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How ACORN Foresaw the Foreclosure Crisis in 2001new

The grassroots group helped Oakland pass a tough anti-predatory lending law that would have halted the housing crisis before it started. Then subprime lenders started making campaign contributions in Sacramento.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  09-30-2009  |  Economy

What Was the Role of the Real Estate Appraiser in the Housing Bust?new

Predatory lenders get most of the blame for the housing bust, but real estate appraisers -- many pressured by lenders -- were accomplices.
Style Weekly  |  Diane York  |  06-11-2008  |  Economy

Anatomy of a Foreclosurenew

Besides the borrower, there are four entities involved in loan-making: lenders, brokers, investors and servicing companies.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-13-2008  |  Economy

Too Little, Too Late on Predatory Lendingnew

Predatory lending action is helping some, but the worst may still be ahead.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Dan McGraw  |  09-13-2007  |  Economy

Virginia Mortgage Foreclosures Increasenew

Charlottesville area has nation's worst racial discrepancy in high-cost lending.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Scott Weaver  |  08-22-2007  |  Economy

Where Credit Is Duenew

A Batlimore can-do mortgage broker goes for broke -- but is the housing boom lowering on him?
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  02-21-2007  |  Housing & Development

Bush Appointee Made Fortune With Questionable Lendingnew

Bush's appointee to be ambassador to the Netherlands, Roland Arnall, is the founder of Ameriquest, whose lending tactics have prompted investigations by attorneys general in no fewer than 30 states.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus  |  10-20-2005  |  Politics

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