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  • Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...
  • Wells Fargo profit rises 3.8% as home lending regains some traction

    No. 1 mortgage lender Wells Fargo & Co. kicked off the bank earnings season with a 3.8% increase in profit in a report that sent modestly positive signals about Main Street lending and the housing market. Wells Fargo had second-quarter net income of $5....
  • Protomartyr funnels frustration into excellent noise

    Protomartyr funnels frustration into excellent noise
    Joe Casey, frontman for bleak post-punk quartet Protomartyr, has read the numerous descriptions of his appearance. These range from generic ("I hear 'insurance salesman' a lot") to inspired (the writer who labeled him a "business-casual Jeff Daniels")....
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • Wells Fargo profit increases 3.8% as home lending regains traction

    With solid quarterly results, Wells Fargo & Co. showed why it has become a darling of banking investors, but it also raised a crucial question: How can the San Francisco financial giant continue its hot stock performance at a time when economic growth...
  • Picking Up Food Stamps In My Mercedes

    Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the...
  • Couple struggling with three loans on two houses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I have a house outside of Atlanta that we have lived in for 30 years. We have a first mortgage and a home equity line of credit, and both still have balances. If we sell this house, we probably could...
  • California said to share in U.S. mortgage settlement with Citigroup

    California said to share in U.S. mortgage settlement with Citigroup
    California will share in the U.S. Justice Department's multibillion-dollar settlement with Citigroup Inc. over defective mortgage investments the Wall Street giant peddled during the housing boom, according to people briefed on the negotiations. New...
  • U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination

    U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination
    It doesn't get much publicity compared with other home mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave....