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  • Battle looms over retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule

    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet on the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Orlando home sales hit decade-long high

    Orlando home sales hit decade-long high
    Existing home sales reached a 10-year high for the core Orlando market in March, a new report shows. Real-estate agents last month sold more than triple the number of houses they had during the depths of the market in January 2008, according to the...
  • Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms

    Reaction to retirement advisor conflict-of-interest rule is muted, but fight looms
    NEW YORK — A newly proposed rule to ban retirement planners from creating conflicts of interest with their customers might appear to put an end to the years-long policy fight over the issue. Don't bet the retirement on it. The battle is just...
  • Loan changes aimed at keeping properties from foreclosure

    Loan changes aimed at keeping properties from foreclosure
    With Chicago and suburban Cook County still one of the markets hardest hit by the housing crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are rolling out another loan modification program to try and keep some of those properties out of foreclosure. The Federal...
  • Reverse Mortgage Paperwork Will Get Tougher

    WASHINGTON —- Interested in a reverse mortgage without a lot of hassles? Better get your application in fast. As of April 27, the federal government is imposing a series of extensive "financial assessment" tests that will make applying for a reverse...
  • GE's Shedding Of Financial Unit Signals Return To Industrial Roots

    GE's Shedding Of Financial Unit Signals Return To Industrial Roots
    Fairfield-based General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the...
  • Applying for reverse mortgages will get tougher

    Applying for reverse mortgages will get tougher
    Interested in a reverse mortgage without a lot of hassles? Better get your application in fast. As of April 27, the federal government is imposing a series of extensive "financial assessment" tests that will make applying for a reverse mortgage tougher...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots

    GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots
      After a 30-year fling with finance, GE is going back to its workbench. General Electric Co. said it is selling the bulk of its giant GE Capital unit and returning to its roots as a “simpler” industrial company. Friday's announcement by...
  • Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning

    Eric Judge: Helping with financial planning
    Eric Judge is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and has worked out of the office on Hartford Turnpike in Vernon since last August. A resident of Windsor, where he lives with his wife and son, Judge previously worked in the Windsor Locks...
  • Retail vacancies still an issue on the Peninsula, but may be improving

    Retail vacancies still an issue on the Peninsula, but may be improving
    Drive anywhere along the prime commercial corridors in Newport News, and you're sure to find an existing, or new, shopping center. But looks can be deceiving. Despite seeing a flurry of new retail leasing and development over the past year, distressed...