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  • Belair-Edison: Fighting for a neighborhood for 'the middle'

    Belair-Edison: Fighting for a neighborhood for 'the middle'
    Marguerite Gallup can see it in her mind's eye: her three children racing Big Wheels in the alley behind their red brick rowhouse, her husband at work at the nearby steel mill. She'd be in the small but serviceable kitchen where she made the family dinner...
  • Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate

    Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign. Garcia, a Cook County...
  • Short sales need a tax break

    Short sales need a tax break
    Despite the recovery of the economy since 2008, there are still many homeowners who owe more than their property is worth. A bill pending in the U.S. Senate would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2016, curtailing tax penalties for...
  • Website helps buyers find mortgage assistance programs

    Website helps buyers find mortgage assistance programs
    The Bank of America announced Tuesday the launch of its new web-based tool to help homebuyers find mortgage assistance programs, including help with down payments and closing costs. Consumers can go online to the Bank of America Down Payment Resource...
  • Letters: Reverse mortgages; Fracking

    Reverse mortgages Brandi Bottalico's story (The Capital, March 18) was liberal feel-good fluff, filled with half-truths, inaccuracies and innuendo. I have been helping seniors make educated financial decisions using the home equity conversion mortgage...
  • Card counters, casinos battle to tilt the odds

    Card counters, casinos battle to tilt the odds
    The Montgomery County mortgage lender arrived at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore with money clips holding 50 neatly folded $100 bills. But after the player spent 80 minutes at a blackjack table, a shift manager approached, told him politely but firmly that...
  • Real Estate Insider: Mortgage insurance? You must be kidding

    Real Estate Insider: Mortgage insurance? You must be kidding
    Health Insurance, life Insurance, dental, vision, disability and long term care insurance. I know, you feel "insured to death" with the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars spent monthly to protect yourself from the inevitable event(s) that become...
  • Bureau invites consumers to post details of bad mortgage experiences

    Bureau invites consumers to post details of bad mortgage experiences
    Move over, Yelp. The federal government's top consumer agency has just begun allowing mortgage borrowers to vent publicly — in full narrative detail — about the bad experiences they've had with financial institutions. Say your mortgage...
  • 4 questions to ask before choosing a real estate agent

    4 questions to ask before choosing a real estate agent
    A good real estate agent can make or break a home search, especially if you're a young buyer. According to a new report by the National Association of Realtors, 90 percent of adults 34 and younger who bought a home in the 12-month period ending June...
  • Spring fever: Home improvement projects sprout refinancing surge

    Along with warming weather, budding plants and the inescapable desire to head outdoors, spring is also the season of starting those home improvement projects inspired by the latest home show or just simply because it's time to make a change. Studies...
  • Ask a Real Estate Pro: New mortgage rules affect loans between family members

    Ask a Real Estate Pro: New mortgage rules affect loans between family members
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, visit SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: We have a rental property that we're trying to sell to our...