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  • 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...
  • US home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

    U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6 percent in...
  • Ally Financial lease deal keeps headquarters in Detroit

    A Detroit-based automotive financial services company announced Tuesday its headquarters will remain in the city's resurgent downtown rather than move to the suburbs. Ally Financial Inc. signed a 12-year lease to move its headquarters and 700 employees a...
  • U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

    U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability
    U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few properties listed for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6 percent in January...
  • 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...
  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed...
  • 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...