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* MADISON, Wis. (2/8/11)--Amy Nigrelli has joined the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as vice president of marketing communications, a new position within CUNA's marketing and sales department in Madison, announced Terry Costin, CUNA senior vice president of marketing and sales. Most recently Nigrelli was director of marketing, business and project management for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, an international top 25 law firm in Chicago. Before that, she served in a variety of marketing positions for the firm. She will lead CUNA's marketing operations, which include driving consistent brand strategy across the various disciplines of the association's products and services … * SAN JOSE, Calif. (2/8/11)--Technology CU has launched a new jumbo 30-year fixed-rate home loan program intended to boost the buying power of homebuyers and homeowners up to $3 million. "It's no secret Bay Area housing prices and the cost of living are amongst the highest in the nation," said Steve Donahue, vice president of mortgage orientation for the $1.396 billion asset credit union. "This loan product was created for members with good credit who want to refinance or purchase an upper end home and enjoy the benefit of fixed payments." About 33.2% of all sales in the Bay Area during December were for $500,000 or more; during the past decade sales of homes in that price range averaged 44.9% each month, according to DataQuick Information Systems (Professional Services Close Up Feb. 7) …


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