· If you have football teams that lose all the time and tragic amounts of long dark winter, a hamburger feels pretty good.” That’s not to say there aren’t great, modern restaurants here.

Former TierOne Bank CEO gets 11 years in federal prison The former chief executive officer of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the former chief financial officer was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison today for their leading roles in a $750 million securities fraud scheme. Former arthrocare executives sentenced for Orchestrating $750 Million Securities Fraud.

Amherst analysts say the answer lies in cutting borrowers’ principal balances and boosting housing demand, including opening up financing channels for investors. Read More » GSEs’ Short Sales.

 · It contributes to higher delinquency and redefault rates,” Seth Wheeler, senior adviser at the US Treasury, told a conference this month. “The housing problems run very deep, but so far policies have just kicked the can down the road,” says Laurie Goodman, analyst at Amherst Securities, a broker that specializes in mortgage investments.

Clear Capital home prices end up 4.1% lower in 2010, more declines ahead Peak House Prices Will Return to Sand States after 2025: Fiserv Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are refinancing fewer mortgages than at any point since the crisis "I know you guys must be for this because that’s a step that can put more than. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It would actually be in Fannie and Freddie’s best interest to let those.Fiserv estimates that home prices will not return to the past peak levels until 2025. In The News: My Desert – "Valley’s Housing Market Warming" (4-12-10) "The median sales price of new and single-family homes rose 11 percent to about $200,000, about $20,000 higher than in February 2009.This pushed the MLS home price index down by 11.4% from March last year, “the steepest decline in a decade.” But the price declines vary across the spectrum: Saretsky notes that house prices “at the higher end have fallen as much as 35% from peak valuations a few years ago,” while price declines are much more moderate at the lower end.

 · But the same 60-day delinquency rate for those who owed at least 120 percent of the value of their homes was 1.46 percent a month.

Amherst resident, was one of the early par-ticipants who took action when the property was slated for the development chopping block. economic conditions pushed the owners, the Dziekanowski family, to sell the family farm.The fetching price: .2 million. However, NACF.

 · After a record snowfall of more than 100 inches this year, Amherst and other towns in western New York remain partly buried in hard-packed snow, much of it left by town and state snowplows.

LPS: Home prices remain at highest levels since 2007 High unemployment and the anemic housing market remain the biggest challenges to sustainable. While the composite held above its 2009 low, 11 cities hit their lowest levels since home prices peaked.

Quarter of HAMP Mortgage Loan Mods in Default Again More than 25 percent of homeowners who have received assistance under the administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) have fallen behind on their new payments – a harrowing statistic that has stirred up more doubt about the effectiveness of the government’s $75 billion.

And for those who don’t have principal reduction, there is a massively high redefault rate. People lose their homes anyway, even after jumping through cumbersome hoops. Predatory lending is hard to define, but a product is predatory that sinks people deeper into.

 · But Laurie Goodman, head of mortgage strategy at Amherst Securities Group, took a closer look at past redefault rates on modifications that cut payments by 34 percent, and she told the New York Times that 65 percent of borrowers who have received that same amount of savings, fell back into delinquency.

JPMorgan Chase earnings soar, but mortgage sector falls Moody’s: $10.3 Billion in US CDO Downgrades During October 2 February 2009 Special Comment Moody’s Global Credit Policy – Corporate Default and Recovery Rates, 1920-2008 Special Comment Moody’s Global Credit Policy Corporate Default and Recovery Rates, 1920-2008 Rating downgrades in 2008 surpassed rating upgrades for the first time since 2003.JPMorgan earnings rose to $2.65 a share, hurtling past estimates for $2.32.. mostly due to lower mortgage banking income, amid a decline in mortgage applications.. jpmorgan chase, Citigroup.