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  • County programs aim to broaden affordable housing options

    County programs aim to broaden affordable housing options
    There are about 13,000 federal rental assistance vouchers in suburban Cook County's housing program. They're all spoken for, and the wait list has been closed for years. Yet the Housing Authority of Cook County continues to plan programs, including a...
  • US new-home sales surge in February

    Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales shot up 7.8 percent last month to a seasonally...
  • Habitat for Humanity to dedicate home to slain Md. sailor

    Habitat for Humanity says it's dedicating a home in western Maryland to a local sailor who was fatally shot in Norfolk, Virginia, one year ago. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1xuGH5Z ) reports that the honor stems from Petty Officer 2nd...
  • Cubs, Wrigley rooftops spar in 7-hour hearing to halt signs

    Cubs, Wrigley rooftops spar in 7-hour hearing to halt signs
    In their court battle Monday with the Cubs, two Wrigley rooftop businesses have said the team's 2,250-square-foot right field video board will block their views into Wrigley Field. In turn, they say, bankruptcy is possible, as is foreclosure on their...
  • US home sales rebound slightly in February

    Slightly more Americans bought homes in February, but tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather point to sluggish sales in the coming few months. Sales of existing homes rose 1.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual...
  • Down payments can vary widely by housing markets

    Down payments can vary widely by housing markets
    For the past several years, it's been a rule of thumb that to buy a home with a conventional mortgage, you'll need to put down 20 percent of the purchase price. At least, that's the oft-repeated mantra in the financial media. But it turns out that...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa landed a $1.96-million mortgage

    Antonio Villaraigosa landed a $1.96-million mortgage
    Since former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa bought a house in Hollywood Hills for about $2.5 million, readers have been asking: How can he afford this home? We do not know. But since you asked, information that has appeared in the public record is...
  • Developer who didn't repay loans gets New Jersey tax credits

    State tax incentives to boost New Jersey's poorest city are being heralded as a major piece of a turnaround plan after decades of economic despair, corruption and crime. But after a string of revitalization efforts with dubious results, Camden is...
  • Bill addressing foreclosure-prevention options under fire

    Housing advocates say an Indiana law that has helped thousands of residents avoid foreclosure could be gutted under a bill lawmakers are considering. An amendment to a bill introduced by Republican Sen. James Merritt deals with the 2010 mortgage...
  • Retired Marine to receive mortgage-free home in Oakland

    Retired Marine to receive mortgage-free home in Oakland
    A Marine staff sergeant from Kissimmee, wounded in combat in Iraq, was chosen by Home At Last Project to receive a mortgage-free home. The "disability-friendly" house, to be located at the corner of Cross Street and Briley Avenue in Oakland, is the...
  • 'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter

    'Underwater' mortgages decline in the fourth quarter
    Fewer South Florida homeowners were hamstrung by "underwater" mortgages at the end of 2014, a new report says. In Palm Beach County, 41,000 homeowners, or 16 percent of all mortgage holders, owed more than their properties were worth, according to...