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  • Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation

    WASHINGTON — As Ben S. Bernanke walks away from the Federal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy. On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to...
  • Make an informed decision regarding property value

    Q: I have owned my building for eight years and have been living in one unit and renting out the other for just as long. I recently moved from my rental property and purchased a house in a different state with my wife and kids. Trying to maintain the...
  • Salaries needed to own a home in 25 major U.S. cities

    Salaries needed to own a home in 25 major U.S. cities
    It should come as no surprise that in order to own a home in cities like New York or Los Angeles, you have to have a higher than average salary.  But what about other cities like Dallas, Chicago or even right here in Orlando?  Mortgage resource...
  • Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com

    Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com
    President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to conduct a novel interview on housing policy with the chief executive of the real estate website Zillow.com. The president reiterated his call for the passage this year of a broad...
  • 5 years after financial crash, many losers -- and some big winners

    5 years after financial crash, many losers -- and some big winners
    Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics. For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
  • Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter

    Dealing with Chicago's vacant buildings isn't an open-and-shut matter
    Dorothy Leonard has lived for 33 years in the same house on the same block in West Humboldt Park, one of the better blocks in the struggling West Side Chicago neighborhood. She's the block's unofficial ambassador, shooing away young people who gather...
  • Wall Street moving in on American Dream

    Wall Street moving in on American Dream
    The new homeowners on your block could be from out of town — Wall Street. After amassing significant rental portfolios elsewhere, deep-pocketed institutional investors are descending on the Chicago area, buying up thousands of single-family homes...
  • 3 charged with mortgage rescue fraud scheme

    3 charged with mortgage rescue fraud scheme
    An alleged mortgage scam that swindled at least 54 suburban, primarily Hispanic homeowners out of $220,000 has resulted in three federal indictments. Melvin T. Bell, 37; Monica Hernandez, 43; and Carlos Rayas, 39, face federal fraud charges tied to...
  • South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish

    South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish
    Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin. All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Friends' Shallow End Gals crime trilogy the talk of Niles, Mich.

    Friends' Shallow End Gals crime trilogy the talk of Niles, Mich.
    "Hi. I'm the dead girl in the alley,” said Carolyn Gale. At the moment, she was the waitress behind the bar, it being lunchtime at the Tavern. But sometime before Christmas, she will be on the back cover of the next Shallow End Gals' novel, as she...