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  • U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA

    NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as demand for both refinancing and purchase loans increased, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of...
  • Gen-X remains deepest underwater on home mortgages

    The mortgage crisis may be easing, but it's still hitting some people harder than others. Nearly half of all mortgages that are still "underwater" in Los Angeles and Orange Counties are held by homeowners aged 35 to 49, according to a report out Tuesday...
  • Case-Shiller index: South Florida house prices up in June

    Case-Shiller index: South Florida house prices up in June
    An index measuring house prices continues to show slower growth across South Florida. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 11.5 percent in June compared with a year ago. The annual increase...
  • Washington state man seeks his gay partner's federal benefits

    WASHINGTON The ceremony was meticulously planned, befitting a wedding where one of the grooms is a self-professed Virgo with obsessive-compulsive leanings. A roving Austin Powers impersonator posed for photos with guests as a pair of dolphin ice...
  • Obama woos veterans with mental health care, military home loans

    Obama woos veterans with mental health care, military home loans
    President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial firms to lower home loan costs for military families. The president was embarrassed...
  • Most Won't See Benefit From New Credit Scoring For Years

    WASHINGTON —- You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues...
  • Monarch Bank to open Peninsula headquarters at Newport News Tech Center

    Monarch Bank to open Peninsula headquarters at Newport News Tech Center
    Monarch Bank, the second-largest community bank in Hampton Roads by deposits, plans to expand with a Peninsula headquarters next to the Whole Foods under construction at the Tech Center at Oyster Point. "We have a lot of clients on the Peninsula,"...
  • Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida

    Underwater mortgages decline across South Florida
    Home price increases have cooled in recent months, but double-digit gains over the past year have helped more South Florida homeowners regain equity they lost during the housing debacle. "Underwater" mortgages fell sharply in the second quarter, to 22...
  • Mediation veteran Eric Green to oversee Bank of America settlement

    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases involving the likes of Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard, and even Bank of...
  • Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

    For years, it was "the Wild West" of real estate scams. As the housing crisis pummeled struggling homeowners, scammers pounced. They offered "easy" loan modifications and "foreclosure counseling" that were often nothing more than attempts to wrest money...
  • BofA to pay $16.65 billion over soured home loans in mortgage meltdown

    Bank of America Corp. will pay a record $16.65 billion to resolve government claims over soured home loans in what is probably the last major settlement stemming from the mortgage meltdown. The deal also largely closes the chapter on the bank's...