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FTC bans advance fees for loan mod help | Inman News / Ventura Real Estate

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler November 22, 2010 Legal Updates

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By Inman News, Monday, November 22, 2010.

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For-profit companies that provide “foreclosure rescue” and loan modification services will be barred from collecting fees in advance beginning Jan. 31 under new rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission.

The FTC’s Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) rule prohibits for-profit mortgage-relief companies from …

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Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler August 17, 2010 Buyers

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Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

August 2010

Research has consistently shown the importance of the housing sector on the economy and the long-term social and financial benefits to individual homeowners. The economic benefits of the housing market and homeownership are immense and well documented. The housing sector directly accounted …

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