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Housing Lobbyists Force Changes in Mortgage Lending

Housing Lobbyists Force Changes in Mortgage Lending

Along with prudence and wisdom, King Solomon’s proverbs show that the great king also prized justice and equity. In the tangled aftermath of 2008’s housing collapse, a series of lawsuits and legislation attempted to bring some of that justice to the deceit-ridden world of mortgage lending. The Dodd...

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Does the Housing Rebound Signal a Coming Crash?

Does the Housing Rebound Signal a Coming Crash?

King Solomon’s famous recommendation to see the industrious ant as a role model for prosperous living points out the need to look to the future while tending to the realities of the present. “Look to the ant, O sluggard,” he says in Proverbs 6:6, “and consider her ways, and learn wisdom.” In...

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QM Rule Updates May Help Housing Recovery

QM Rule Updates May Help Housing Recovery

King Solomon’s views on deceitfulness and unfair dealing are clear. Many of his Proverbs warn of the need to avoid the wicked and behave wisely in order to prosper – and that’s why his words guide money management even today. Now, proposed changes to the upcoming Qualified Mortgage Rule may end...

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Wickedness Exposed: New Bank Fraud Lawsuits

Wickedness Exposed: New Bank Fraud Lawsuits

Throughout his Proverbs, King Solomon advises those seeking to live a Godly life to steer clear of the wicked, and to avoid those who lie and defraud. “Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee," he tells us in Proverbs 4:14. One well-documented “way...

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Is Stagflation Back?  Wise Investors See Benefits

Is Stagflation Back? Wise Investors See Benefits

King Solomon’s words of wisdom offer sound advice for all aspects of investing. The central virtues of his Proverbs – wisdom, prudence and justice – can always help investors sort through the blizzard of advice, often conflicting information and market predictions that can paralyze newbies and...

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Short Sales: Bad Name for Good Real Estate?

Short Sales: Bad Name for Good Real Estate?

King Solomon’s advice for successful and prosperous living arises out of the core virtues of wisdom and prudence. And that’s a combination that produces discernment – the ability to see things clearly and recognize truths. Discernment can come in handy in today’s real estate market, too, as homebuyers...

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Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Along with wisdom and prudence, equity is a major theme in the Proverbs of King Solomon. The purpose of those proverbs, says the King in chapter 1: 3, is “to understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity." But US policy makers are learning...

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First Time Homebuyers Are Opting Out

First Time Homebuyers Are Opting Out

Throughout the many proverbs of King Solomon, houses are linked with prosperity and stability. “A wise woman buildeth her souse," he says in Proverbs 14:1. And even today, owning a home has traditionally been associated with responsibility and security. But that isn’t an option for many potential...

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New Bill Promises More Justice in Housing Policies

New Bill Promises More Justice in Housing Policies

King Solomon is well known for his devotion to justice for a long and prosperous life blessed by God, as we see in Proverbs 11:11 and many similar verses: ‘by the blessing of the just shall the city prosper.” That’s especially true for the wealthy and people in power, who, Solomon says, are especially...

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Can Math Skills Help the Housing Recovery?

Can Math Skills Help the Housing Recovery?

The wise King Solomon believed that knowledge is the basis of wisdom. And wisdom, as he sys in Proverbs 1:5-6 and many similar verses, leads to power and prosperity: “A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser; and he that understandeth shall possess governments.” According to a new study conducted...

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