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  • Chicago-area home sales fall again in March

    Chicago-area home sales fall again in March
    Sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums in the Chicago area fell for a third consecutive month in March, compared with a year ago, but the double-digit decline isn’t as bad as it seems. While the total sales volume was down 11.1...
  • 'Boomerang buyers' purchase new homes after foreclosures

    'Boomerang buyers' purchase new homes after foreclosures
    Less than five years after Jose and Mary Guadalupe lost their longtime family home to foreclosure, the south Orange County couple were able to buy back their house. "I didn't want any other house," said Jose, a 55-year-old truck driver formerly in...
  • Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings
    Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities. Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...
  • Would-be homebuyers are stuck on the fence

    New lending rules, fluctuating mortgage interest rates and slowly rising home prices haven't dampened enthusiasm for home purchases, but the combination is prompting a question from consumers to lenders. Do I qualify? "It's a different environment for...
  • U.S. home resales hit 1-1/2 year low, but may be stabilizing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on...
  • Two, Including Farmington Man, Convicted By Federal Jury In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    NEW HAVEN — A federal jury convicted a Farmington man and a Poughkeepsie, N.Y. man on all charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme. Andrew Constantinou, 57, of the Unionville section of Farmington, and Jacque Kelly, 48, were convicted Friday...
  • Helping heroes with homes

    Tennessee residents Charles and Judy Hasty bought a small ranch home on North Scenic Street in South Whitehall Township for their daughter and her family four years ago. But life always brings changes, and the Hastys found it was time to sell the home....
  • How to improve credit scores

    Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off for...
  • Mortgage Payment Isn't Late, So Why Do Banks Keep Calling?

    Mortgage Payment Isn't Late, So Why Do Banks Keep Calling?
    Greg Wolff doesn't need a calendar to know it's right after the first of the month: the phone calls from his mortgage company start coming, sometimes twice a day. And the Cheshire resident still has days left before the payment grace period runs out....
  • Scarfo trial presses Philly mob connections

    The meeting at a North Jersey bar was convened to set things straight. Contrary to rumors bouncing around the Philadelphia-New Jersey mob world, Pete "the Crumb" Caprio did not have a hit out on Nicodemo S. Scarfo, son of the jailed, infamous mob boss....
  • Some mortgage originators accused of fraud remain in business

    Adam Goulet, Joshua Hankins and Roger Moore were dealt what looked like professional setbacks when they lost their licenses to originate mortgages for homebuyers in North Carolina. In separate cases, federal authorities said all three gave false...