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  • A chance to rein in payday loan abuse

    A chance to rein in payday loan abuse
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally turned its regulatory gaze to short-term lenders — think payday loan and automobile title loan companies — that build businesses around loans that can't be repaid. The bureau floated a...
  • Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%

    Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%
    Mortgage trends were mixed this week, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders showed, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan edging up to 4.14%, from 4.12% a week ago. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.23% to 3.27%, according...
  • Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%

    Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%
    The cost of getting a home loan has slipped back to the lowest level of the year, with Freddie Mac pegging the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage early this week at 4.12% compared to last week's 4.14%. The average rate for a 15-year fixed-rate...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest
    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California

    Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California
    State lawmakers Wednesday gave initial approval to proposals that would reduce penalties for selling crack cocaine, require medical marijuana dispensaries to get state licenses and allow people in the country illegally to get student loans for college....
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates down again; 30-year averaging 4.12%

    Fixed mortgage rates declined for the fifth straight week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans at an average of 4.12%, down from 4.14% a week earlier. The average offering rate for a 15-year fixed loan fell to 3.21%...