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  • Getting control of the mortgage after divorce

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Could you tell me what constitutes a legal mortgage? I live in Florida and I have clear title to my home. The homeowner's insurance policy and property taxes are in my name. I got the house and my ex-husband got the...
  • Palmer woman admits dealing in cash to avoid IRS S

    A Palmer Township woman admitted Monday she evaded more than $131,000 in taxes that she owed to the U.S. government, converting her paychecks to cash to keep the money beyond the reach of the IRS. Lilliam Zawarski, 60, pleaded guilty to a single count of...
  • Bank of America near $16 billion settlement over mortgage bonds

    Bank of America near $16 billion settlement over mortgage bonds
    Bank of America is close to a deal with the Department of Justice to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter...
  • How to avoid the next housing bust

    The boom-and-bust in the housing market has ruined lives, wiped out vast amounts of wealth and taught some hard lessons — including at least one that Congress has seen fit to ignore: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have got to go. These huge,...
  • Prosecutors drop most real estate fraud charges

    Prosecutors drop most real estate fraud charges
    When Guilfort Dieuvil was arrested in May 2012, authorities said he had taken advantage of numerous South Florida homeowners during the region's foreclosure crisis. The business executive was accused of luring victims through Haitian and Spanish radio...
  • Tips: Debunking the myths about homeownership

    Tips: Debunking the myths about homeownership
    As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you're holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth. "Buying a home is more affordable...
  • Know risks of buying in-laws' home

    Dear Liz: My in-laws just informed us that they have gone through their retirement fund and soon won't be able to pay their mortgage. They borrowed against the house they've lived in for 30 years and currently owe $325,000. They are devastated, so I am...
  • Ackman files second lawsuit against U.S. government

    (Reuters) - Activist Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management LP filed its second lawsuit in two days against the U.S. government over bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, court documents show. In Friday's complaint with the U.S. District...
  • City seeks to put a dent in false property filings

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings
    Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market. In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
  • Bank of America could get tax break on part of $16 billion mortgage settlement

    As Bank of America prepares for a possible multibillion-dollar settlement with the government, the deal is expected to share a feature common to similar settlements with other banks a big portion that's tax-deductible as a business expense. The...
  • Banks easing lending standards, Fed survey shows

    Banks easing lending standards, Fed survey shows
    The nation’s banks are making it generally easier for consumers and industries to get residential mortgages and business and commercial real estate loans, the Federal Reserve said Monday. In a July survey of senior loan officers, the Fed also found...