Chase will give customers $1K if it fails to close a mortgage in 21 days



Chase bank reckons it can now close on mortgage applications within just three weeks, and is so confident of its claim that it’s willing to cough up $1,000 if it fails to do so. The offer is being made via Chase’s new “Closing Guarantee” program for existing customers, the Houston Chronicle reported. The program is […]

Country Bank Celebrates Three Decades of Dedication to New York Neighbors & Businesses



In honor of its past, Country Bank of New York is looking toward the future by rolling out expanded services and unveiling a fresh new identity to mark its 30th Anniversary. The community bank will also offer

Wells Fargo looks to boost African American home ownership



Wells Fargo & Company is hoping to propel a minimum of 250,000 African Americans towards home ownership within the next ten years with a brand new initiative.

An Overview Of Real Estate Investing Strategies – Short Sales



Short sales are currently one of the hottest strategies in real estate investing right now, for a variety of fundamental reasons. But the record market for short sales may be coming to an end soon, as the tax exemption for imputed income will expire at the end of this year. This means that come the dawn of 2013, home sellers will be liable for income taxes on short sales.

Has Your Bank Advised You To Skip Mortgage Payments?



It’s a familiar story. If you google “bank told me to miss a payment” you’ll find dozens of posts and articles about folks who say that they were current on their mortgage, and were told by their mortgage company or their mortgage servicer that they would have a better chance of qualifying for various refinancing programs if they are behind on their mortgage.