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  • Local housing market's cool-off continues

    Local housing market's  cool-off continues
    Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The report from the Illinois Association of Realtors came as little surprise to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Community Renewal Team Expands Foreclosure Prevention Program

    In today's economic climate, consumers are faced with difficult decisions. Some are considering buying a home to take advantages of low prices and interest rates, while others struggle to keep up with mortgage payments because of a loss of income....
  • Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business

    Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance business
    Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser. The company said no formal decisions had been made and no agreements had...
  • Inheritance will not trigger call of condo's mortgage

    Inheritance will not trigger call of condo's mortgage
    Q: In 2008, I moved in with my 80-year-old father. He recently passed away, and I inherited his condominium and the $150,000 mortgage. I want to remain in the condo and continue paying the mortgage. My lawyer wants me to be aware that the lender may...
  • Wal-Mart to offer GoBank mobile checking account with linked debit card

    Wal-Mart to offer GoBank mobile checking account with linked debit card
    Saying it hopes to poach customers from mainstream banks, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is rolling out a mobile checking account with a linked debit card — a program that it promised would remain low-cost by eliminating fees charged for overdrafts or failing...
  • Wal-Mart adds car insurance to Illinois shoppers' lists

    Wal-Mart adds car insurance to Illinois shoppers' lists
    Sure, Walmart.com is the place to go to buy everything from sporting goods to beauty supplies. Now it aims to be a resource for quotes for car insurance. The discount retailer and Fort Lee, N.J.-based AutoInsurance.com last week brought their car-...
  • Wal-Mart to offer low-cost checking accounts

    Wal-Mart to offer low-cost checking accounts
    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has joined financial services company Green Dot Corp. to offer low-cost checking to customers by the end of October. The service, known as GoBank, will waive overdraft fees, minimum balance fees or monthly...
  • Buying a house going into foreclosure is risky business

    Buying a house going into foreclosure is risky business
    Q: There is a house in our neighborhood we would like to pursue. It goes to foreclosure this month. We have tried to buy this property outright, but there are too many liens and back taxes. Outstanding loans (without liens, taxes, etc.) are $434,000....
  • Mortgage rates fall back after hitting 4-month high

    Mortgage rates fall back after hitting 4-month high
    Average fixed mortgage rates moved back down this week after last week's uptick. The average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 4.20 percent this week, down from 4.23 percent last week, Freddie Mac said in its weekly survey. Rates had hit a four-...
  • Oregon firm in Dynasty's network adds two brokers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - TRUE Private Wealth Advisors, an independent registered investment advisory (RIA) firm that is affiliated with New York-based Dynasty Financial Partners, said on Thursday it hired two new advisers at office in Salem, Oregon. John H....
  • Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme

    Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme
    Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered. The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...