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  • 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...
  • Consultant sounds alarm on Florida's housing risk

    Jack McCabe sees trouble in paradise. He's seen it before. Years ago, McCabe became something of a media darling for his very early warnings that the torrid Florida real estate market was going to boil over and burn everybody, even consumers and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • #FirstTimeBuyers: How Much Should I Spend on My Car?

     
    As a first-time buyer, how much car can you afford, and what's a responsible price target? Related: More #FirstTimeBuyers Advice Budgets are important, especially when you're buying a car. As with all things financial, of course, there's a debate over.......
  • Rent payments can improve your credit score

    It's the great credit divide in American housing: If you buy a home and pay your mortgage on time regularly, your credit score typically benefits. If you rent an apartment and pay the landlord on time every month, you get no boost to your score —...
  • Mortgage rates fall; 30-year fixed at 3.75%, Freddie Mac says

    Mortgage rates fall; 30-year fixed at 3.75%, Freddie Mac says
    Mortgage interest rates fell for the first time in four weeks, with Freddie Mac's survey showing lenders offering conventional 30-year fixed-rate loans at an average of 3.75%, down from 3.8% a week ago. The 15-year fixed-rate home loan, a way to build...
  • Sale ordered on stalled condo hotel south of Disney World

    Sale ordered on stalled condo hotel south of Disney World
    A stalled condo hotel project south of Disney World, formerly known as Reedy Creek Inn, has been cleared for sale after a three-year foreclosure battle. A sale is set for June 15 at the Osceola County courthouse, but a time was not provided yet in court...
  • 2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system

    2009 transcripts reveal Fed confronting a chaotic banking system
    Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2009 showed central bank officials struggling to contain the worst financial crisis in seven decades and searching for the right policies to halt a deepening economic downturn. The transcripts released Wednesday...