Thank you Robert J. Bruss

Robert J. Bruss, an author, investment expert and syndicated real estate columnist whose advice appeared in newspapers across the country for more than two decades, died Wednesday at his Burlingame, Calif., home, according to Inman News, the Emeryville, Calif., news service that distributes his column. He was 67. Bruss, began writing his column 23 years …

Countrywide Financial Working with Borrowers

Countrywide Financial Corp handled billing and collections for almost 9 million loans at the end of August. The largest U.S. mortgage lender has provided one in five home loans this year. Countrywide has provided assistance on some 35,000 mortgages this year, including modifying terms on 17,000 loans. The federal government is strongly encouraging lenders to …

IMF Says Subprime Turmoil Likely to Continue

The U.S. subprime crisis is being felt around the world, regardless of early reports to the contrary. It seems that many early reports were an attempt to buy time, downplaying the seriousness of subprime around the world while banks and investors bought and sold. Here is one take from the International Monetary Fund: Japanese Financial …

Mortgage Blues for Nationstar Mortgage

Another lender is singing the mortgage blues and more mortgage brokers are scrambling. Nationstar Mortgage, the subprime unit of Fortress Investment Group LLC said it is no longer accepting new loan applications from brokers, a signal the lender is winding down operations. Nationstar’s decision to stop all wholesale originations became effective on Friday, according to …