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  • Short sales on the decline as economy improves

    Short sales on the decline as economy improves
    Monica and Bert Horner found their dream home last year in the Baltimore suburbs, but the deal from the start was akin to a troubled relationship — complicated. The four-bedroom, 21/2-bath Colonial in Baldwin was listed as a short sale, meaning...

    Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair value

    Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair value
    The federal regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will now allow certain foreclosed borrowers to buy back the homes they lost — so long as they pay the full current value of the property. The new policy would benefit the housing market...

    Year-end tips for retirement savers young and not-so-young

    It's year-end, and retirement savers of all ages need to check their to-do lists. Here are some suggestions for current retirees, near-retirees and younger savers just getting started. ALREADY RETIRED: TAKE YOUR DISTRIBUTION Unfortunately, the...

    Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...