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  • Be a Square: Mobile Payment Service Offers Advantages for Some Remodelers

    Accepting credit and debit card payments via your smartphone or iPad is convenient, green, and social. Is it right for your business?

  • Affordable Coming to CME

    Freddie Mac will soon add affordable housing products to its Capital Markets Execution (CME), the company’s securitized mortgage program.

  • Wilmington, Del.

    Home to many financial companies, Wilmington has been hit particularly hard by the recession. But local architects aren't completely without hope.

  • Chicago Nonprofit Keeps Credit Flowing in Tough Times

    The Chicago-based Community Investment Corp. (CIC) recently announced a five-year $400 million loan fund to help resuscitate the area’s affordable housing market.

  • Letters

    Fire-sprinkler costs reconsidered; epoxy for wood rot; credit-card commiseration; a vote for country of origin

  • Letters

    Leak-free chimney; stainless steel screws and copper; subslab vapor-barrier details; credit card warning

  • Fannie Closes the Gap

    Fannie Mae is offering competitively priced debt for the affordable housing industry as it mulls a return to the taxexempt bond credit-enhancement market.

  • Swap Meet

    It may not be the only game in town, but Freddie Mac’s swap product is the most compelling thing in the market these days for developers using tax-exempt bonds to fund their projects.

  • Lower Prices, Higher Barriers

    Freddie Mac is lowering its pricing even as its credit standards grow more conservative in the first half of 2008.

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