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  • Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?

    Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?
    There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent...
  • Suit asks why U.S. bailout of AIG wasn't more generous

    The trial pitting a fallen financial titan against an array of former high government luminaries provides a through-the-looking-glass view of the financial credit crisis of 2008 — a view that only makes sense on Wall Street. In the U.S. Court of...
  • Founders of KEL law firm to receive public reprimand

    Founders of KEL law firm to receive public reprimand
    The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand for the founders of the K.E.L. law firm: Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Craig R. Lynd and Matthew S. Englett. All three founders acknowledged that they violated the state’s attorney regulations when...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%
    Lenders were offering 30-year fixed mortgages to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.01%, a Freddie Mac survey found, down a hair from 4.02% last week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan, a popular option for refinancers, edged lower...
  • Mortgage customers rank Quicken Loans tops — again

    Mortgage customers rank Quicken Loans tops — again
    Quicken Loans topped an annual national ranking of customer satisfaction with primary mortgage lenders for a fifth consecutive year. While that's good news for the Detroit-based online lender and other companies that fared well in J.D. Power's survey,...
  • Vying for lower interest rate may blow 'locked-in' deal

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am in church on Sundays and miss hearing Ilyce on her radio show. My need to hear about interest rates is urgent. We have a closing set in the next two weeks, but our locked-in loan rate of 4.5 percent also...
  • Short sale can have grave tax implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am about to close on a short sale in Atlanta and I am being told my lender is going to issue me a 1099C. Can you give me the name of a good tax person I can speak to that might be willing to help me understand...
  • Real estate broker pleads guilty to $5.5M fraud

    Real estate broker pleads guilty to $5.5M fraud
    A real estate broker who sold ritzy properties around South Florida pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal fraud charges involving more than $5.5 million. Christopher White, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, admitted that he pressured clients to send him large...
  • Seniors' income rebounds, but many still hurting

    Seniors' income rebounds, but many still hurting
    Five years after the recession ended, income for seniors in Broward and Palm Beach counties is rising while the population as a whole loses ground. The median household income for people 65 and older in Broward County was $34,415 in 2013, up from $29,...
  • Shopping for a loan? Credit unions can be consumer-friendly option

    Credit unions reached a pair of milestones recently, and that's good news for home buyers. The nation's 6,557 credit unions surpassed 100 million members in June, according to the Credit Union National Assn. But more important, at least to the housing...
  • FHA squeezing loans for condos despite surging demand

    Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency. List...