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  • BofA agrees to pay $17-billion penalty over mortgage meltdown

    BofA agrees to pay $17-billion penalty over mortgage meltdown
    Bank of America Corp. has agreed to fork over nearly $17 billion to settle government claims over toxic mortgage securities that helped trigger the Great Recession, according to people close to the negotiations with the Justice Department. The agreement...
  • City seeks to put a dent in false property filings

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings
    Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market. In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
  • Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%

    Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%
    Mortgage trends were mixed this week, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders showed, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan edging up to 4.14%, from 4.12% a week ago. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.23% to 3.27%, according...
  • How to avoid the next housing bust

    The boom-and-bust in the housing market has ruined lives, wiped out vast amounts of wealth and taught some hard lessons — including at least one that Congress has seen fit to ignore: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have got to go. These huge,...
  • Getting control of the mortgage after divorce

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Could you tell me what constitutes a legal mortgage? I live in Florida and I have clear title to my home. The homeowner's insurance policy and property taxes are in my name. I got the house and my ex-husband got the...
  • Banks easing lending standards, Fed survey shows

    Banks easing lending standards, Fed survey shows
    The nation’s banks are making it generally easier for consumers and industries to get residential mortgages and business and commercial real estate loans, the Federal Reserve said Monday. In a July survey of senior loan officers, the Fed also found...
  • BofA reportedly in $17-billion settlement over toxic loan securities

    BofA reportedly in $17-billion settlement over toxic loan securities
    Bank of America Corp. has agreed to fork over nearly $17 billion to settle government claims over toxic mortgage securities that helped trigger the Great Recession, according to people close to the negotiations with the Justice Department. The agreement...
  • Lender demands more data for loan in good standing

    Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old. I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...
  • Palmer woman admits dealing in cash to avoid IRS S

    A Palmer Township woman admitted Monday she evaded more than $131,000 in taxes that she owed to the U.S. government, converting her paychecks to cash to keep the money beyond the reach of the IRS. Lilliam Zawarski, 60, pleaded guilty to a single count of...
  • Prosecutors drop most real estate fraud charges

    Prosecutors drop most real estate fraud charges
    When Guilfort Dieuvil was arrested in May 2012, authorities said he had taken advantage of numerous South Florida homeowners during the region's foreclosure crisis. The business executive was accused of luring victims through Haitian and Spanish radio...
  • Tips: Debunking the myths about homeownership

    Tips: Debunking the myths about homeownership
    As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you're holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth. "Buying a home is more affordable...