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  • Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes

    Ask a real estate pro: Don't buy big-ticket items until home closes
    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: I’m a loan officer, and I have a client who is under contract to buy a home. She...
  • Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth

    Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth
    Be careful in taking out student loans: They will hurt you later when you are starting out and trying to establish savings and investments, warns a Boca Raton certified financial planner in a weekly email. Mari Adam quotes the Pew Research Center as...
  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing

    Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing
    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: We are under contract to buy a home. We have our loan approved, and the closing is in about...
  • Simsbury Bank Posts Lower Quarterly Profits

    SBT Bancorp Inc., parent of Simsbury Bank & Trust Co., posted sharply lower profits in the second quarter, as higher mortgage rates significantly slowed home loan refinancing, the bank announced Thursday. The bank said net income for the quarter ended...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • CIT Group to buy Pasadena lender OneWest Bank

    CIT Group to buy Pasadena lender OneWest Bank
    Pasadena's OneWest Bank, which rose from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, agreed to be bought by commercial lender CIT Group Inc. in a $3.4-billion deal that would create the biggest bank based in Southern California. The...
  • Gyasi Zardes' goal is enough in Galaxy's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake

    The Galaxy slowly but steadily has climbed toward playoff contention in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, even if the club hasn't been winning most of its games lately. Entering Saturday night's match against Real Salt Lake, the Galaxy was...
  • With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?

    With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?
    With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp. The government has...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...