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VOL. 127 | NO. 62 | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Regions Bank Sets $1B Goal for Homeowner Relief

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Regions Bank said Wednesday that it has set a goal of providing $1 billion in relief to homeowners this year under a federal program.

Homeowners with loans owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage companies, may be eligible for refinancing their home loans or having fees reduced or eliminated.

The Obama administration's refinancing program, the Home Affordable Refinance Program, accounts for more than 20 percent of refinancing nationwide. It was established in 2009, after the financial crisis.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 218 10,440
MORTGAGES 91 293 13,620
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 25 68 2,712
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 62 184 10,076
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 62 3,798
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 90 338 14,895
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 68 3,235

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