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  • Rental condos will be harder to find

    Rental condos will be harder to find
    If you want to rent a condo or townhome, your options in South Florida are disappearing. Many developers and investors who rented out units after the housing collapse are putting them back on the market now that home prices are rising. That means you'...
  • Funding for California victims of housing crash trickles down

    Funding for California victims of housing crash trickles down
    California has delivered less than half of $2 billion in federal aid to help victims of the housing crash. The fund, announced five years ago by the federal government, aimed to help homeowners in areas where home prices collapsed and unemployment...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Before paying down loan balance, know how mortgage amortization works

    Recently, I have been getting a lot of mail from mortgage borrowers asking about amortization. Most are considering whether to pay down their loan balance more rapidly and have suddenly realized that they don't know how best to do that, or even whether it...
  • Home construction slips in January

    U.S. homebuilders slowed the pace of construction in January, breaking ground on fewer single-family houses ahead of the spring buying season. Housing starts slipped 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million last month, down from 1....
  • Counseling agency launches seminars for struggling homeowners

    Counseling agency launches seminars for struggling homeowners
    Debthelper.com already holds monthly classes to educate people about buying homes. Now the counseling agency is adding a series of seminars to assist owners in keeping them. Debthelper, based in West Palm Beach, will hold a workshop Feb. 28 for...
  • Watchdog endorses Bank of America's early efforts to comply with settlement

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. A watchdog's report released Tuesday endorses Bank of America's initial efforts to comply with the consumer relief requirements of a nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement it reached last year with the U.S. government and half a dozen...
  • Former port authority chairman seeks seat on York board

    YORK — Former Virginia Port Authority chairman and businessman Jeffrey D. Wassmer announced Monday that he will run for the District 4 Board of Supervisors seat. Incumbent George S. Hrichak said on Tuesday that he is not seeking re-election...
  • Low-down-payment mortgages are back

    DETROIT One of the culprits in the building and bursting of the nation's housing bubble, the low-down-payment mortgage, is back in favor and readily available at a lender near you. Numerous firms are taking part in a new and somewhat controversial...
  • Maryland mortgage lender fined $2M for deception, kickbacks

    A Maryland mortgage lender chaired by a former Naval Academy superintendent has been fined $2 million by federal regulators for deceiving veterans and paying kickbacks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the consent order involving NewDay...
  • Large student debt load limits young Americans' home-buying

    Younger Americans are struggling to keep up with steadily-rising student debt loads, a burden that is limiting their ability to buy homes. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that the percentage of student loans 90 days or more overdue rose...
  • New York Fed: Household debt, student loan delinquencies climb

    New York Fed: Household debt, student loan delinquencies climb
    Americans increased their borrowing in the final three months last year and, in a worrisome note, are struggling more with auto and student loans, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Outstanding household debt rose a modest 1%,...