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NOV 2, 2011 4:00pm ET
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Story Title: Shelby to 30-Year Mortgage: Drop Dead

Story_Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2011

Comments: How about giving us a link to the remarks so we can send him some of ours.  I have a few things to tell him in common course english!. If you have his email address send it too.
Gary Ardesson

Mohave State Bank

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Editor’s reply: Get in touch with Sen. Shelby at http://shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby.


Story_Title: Owner-Occupants Few and Far Between in So. Fla.
Story_Date:  Monday, October  3, 2011
Comments:  Article misleading because second home owner and owner occupants are counted the same for conventional financing and agency condo approval. Although the percentage listed of owner occupants may be accurate, the remaining owners are not all investors. Most are second home/ seasonal residents; hence, they do not apply for homestead exemption.

Dan Doherty
Palm Beach Gardens

MetLife Home Loans

Editor’s reply: Sounds as if it is the way they are counted is misleading, and should change!


Story_Title: Leader of $98 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced
Story_Date:  Monday, October 17, 2011
Comments: Only 9 years?
Joyce Hanson
Evergreen Home Loans

Bellevue, Washington

Editor’s reply: The biggest mortgage fraud sentence I remember was for 99 years! Guess which state? (Texas) In that one the judge explained that he was sentencing this person for an additional two years for every lie she told the court. Apparently the judge thought there were many!

Story_Title: ReMax Finds Higher Home Sales in 53 Markets
Story_Date:  Friday, September 16, 2011

Comments: First paragraph is incorrect. Year over year gains were seen in 47 of 53 markets, not all 53 (according to the press release).

Timothy Griffin

Boston MA


Story_Title: New Tower Sparks Old Memories
Story_Date:  Friday, September  9, 2011

Comments: Thank You Mark. It is a day to not forget.
Larry Jones

Americal Financial Group
Calistoga, CA

Editor’s reply: Thank you, Larry. 9-11-2001 is indeed a day not to forget!

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Comments (7)
Super ifnoramtive writing; keep it up.
Posted by | Monday, November 07 2011 at 8:59AM ET
Please keep thworing these posts up they help tons.
Posted by | Tuesday, November 08 2011 at 10:55PM ET
There is an unknown element in the mortgage fraud issue.This is not a guess.I have information which shows.Mortgage Electronic Registration System MERS.Has been and is continuing to be accessed by my former spouse.
He works for an auto dealership in N.Y.As a finance manager.
I know his hand writing.Began in the mid 1980s.I did not know until recently.I began having problems with access to the N.Y courts.Then I found this fraud on our marital home led me to finding it on my current home.
This is organized crime ring,underground banking.Officials in Suffolk County involved.
Recently, I checked Fla.county official records.Ex often visited Fla.Found the same thing in Fla.all counties.
I know because I am being greatly effected due to the corruption.Cross ref.the participants.Gifted with a very good memory ability to cross ref. in my head.
I can name some of the Straw people.The same Straw men buying homes in both Fla. & N.Y.I have some of the ink copies of these notes.
Posted by | Wednesday, November 09 2011 at 12:18PM ET
I can't believe you're not plyanig with me--that was so helpful.
Posted by | Sunday, December 18 2011 at 12:40PM ET
Your article was excellent and erudtie.
Posted by | Saturday, January 14 2012 at 1:58AM ET
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