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  • Another scam? Off to Bankaholics Anonymous!

    I need to apologize to that growing class of big bankers who have admitted -- time and time and time again -- to fleecing their own clients and the entire global financial system through wholesale, systematic fraud and abuse. In the past I've called you...
  • Help For Underwater Homeowners In 2015

    Although most real estate markets have rebounded from their recession lows, this harsh fact remains: About 7 million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity, with mortgage debt at least 25 percent higher than the value of...
  • Brenda Wenning: When economic beliefs clash

    In today's economy, the theory of cognitive dissonance gets put into practice regularly. That's where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy, it's really bad. Social psychologist Leon...
  • The Mortgage Professor: What is live mortgage pricing?

    Q: I have read statements by you regarding "live mortgage pricing," but I am not sure what it means or why it is important? A: A live mortgage price quote is a price that the lender is prepared to lock at the time of the quote. A lock is a binding...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on job report; 30-year averages 3.86%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on job report; 30-year averages 3.86%
    Mortgage rates jumped this week following a strong jobs report, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering conventional 30-year home loans at an average of 3.86%, up from 3.75% a week ago, The increase brings rates back to about where they...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national...
  • Hammond couple sue over 'robosigning'

    A Hammond couple claim in a federal lawsuit that they were victims of "robosigning" and other predatory mortgage practices that left them facing foreclosure. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Lake County Superior Court a month ago and was...
  • Legislative bills, WFTV recap: this weekend

    Legislative bills, WFTV recap: this weekend
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend, the Legislative Session and local reporting will be topics.  "Political Connections" looks at Florida's annual Legislative Session at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13. Ybeth Bruzual talks to state...
  • Housing market a mixed bag of optimism, caution

    Housing market a mixed bag of optimism, caution
    With the spring market underway, it's not just real estate agents trying to get your attention as either buyers or sellers. It's real estate websites. Some of that battle is going on in court between the companies after the merger of Zillow and Trulia....
  • Homebuyer claims diet pills caused auction mistake

    Homebuyer claims diet pills caused auction mistake
    The diet pills may have made her do it. South Orange County resident Mary McKaig said she had been confused after taking "judgment-altering" weight-loss medication for the first time and mistakenly bid more than $100,000 at a Feb. 19 public auction...
  • Orlando ranks 9th in terms of salary needed to buy a home

    Orlando ranks 9th in terms of salary needed to buy a home
    Middle-income families are on pace to afford a median-priced home in Orlando and metro areas, according to a recent study from mortgage resource website HSH.com.  Average income and median home prices vary from city to city, but HSH, a publisher of...