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[30 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 4,168 views]
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac give green light to foreclosures

To muddle the foreclosure issue just a bit further, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told real estate agents last week to resume selling foreclosed properties.
Why’s that significant? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the government sponsored enterprises (GSE) that have underwritten the majority of mortgages in the nation — had about 240,000 properties set for foreclosure at the end of September. It was about that time that Fannie and Freddie called for a moratorium on foreclosures due to concerns about the adequacy of court filings.
We’re talking about the so-called “robo-signing” …

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[6 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,909 views]
Cell phones and telemarketers

While we at First Arkansas News generally refrain from reporting on rumors that are proven false, there are times when it’s appropriate to mention them.
An email’s been floating around advising people that they need to add their cell phone numbers to the national “Do Not Call” registry as those number will soon be released to telemarketers. I’ve seen a few of those emails over the years, but they won’t go away. In fact, I read an article in a newsletter advising me to add my cell phone number to the …