Barry Zigas

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Name: Barry Zigas
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

6 must-dos before buying a home

By Florida HomeBy Dana Dratch – Bankrate.comYou might be ready to buy a home, but are you armed with the knowledge you need? Do you know about credit score requirements? Are you familiar with flexible standards on Federal Housing Administration loans ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

6 Things To Do Before You Buy A Home

Have a checklistWhether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced owner, buying a house requires a "preflight check," in the words of Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America.Here is a six-item checklist, including ... [Published Nasdaq - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Ocwen Holds First Community Advisory Council Meeting

-- Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE: OCN), the nation's fourth largest mortgage servicer, today held the first meeting of the company's Community Advisory Council (the "Council") at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The 15-member organization gathered ... [Published Noodls - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ocwen Holds First Community Advisory Council Meeting

(NYSE:OCN), the nation’s fourth largest mortgage servicer, today held the first meeting of the company’s Community Advisory Council (the “Council”) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The 15-member organization gathered to discuss topics ranging ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Minority Borrowers Feel Mortgage Pinch--Update 2

By Joe LightAs the housing recovery continues in fits and starts, black and Hispanic borrowers are receiving a smaller share of mortgage loans, according to Federal Reserve data.The report, released Monday, comes as some lenders face lawsuits alleging ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 22 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

STATEMENT: Housing Experts on the Senate Banking Committee’s Vote to Reform the Nation’s Housing Finance System

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Banking Committee voted 13-9 to approve S. 1217, a bill to reform the nation’s housing finance system. The bill winds down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, replacing them with a system whereby a new government entity will ... [Published Center for American Progress - May 15 2014]

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"below 660 or 680, you're either going to have to pay sizable fees or a higher down payment" Zigas says. And that's pretty much the cutoff score for getting a mortgage, he says
...stakeholders to participate in its Community Advisory Council," said Barry Zigas, Director of Housing Policy at the Consumer Federation of America. "today, the council members engaged in very productive dialogue on a variety of issues of importance to consumers and community-based organizations, and we look forward to using this forum to further our common goals."
"we keep hearing reports that minority borrowers are being priced out of the market or can't get loans at all" said Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America

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6 must-dos before buying a home [Published The Palm Beach Post - Oct 08 2014]
6 Things To Do Before You Buy A Home [Published Nasdaq - Oct 08 2014]
Ocwen Holds First Community Advisory Council Me... [Published Noodls - Oct 03 2014]
Ocwen Holds First Community Advisory Council Me... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 23 2014]
Minority Borrowers Feel Mortgage Pinch--Update 2 [Published 4 Traders - Sep 22 2014]
STATEMENT: Housing Experts on the Senate Bankin... [Published Center for American Progress - May 15 2014]
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