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Apparent Hacked Texts From Manafort's Daughters Refer to Ukraine "Blood Money"

``In a series of texts reviewed by Business Insider that appear to have been sent by Andrea to her sister, Jessica, in March 2015, Andrea said their father had "no moral or legal compass." "Don't fool yourself," Andrea wrote to her sister, according to the texts. Show More Summary

Confident Buyers Stoke The Red-Hot New Home Market

New construction homes are selling fast. Buyers believe their employment opportunities are great, and call for higher rates and prices in 2017.

Trump Faces Bitter Defeat [Today]- The Wall Street Examiner

``Expected tax cuts were a major reason for the market's 10% post-election "Trump reflation" trade. But as we reported over a week ago, Trump can't get his tax plan through until Congress addresses health care... Defeat for health care tomorrow could delay Trump's tax cuts well into fiscal year 2018 -- or later. Hence yesterday's sell-off. ''

Soft Fed Announcement Means Relief For Mortgage Rates

Current mortgage rates are falling, thanks to a less aggressive Federal Reserve and a stifling stock market. Is it time to lock?

Landmark Times Square Building Forecloses, As Latecomer Owners "Waste Away In Margaritavile" of RE Downturn

A unit of Brookfield Asset Management foreclosed on a $60 million mezzanine loan after owners of the former music industry mecca [The Brill Building] failed to make a $5.6 million payment in November. The owners -- including Allied Partners,...Show More Summary

Mortgage Rates Today, March 23, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Can You Apply For A Mortgage With 2 Lenders At Once?

Is it okay to apply with two or more mortgage lenders? To make sure you get approved, or to lock in the best interest rate? There are pros and cons to this strategy.

Matt Taibbi: Trump the Destroyer

Just a month or so into Trump's administration, one of the central promises of his campaign -- the killing off of the Affordable Care Act -- is in trouble. Trump's inability to hold coalitions together, or really do much of anything beyond generate TV ratings, is already showing. Show More Summary

Sears Admits It Has 'Substantial Doubt' About Its Ability To Survive

Sears warned investors that it can't be sure that it will secure the liquidity it needs to keep its doors open. If it continues to experience losses it may not be able to access additional funds under its credit agreement, according to the filing. Show More Summary

Trump's Hard Sell on Health Care Hasn't Worked

``Yesterday morning, we wrote that 17 House Republicans opposed or leaned strongly against the GOP health-care plan that's scheduled for a vote Thursday. Then President Trump visited Capitol Hill and appeared to threaten GOP lawmakers,...Show More Summary

Existing home sales fall from 10-year high

January's sales pace was unrevised at 5.69 million units, which was the highest level since February 2007. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales decreasing 2.0 percent to a pace of 5.57 million units last month. "Realtors are...Show More Summary

Buyers Get A Better Shot At Affordable Housing In 2017

Home values did not rise in January, the first time in 59 months that's happened. But, prices are up nearly 6% for the year. Is it time to buy?

Buying A House Where Prices Exceed Your Budget

Buying a house, especially a fixer-upper, is an investment that could pay off big-time, or deplete every resource you have. Follow these tips for choosing financing and unloading your property for profit.

Mortgage Credit Loosens, Application Volume Rises All in February

February was a strong month in terms of availability of mortgage credit and volume of mortgage applications for new homes, according to separate indices by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA’s Mortgage Credit Availability...Show More Summary

Can I Use Alimony to Qualify for a Mortgage?

With divorce comes plenty of other problems. There goes the issue of who gets the house, who gets the furniture, who gets the kids. It is not an easy time and finding a new place to live indeed adds to the stress of the situation. If you are in custody of the children, choosing an […] The post Can I Use Alimony to Qualify for a Mortgage? appeared first on Blown Mortgage.

My 50th Birthday!

This past weekend, I celebrated my 50th birthday with family and friends. I have two (not much) younger sisters who love to ask “don’t you feel older” and my answer is typically “not really”. I’m actually pretty excited to be the big 5-0…beyond being able to join AARP! The first thing I did on Monday, […]

How Long Can Stocks' P/E-Multiple Expansion Outlive Declining Earnings and Companies' Financial Engineering?

... stocks have soared despite these miserable growth fundamentals. So what gives in this no-earnings-growth environment? Turns out the only thing that has soared is the price-earnings multiple. Over the three-plus years, it expanded...Show More Summary

H-1B Visa Reform Actually Needed... But Trump Looks Set To Punt It

As Bloomberg describes tonight, H-1B visa applications are due at the beginning of April, so if the Trump Administration fails to implement its fixes by then, it's at least a year before they'll have any effect. Moreover, the lack of apparent momentum on this front does not bode well for meaningful changes.... Show More Summary

Defeat in Victory (Netherlands)

``Apart from these numerical gains, the far right managed to set the agenda for the entire campaign season. Both the VVD and the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), which ended at nineteen seats, waged a more explicitly racist and Islamophobic campaign than ever before.''

I attended the top of the Canadian Housing Market, so you didn't have

The second important factor in real estate is financing.  Not everyone has money, so what can they do?  The answers were shocking.  Be ‘creative' was the first response.  Pool your money, borrow from friends and family, own just 5% of a house, get the money however you can and just do it - remember, it only goes up. Show More Summary

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