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  • A new housing bubble?

    A new housing bubble?
    Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
  • Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth

    Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth
    Be careful in taking out student loans: They will hurt you later when you are starting out and trying to establish savings and investments, warns a Boca Raton certified financial planner in a weekly email. Mari Adam quotes the Pew Research Center as...
  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing

    Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: We are under contract to buy a home. We have our loan approved, and the closing is in about...
  • Former Fort Lauderdale executive pleads guilty in million dollar bank fraud

    The former owner of a Fort Lauderdale-based consulting company has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced. Henry Fecker III, 60, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, was the owner of Camden Consulting, Inc., a shell company used...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes

    Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I’m a loan officer, and I have a client who is under contract to buy a home. She...
  • Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

    President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. Obama...
  • Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures

    Obama to issue order easing student loan debt pressures
    President Barack Obama will issue an executive action on Monday aimed at making it easier for young people to avoid trouble repaying student loans, a White House official said on Sunday. The president will sign an order directing the secretary of...
  • Student loan relief: Obama's order caps payments at 10% of income

    President Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10% of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...