (American Banker)
Fund May Bid for Loan Unit (Washington Post)