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  • Fannie Streamlines DUS Guide

    What’s old is new again. Fannie Mae has revamped its Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) guide, the first major update since the DUS program began about 20 years ago.

  • Loan Guarantees Lead Way on Rural Housing

    For the past several years, the Sec. 538 loan guarantee program has been the flagship development program for the Rural Housing Service

  • CRA’s Anniversary: Much to Celebrate and Much Yet to Do

    As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), we are grateful that CRA has generated an extraordinary increase in access to credit and capital for working class and minority communities

  • Business

    No more free estimates; credit cards vs. debit cards

  • Business

    Prepare your company for the end of the year; get paid faster with credit cards

  • Personal Guaranty of Business Debt

    Most credit applications contain a personal guaranty. In this one, it's clearly spelled out in item No. 4, but in some cases it's buried in a longer document and written in language that makes it hard for the applicant to understand just what he's agreeing to.

  • Business

    Moving the schedule from paper to the computer; taking credit cards; protecting against plywood and lumber price spikes

  • Computers: Spies, Lies, and Staying Safe Online

    Protecting your PC from spyware

  • Good Will Hunting

    Wall Street, says Ivy Zellman of Credit Suisse, doesn't like good will. "Companies that buy other companies today and show good will are being penalized," says Zellman, adding that she'd rather see public builders take a more conservative approach and maximize their return on capital.

  • Legal Adviser: Making Sure You Get Paid

    Making sure you get paid