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  • Growing services allow online payments to family, friends

    Growing services allow online payments to family, friends
    A week after she signed up for a new online-payment service from TD Bank, Linda Asencio emailed money to a niece for her birthday. She used it again a few days later to pay money she owed her mother. "It was really simple," said Asencio, 40, manager...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Delinquent borrower bust pay loan in full

    Ask a real estate pro: Delinquent borrower bust pay loan in full
    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: Due to illness, I fell behind on my mortgage payments. The bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit...
  • State-Run Retirement Plan Rightfully Shelved

    Far too many workers don't save for retirement. Democratic lawmakers want to fix that, to their credit. But their proposed fix needs more work and a much better sales job. A Senate bill entitled "An Act Promoting Retirement Savings" would have...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac won't reduce loan limits, regulator says
    The regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Tuesday he would not force the mortgage finance giants to reduce the limits on loans they guarantee, because of concern about the slowing housing market. Mel Watt, who took over as director of the...
  • California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal

    California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal
    A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.  The pilot program, announced in...
  • Chicago-area home sales fall again in March

    Chicago-area home sales fall again in March
    Sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums in the Chicago area fell for a third consecutive month in March, compared with a year ago, but the double-digit decline isn’t as bad as it seems. While the total sales volume was down 11.1...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Sat., April 26, 2 p.m. Join a...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • GWP officials to propose new series of rates

    Following the discovery of massive errors in multiple years of water-rate increases approved by the City Council in 2012, Glendale Water & Power officials plan to propose a new series of rates that would boost revenue over five years by 5% the first two...
  • Mortgage payments in advance often simply applied to principle

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I would like to get your input on something. After having worked in both the mortgage origination and mortgage servicing industries, my friends often seek my counsel when paying down their loan. After what I have...
  • Homeowner wants out of broke association

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love Ilyce's radio show and want to thank her for all the help and advice she gives. I bought a townhome a couple of years ago with a $60,000 mortgage. After moving in, I realized I did not like paying the...