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Housing Market Pays Dividends At Foxtons

The London-focused estate agents saw its pre-tax profit up by 57% to A 23.1m in the six months to June 30. The special dividend payment is more than half of the group's profit before tax and is the second pay out since it returned to London's stock market almost a year ago.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Small banks want fairer mortgage fight

Smaller banks say there would be more competition in the mortgage market if regulators freed them from the burden of overly cautious financial safeguards.

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National Mortgage News

Mortgage Banking Profits Rise in 2Q: MBA

Community Builder or Divider? Homeownership's Pluses and Minuses The benefits of homeownership are often cited in policy debates, though it has some downsides.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home, George Mason University

KIMA

U.S. credit card late payments down in 2nd quarter

Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.

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Business News

RBS to be fined A 15m for giving poor sales advice to mortgage customers

The Financial Conduct Authority will fine Royal Bank of Scotland about A 15m for giving poor sales advice to mortgage customers in the latest blow to the taxpayer-controlled bank's reputation.

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KOAT-TV

Obama announces new efforts for vets

President Barack Obama detailed Tuesday how his administration is attempting to rectify shortfalls in caring for war veterans, just as new threats abroad could require more sacrifices for American military families.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

680News

US home prices rise 8.1 per cent in June; smallest increase in more than 18 months

This Aug. 14, 2014 photo shows a sign in front of a home for sales in Whittier, Calif.

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Related Topix: Housing, Whittier, CA, Home, Home Selling, Real Estate, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Globe and Mail

I'm on track to be mortgage-free by 31

Two years ago, when I was 27, I took all my savings and bought a $425,000 house in Toronto with the goal of being mortgage-free in four years.

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WGBH

Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Mel Watt, director of Federal Housing Finance Agency, says many homeowners who could qualify to refinance their mortgages under the HARP are suspicious.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, UC Davis, Davis, CA, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Daily Kos

Economics Daily Digest: The mortgage crisis, act 2

With a large number of mortgage relief measures scheduled to end in the coming year, David Dayen says that many foreclosures will seem as though they were only deferred from 2008.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

Mortgage Choice Limited's "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Bank of America

's stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by investment analysts at Bank of America in a note issued to investors on Monday.

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Reuters

U.S. S&P 500 stock index hits 2,000 milestone

The U.S. S&P 500 stock index broke through the landmark 2,000 level on Monday, marking a six year rally which has benefitted many Americans from Wall Street to Main Street.

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KIMA

Sales of US new homes fall in July

Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures

Cybercast News Service

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

U.S. stocks reached another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index traded briefly above 2,000 points for the first time early Monday.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Housing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Francois Hollande

KXVO

The importance of an emergency fund

Emergencies may be unexpected, but you still can plan for them. Saving money to weather an emergency should be a top priority for everyone.

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Fox News

New Home Sales Fall, Supply Sharply Increases

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of properties on the market and a moderation in price increases should help to stimulate demand in the months ahead.

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Examiner.com

Death to Venus: Who Should Regulate Porn-Government or Market?

In Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice , Antonio, the titular Venetian merchant, mortgages his pound of flesh to the Jewish moneylender Shylock for 3,000 ducats to fund his impecunious friend Bassanio's amorous pursuit of Portia, a rich heiress in Belmont.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

KETV-TV

Lowest mortgage rates of the year means now might be the time to move

It could be a good time to move, with mortgage rates for home buyers at the lowest point this year.

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The New Zealand Herald

Reverse mortgage popularity falls

A rise in the number of New Zealand babyboomers retiring is not being matched by a similar growth in the reverse mortgage market as the value and number of such loans written has fallen.

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