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  • Efforts under way to open more doors to homeownership

    New efforts are being taken to make it easier for homebuyers, particularly first-timers and those who were burned during the recession, to buy a home. Illinois' state housing agency is tweaking a current initiative to boost the amount of down payment...
  • Southern California foreclosure rates ease again

    Southern California foreclosure rates ease again
    The number of Southern California homeowners in trouble on their mortgage continued to shrink at the start of the year, according to new figures from CoreLogic. The Irvine-based data firm reported that the share of homeowners in foreclosure and of those...
  • Two names added to list of missing in mudslide

    ARLINGTON, Wash. Two more names were added Thursday to the list of those missing and presumed killed by the deadly March 22 mudslide, including a man known only as John Doe. The list now totals 17 names, including that of Victor W. Ford, 44, of...
  • Hunt Valley's PSA acquires risk management firm Councill

    Hunt Valley's PSA acquires risk management firm Councill
    PSA Insurance & Financial Services announced Thursday that it has acquired the Towson-based health care risk management firm Councill. PSA is an insurance and financial services firm based in Hunt Valley. Councill focuses on nursing homes, assisted...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Union Savings Bank Provides $10,000 Sponsorship To After School Arts Program

    Union Savings Bank has continued its support for the After School Arts Program (ASAP) into 2014, recently presenting the organization with a check for $10,000. The sponsorship supports ASAP's The Dream Lives On event, the annual Pilobolus performance...
  • Mortgage rates flatten out, Freddie says: 30-year fixed at 4.41%

    Mortgage rates leveled off early this week, with the average for a 30-year fixed loan at 4.41%, a smidge above the 4.4% recorded a week earlier, Freddie Mac said. Freddie's survey of what lenders are offering to solid borrowers, released Thursday,...
  • Developer Takes Title To Capewell Building, Plans Apartments

    Developer Takes Title To Capewell Building, Plans Apartments
    With financing now lined up, the developer planning a $26 million conversion of the old Capewell Horse Nail Co. factory into apartments said it has acquired the property in Hartford's Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood. The Corporation for Independent...
  • Three banks cut mortgage rates in Norway

    OSLO (Reuters) - DNB , Nordea and Skandiabanken have cut the mortgage rates they charge in Norway, the banks said on Thursday. DNB is cutting rates by 25 basis points to 3.45 percent for its best mortgage deals while Nordea is reducing its rates by 20...
  • India's newest banks plot divergent growth strategies

    (Reuters) - India's two newest would-be banks, Infrastructure Development Finance Co (IDFC) and Bandhan Financial Services Ltd, are planning divergent paths in an industry that is crowded with lenders but still fails to reach roughly half the population....
  • City set to pay consultant to fix water rates

    A consultant is set to be paid $130,000 to fix Glendale’s broken water rates following City Council’s approval this week. That’s on top of about $50,000 the city already paid Berkeley-based Bartle Wells for an initial analysis of the...
  • Illinois mortgage delinquencies fall 27% in 2013

    Illinois mortgage delinquencies fall 27% in 2013
    Five percent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages in Illinois, or 68,000 loans, were delinquent at the end of 2013,  a sizable decline from last year but still higher than the national average. One-third of those past-due home...