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Geithner: Fannie, Freddie Debt Not The Same As U.S. Treasurys – Nasdaq – – WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Debt from Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) shouldn’t be considered sovereign debt, but there should be no doubt about the U.S. government’s support for the two firms, Treasury
Personal Bankruptcies Hit a High, and May Keep Rising – Time – – People enter U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan as the initial hearing takes place in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by CIT on Nov. 3, 2009 David Goldman / In the fourth-floor courtroom of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of
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Real Estate Weekly: Sales of vacation homes rose last year: survey – MarketWatch – – By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Sales of vacation homes rose 7.9% in 2009, compared with 2008 — the first rise in sales of these homes since 2006, according to research this week from the National Association of Realtors. But homes
Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain, Hint at Spring Surge – Yahoo! Finance – – WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – 04/05/10) – Pending home sales rose in February, potentially signaling a second surge of home sales in response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors
Homebuyer tax credit: 30 days left – CNN Money – – NEW YORK ( — Attention shoppers: You have barely a month left before the homebuyer tax credit expires. But depending on where you live, you might not want to rush out to buy. 
HUD Redefines ‘Foreclosed’ to Include 60-Day Delinquencies – – – HUD’s got a big red editing pen in hand and is going to work on what we’ve all understood to be the traditional meaning of foreclosure. 
Mortgage insurers surge as home-loan defaults drop – MarketWatch – – jumped Wednesday, led by PMI Group, after industry data showed a drop in home loan defaults in February. Mortgage Insurance Companies of America, an industry group, said there were 68,675 primary insurance defaults in February. That was down from 98,685
Technology News
Motorola H17txt will read incoming texts – CNET – – Motorola H17txt has text to speech (Credit: Motorola) Motorola has announced the Motorola H17txt today, and no it’s not an April Fools’ joke. The headset has MotoSpeak, Motorola’s name
Microsoft plans April 12 mystery event – CNET – – Pulling another page from Apple’s playbook, Microsoft has sent out a cryptic invitation to lure reporters to an upcoming event, while offering almost no clue as to what will be introduced. In this case, Microsoft has invited
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What Generation Y wants in housing – Chicago Tribune – – — 75.8 million born between 1946 and 1964 — and will be a driving force in the housing market in the decades ahead,” said Walter Molony, a spokesman for the National Association of Realtors. Everyone agrees Gen Y is different. “Gen Y is buying homes
On the market: Workforce housing – Los Angeles Times – – Enterprise Home Ownership Partners Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia, Md.-based nonprofit developer Enterprise Community Partners , offering for-sale workforce housing to qualified candidates. EHOP started developing homes for first-time buyers in