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  • 'Americons,' about predatory lending, piles on the filler

    'Americons,' about predatory lending, piles on the filler
    "Americons" aims to expose predatory mortgage lenders the way "The Wolf of Wall Street" did pump-and-dump stockbrokers. Former football player Jason (Beau Williams, who also penned the screenplay) works as a nightclub bouncer to make ends meet until...
  • City National deal: A happy union of 2 thriving banks

     City National deal: A happy union of 2 thriving banks
    California, with its booming wealth and population, has always been a fertile place to grow a bank — as in 1904 when Amadeo Giannini founded Bank of America, then called Bank of Italy, to serve immigrant dockworkers. It may be an even better place...
  • Mortgage rates are lowest since 2013

    Mortgage rates are lowest since 2013
    Mortgage rates declined for the third straight week, with lenders on average offering 3.63% on a 30-year fixed loan, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. The mortgage finance giant said that this week's rate for a 30-year mortgage fell from 3.66% last week...
  • Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since May 2013

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, slipped further...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk

    The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country's fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments Wednesday...
  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme

    Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase ordered to pay $35.7 million in Md. mortgage kickback scheme
    Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase would pay $35.7 million for participating in a mortgage kickback scheme with a now-defunct Owings Mills-based title company under a federal consent order filed Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and...
  • Orlando underwater-mortgage rate among highest

    Orlando underwater-mortgage rate among highest
    More than a quarter of the owners of mortgaged homes in Metro Orlando were stuck in underwater houses last quarter — one of the highest rates nationally, a new report shows. The good news for Orlando is that it could be worse. Neighboring Polk...
  • Credit insurance can be hard to find for older home buyers

    Q: My neighbor told me about a clause to be added at the time of signing to buy a house. It would pay off the remaining mortgage in case of death of a spouse. We are buying a house through a Veteran's Administration (VA) loan for $350,000 and we are...
  • Illinois boosting mortgage assistance for buyers, borrowers

    By one count, there are about 2,300 programs and 1,100 entities around the country that offer some form of down-payment assistance to homebuyers. Consumers, however, don't know how to find them. That's the consensus from talking to the people on the...
  • Calendar of major business events scheduled for Thursday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday: All times are Eastern WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January, 8:30 a.m....
  • Cook County judge accused of falsifying mortgage application

     Cook County judge accused of falsifying mortgage application
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge has been removed from the bench after being accused of providing false information while refinancing a mortgage for a home she owned. On Tuesday, Judge Beatriz Santiago was reassigned from hearing traffic cases to...