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This is awesome news for homeowners who are upside down on their mortgage and for the real estate industry as a whole.  It’s nice to see Fannie and Freddie finally doing the right thing after they seriously contributed to the housing bubble and subsequent bust by issuing mortgages to people who were unlikely to ever …

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I’ve never liked the idea of repealing the mortgage interest deduction.  The idea proposed here would not eliminate this deduction but instead simply reduce the benefit for high-income families, those in the 35% tax bracket.  BOOOO!

The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, unveiled a tax reform plan (pdf) on Dec. 4 to raise …

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By Ken Horst curated from wsj.com -

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There are many things to consider before buying your fist home.   While home prices and mortgage rates are currently at historic lows, many more factors need to be considered beyond  the monthly payment.

The time may be ideal for young, first-time home buyers like the Chaikens to snag a deal, experts say. But before going house …

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Having a good credit score is an important part of getting a loan when buying a home. In fact, the difference between a good and bad credit score can amount to paying several hundred dollars more per month on your mortgage. Then for starters, how can you go about checking on what your current score …

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