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  • Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder

    Qualifying for reverse mortgages will become harder
    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as checking applicants' credit, income and cash flows — is a leap forward, long overdue.
  • Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...

    Holocaust survivor threatened by banks

    As a Holocaust survivor, Abraham Maisner, 85, of Boca Raton, has endured enough agony for one lifetime. Born in 1929 in Warsaw, Poland, Maisner was removed from his family at 10 years old and was forced to live in the Warsaw ghetto. The rest of his...

    Door closes on Welcome Home Illinois program

    Illinois is ending a popular mortgage down payment assistance program a bit earlier than planned, since the $80 million pot has been exhausted. Welcome Home Illinois, started in spring and administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority,...

    First-time buyers taking to the city

    First-time buyers taking to the city
    From the wall-length window in Tyler and Erin Matteau's rented fourth-floor apartment on North Calvert Street, there's a view to the south and, maybe, the young couple's immediate future. "Right there," said Tyler, pointing to a building within...