Items Tagged with 'Comment'


  • Where's your money safe?

    It may not be the Second Great Depression, but it's the most severe economic contraction most of us have seen in our lifetimes. While we haven't experienced the bread lines stretching around the corner or general despondency seen in the Depression-era '30s, we have experienced significant losses of personal wealth, savings, retirement funds, homes, jobs and peace of mind.
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  • Quote of the week

    "People freak out about high food and gas prices, but high home prices are good? It doesn’t make sense. In the long run, prices will be in line with people’s incomes." -- Christopher Thornberg, economist with Beacon Economics, in an interview for a story in an upcoming January 2009 issue of HousingWire Magazine.
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  • HUD Extends Comment Period for RESPA Reform

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday afternoon that it had extended the public comment period on the Bush Administration's proposed reforms to the real estate settlement process, bowing to Congressional as well as industry pressure. The administration proposed sweeping changes to the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act on March 17, including provisions that would expand HUD’s enforcement authority under the Act.
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  • 2008 Reader Survey: Tell HW What You Think

    CLICK HERE to take the reader survey. Many readers know that in the weeks ahead, Housing Wire will be expanding further -- and that I'll begin accepting advertising for this site as well as unveiling an improved site design. HW has managed to sit in the sweet spot between trade media and industry blog, something that we'll be growing substantially here during 2008.
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  • Update: Quick Thank You

    As we head into the weekend, I wanted to take a minute and share a thank-you to all of you who commented and sent me emails regarding the new addition to my family this past week. I really only noted it because I wanted HW readers to know why there wouldn't be any posts for Monday. I received more than 300 emails from well-wishers -- an absolutely overwhelming display, to say the least. It wouldn't be possible to send each of you a thank you, so this post is my best attempt.
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  • MLN Saga Plays On

    The Advocate reports that GMAC-RFC wants the comments of ex-MLN CEO Mitch Heffernan stricken from court records; he had asserted that it was RFC's fault employees weren't paid before being laid off.
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