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  • Here comes another mortgage binge

    Here comes another mortgage binge
    Plenty of people who go on wild drinking binges end up with sound reasons to avoid repeating the experience: painful hangovers, lasting embarrassment, ruined relationships, encounters with police. But that doesn't stop some of them from doing it again....
  • Postal Service gets high marks from public

    Postal Service gets high marks from public
    Kevin Timmons loves his job. On a chilly and drizzly day recently, he walked briskly from one shop to the next in a Baltimore County strip mall. "Mailman!" he called as he stepped inside one store and held up a bundle of mail. Timmons flashed a smile...
  • Underwater mortgages falling as home prices rise

    Underwater mortgages falling as home prices rise
    Widespread home price increases have helped more South Floridians break free of burdensome mortgages, a new report shows. At the end of the third quarter, 43,630 homeowners in Palm Beach County owed more than their properties were worth, down 36 percent...
  • Fees mount as Hampton Roads transportation group delays bank decision

    Fees mount as Hampton Roads transportation group delays bank decision
    One of the newest transportation organizations in the region is still without a bank to deposit tax money collected from the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund — and it's costing taxpayers money as officials wait. Members of the Hampton Roads...
  • Mortgage rates drop to new low for the year, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates drop to new low for the year, Freddie Mac says
    Mortgage rates have hit a fresh low for the year. The average for a 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.80% this week, down from 3.93% a week earlier, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday. Lenders, meanwhile, offered a 15-year fixed mortgage at 3.09%,...
  • Bright spots in Chicago's housing market for 2015

    Bright spots in Chicago's housing market for 2015
    It's almost time to take down the 2014 calendar and hang up a new one in its place, one that's empty except for plenty of expectations of what the new year will bring. Here are some things to look for on Chicago's housing landscape in 2015. Fewer...
  • Mortgage rates fall to 2014 low

    Mortgage rates fall to 2014 low
    Average fixed mortgage rates hit a new low for the year, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage declined to 3.8 percent this week, down from last week's 3.93 percent and 4.47 percent for the same week a year ago. On a 15-...
  • AG opinion halting Hampton Roads transportation group's push to bank funds

    AG opinion halting Hampton Roads transportation group's push to bank funds
    An official opinion from the Virginia Office of the Attorney General is preventing a newly created transportation group from deciding where to park nearly $200 million in taxpayer monies. Thomas C. Inglima, an attorney with Norfolk-based Wilcox and...
  • Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes

    Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes
    When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...
  • Connecticut Banking Commissioner Pitkin To Retire

    Connecticut Banking Commissioner Pitkin To Retire
    Howard Pitkin, commissioner of the state banking department for seven years, much of it marked by the mortgage crisis, will retire in January, ending four decades in the department. "I'm of an age that I still want to enjoy the years I have left with...
  • Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers

    Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers
    Moonlight shone over Mandeville Canyon on a recent night when Christen Carter noticed something out of place: a U.S. Postal Service truck making deliveries. "Who's getting mail at night?" said Carter, 45. An increasing number of residents both in...