Homeownership Champions Unite: Locked out of the Oakland Market

Homeownership helps families and individuals across America create and maintain wealth. When people own their homes, children perform better in school, communities are healthier, and families have financial stability to weather economic hardships. But as homeownership declines, America could become…
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New Rules of the Road for Mortgage Lenders and Borrowers – Part II

In my last post, I discussed new protections that are effective this month for home buyers seeking a mortgage. But that’s just the start: The new mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau also protect you after you get your mortgage.…
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New Rules of the Road for Mortgage Lenders and Borrowers – Part I

If you’re current or aspiring homeowner, we have good news for you! Effective this month, new common-sense rules will help ensure that lenders treat borrowers fairly. The new rules come from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency…
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CFPB Strikes a Blow Against Discrimination in Auto Lending

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered Ally Bank to pay $80 million in damages to more than 235,000 borrowers who were forced to pay higher interest rates due to the color of their skin.…
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