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Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?
Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?

The account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of how he couldn't refinance his Washington townhouse seemed the perfect example of mortgage lending standards that many complain are too tight.  Lending experts, though, said Bernanke's refinancing woes, which went viral after his remarks at a conference Thursday, could be fixed easily: There are plenty of banks that would replace the $672,000 mortgage the former central banker obtained three years ago. That was when Bernanke and his wife, Anna, took advantage of historically low interest rates -- driven down by the Fed's own policies -- to replace a 5.375% loan with another at 4.25%. Bernanke, who left...

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