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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FHA policies helped cause foreclosure crisis

    Imagine that a federal agency wanted to hurt America's working-class families on purpose. How would it inflict maximum damage? It might start by aggressively marketing homeownership to marginal borrowers. It would tell them that bad credit scores aren't...
  • Government announcing new mortgage lending rules

    Government announcing new mortgage lending rules
    Government officials are unveiling new mortgage lending guidelines designed to curtail risky loans that led to the housing bust.    From the Chicago Tribune: For most borrowers, the rules will mean no more interest-only mortgages, no more loans where...
  • Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension

    Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension
    The cash-strapped Museum of Broadcast Communications will have more time to pay off its newhome after receiving a three-year extension on its mortgage, according to an email this week from founder Bruce DuMont. “We are moving forward,”...
  • Bridgeview slides further into debt to support stadium

    Bridgeview slides further into debt to support stadium
    One of the Chicago area's most debt-saddled suburbs is borrowing even more money as it tries to put off the worst of its financial pain over the struggling Toyota Park stadium. The latest borrowing binge — $27 million — will put Bridgeview...
  • What to consider when choosing to rent or buy

    What to consider when choosing to rent or buy
    Depending on the status of the real estate market the advice regarding renting versus owning can fluctuate, but for older adults ready to make a move, the state of the economy isn't the only consideration. For some they have been living in the same...
  • In Washington National, they trusted

    In Washington National, they trusted
    More than 50 struggling Chicago-area homeowners last year placed their faith and their savings into the hands of Washington National Trust, which promised to save their homes from foreclosure. The homeowners, most of them Hispanic and living in Aurora,...
  • Taking the less-known route

     Taking the less-known route
    If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it? The answer depends largely on the student. Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...