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  • 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...
  • 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%,...
  • Optimism for local housing market

    Optimism for local housing market
    The steady post-recession rebound in the Southland housing market continued last year, with area real estate agents optimistic that more of the same is in store for this year. While sales of existing homes were down in most south and southwest suburbs...
  • Wrigley rooftop owners go to court to block signs' installation

    Wrigley rooftop owners go to court to block signs' installation
    The owners of two Wrigley rooftop businesses went to court Thursday to stop the Cubs from installing a video scoreboard and advertising signs on the outfield walls that will block their views into Wrigley Field. The owners, led by Edward McCarthy, run...
  • Fed to hold public hearing on pending OneWest-CIT merger

    Fed to hold public hearing on pending OneWest-CIT merger
    Bank regulators will hold a public hearing later this month in Los Angeles on the planned $3.4-billion takeover of OneWest Bank in Pasadena, rejecting efforts by its chief executive to win approval without such an inquiry. The decision, announced...
  • Real estate firm gives Ohio church deed to property

    The congregation of the Beacon Church received a special gift in early January: It got the deed to its property. The owner of the church's mortgage, Origen Ventures, a real estate investment and development company in Boston, gave Beacon the church's...
  • NY attorney general says 'zombie' home bill rising again

    New York's attorney general says he's submitting legislation to combat the plague of abandoned properties, revising a bill lawmakers failed to enact last year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would make banks and other mortgage lenders responsible for...