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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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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 423 23,573
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 95 5,035

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