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  • Will Congress renew tax relief for homeowners' debt forgiveness?

    Congress is back from its summer vacation, so the burning financial question on thousands of homeowners' minds right now is this: Are you guys finally going to help out consumers who are underwater on their mortgages, many of whom face crushing federal...
  • Western lobbyists bring a gentler touch to shape Asia financial reforms

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia is proving new and fertile ground for Western lobbyists and public affairs consultancies who are helping shape post-crisis financial reforms in a region where regulators traditionally operate behind closed doors. As the...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Even after foreclosure, homeowner may get windfall

    Ask a real estate pro: Even after foreclosure, homeowner may get windfall
    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 had an investment property that fell into foreclosure a few years ago. It finally went...
  • Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida

    Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida
    Home price increases have cooled in recent months, but double-digit gains over the past year have helped more South Florida homeowners regain equity they lost during the housing debacle. "Underwater" mortgages fell sharply in the second quarter, to 22...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Foreclosure may wipe out lien holder's claim

    Ask a real estate pro: Foreclosure may wipe out lien holder's claim
    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: A few years ago, I sued and got a judgment against my ex-business partner. I filed the...
  • Two thirds haven't filed claims to Ocwen mortgage settlement

    Two thirds haven't filed claims to Ocwen mortgage settlement
    Only about a third of eligible Florida homeowners has filed claims in a $2.1 billion mortgage settlement case, with the deadline approaching Sept. 15, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation said Wednesday. A total of 31,036 Floridians qualified...
  • In N.C., banks are a reliable source of campaign cash for Sen. Hagan

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on which she served for much of her first term....
  • Lawmakers threaten Ex-Im Bank subpoena in oversight rebuff

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew...
  • Bank of America settles mortgage fraud case for $16.65 billion

    WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America, a record-setting deal that helps homeowners and ends myriad state and federal investigations triggered by the nation's mortgage meltdown. The...
  • Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...
  • U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

    WASHINGTON The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was slipping into low gear. Offsetting a dismal start...