Some real estate pros take aim at anti-piracy legislation

Some real estate practitioners and technologists have taken a stance against federal anti-piracy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives (SOPA) and the Senate (PIPA), worried that it could restrict the legitimate sharing of real estate information online. Online user-generated encyclopedia site Wikipedia blacked out its site recently to protest the anti-piracy legislation that critics …

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Online mortgage shopping made easier

The vast amount of information available online about mortgages – such as interest rates, loan benchmarks, prepayment penalties, and the like – can cause home buyers to feel confused and overwhelmed when shopping for a mortgage.  Most surprisingly, a recent survey found that only 61 percent of homeowners surveyed said they comparison shopped for a …

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New online help from Fannie Mae

New online help from Fannie Mae Since the start of the housing downturn, the number of Web sites and foreclosure-prevention companies claiming to offer help to struggling borrowers has greatly increased.  While some of the businesses are legitimate, others are fraudulent and offer services that consumers may be eligible to receive free of charge. MAKING …

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