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  • An In-Depth Look at the Student Loan Crisis with Larry Gilmore

    Friday, November 01, 2013·spcontrol

    Here at the MK blog, we wanted a better understanding of the growing student loan debt issues that are making the news. And we found the man with the answers. This week is the first of a two-part interview with ...

  • Housing and the Government Shutdown

    Monday, October 07, 2013·spcontrol

    As we enter week #2 of the government shutdown, we took a hard look at how it would affect the mortgage market. Here's what we found: * If the shutdown lasts only another week or so, the impact will be minimal. * Fannie ...

  • The Housing Recovery That Wasn’t

    Monday, September 16, 2013·spcontrol

    We've talked in this space before of the housing recovery being perhaps overstated. As the usage of our products--which help struggling homeowners find local resources to help them stabilize their finances--increases, we can't quite get on the recovery bandwagon. A ...

  • Debt Free is the New Sexy

    Monday, August 19, 2013·spcontrol

    A few of us here at MortgageKeeper live and work from Minneapolis...home of long winters, glorious (but short) summers, and the Mall of America. Today at the Mall, one of us was people-watching. What we saw was a twenty-something ...

  • A Debt-Free College Education? Persistence is Key

    Wednesday, August 07, 2013·spcontrol

    We were moved by an article on the Opinion page of The Wall Street Journal late last month. Entitled, "It's Possible to Graduate Debt-Free. Here's How" it details one young woman's persistent effort to finish college without debt. She succeeded, ...

  • Foreclosure is Down, Home Prices are Up. So Why is MK Breaking Records?

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013·spcontrol

    It's a question we here at MortgageKeeper have asked ourselves. The Housing Crisis seems to be easing. Foreclosure is down. For sale signs in our neighborhoods are replaced by "sold" signs a lot faster these days. So why is the ...

  • Single Women, Single Men, and Homeownership

    Monday, July 08, 2013·spcontrol

    I have many single friends--men and women. If I were to generalize among them, I'd say my single male friends tend to rent their homes, while my single female friends overwhelmingly own. The National Association of Realtors has discovered the ...

  • Recovery Brings More Foreclosures

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013·spcontrol

    As we continue to wonder if this recovery is here to stay, the insightful folks at RealtyTrac have shown us statistics that renew concern about foreclosure rates. Foreclosures apparently are on the rise, as banks attend to a foreclosure backlog, ...

  • Celebrating National Homeownership Month

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013·spcontrol

    Even as more and more Americans choose to rent their homes, homeownership still seems to be an ideal for which we strive. And for good reason--it builds and creates the strongest communities. We've pulled together some of our favorite celebrations ...

  • MK Customers Speak Out

    Wednesday, June 05, 2013·spcontrol

    Asking your customers to complete a survey is a little like asking your significant other if an outfit makes you look fat. You *think* you want to know the answer, but then again...! We here at MortgageKeeper bit the bullet ...


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