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  • Homeowner tax breaks appear safe, for now

    Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing. But what might that mean for homeowners — many of whom...
  • Southington Seeks Saving Through Bond Reissue

    SOUTHINGTON — The town hopes to save about $500,000 by reissuing bonds that were sold in 2007 and 2009 because interest rates are so much lower now than when the bonds originally were sold to investors. The town still owes $12.48 million on the two...
  • Illinois boosting mortgage assistance for buyers, borrowers

    By one count, there are about 2,300 programs and 1,100 entities around the country that offer some form of down-payment assistance to homebuyers. Consumers, however, don't know how to find them. That's the consensus from talking to the people on the...
  • Cook County judge accused of falsifying mortgage application

     Cook County judge accused of falsifying mortgage application
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge has been removed from the bench after being accused of providing false information while refinancing a mortgage for a home she owned. On Tuesday, Judge Beatriz Santiago was reassigned from hearing traffic cases to...
  • Obama touts reduction in FHA insurance rate

    Obama touts reduction in FHA insurance rate
    President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out the administration's latest effort to breathe new life into the nation's housing market and increase the ranks of first-time buyers, now at a 27-year low. By month's end, the Federal Housing Administration...
  • Ask a Real Estate Pro: Home equity line can be foreclosed by lender

    Ask a Real Estate Pro: Home equity line can be foreclosed by lender
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, visit SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: My home has no mortgage on it, but I do have a home equity...
  • Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation

    Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation
    Reverse mortgages are in the headlines again — and again, sometimes for the wrong reasons. The attention being paid to the loan product, which lets seniors 62 and older borrow against the equity in their homes, points to its anticipated...
  • Home affordability improves, but higher rates may hurt buying power

    Home affordability improves, but higher rates may hurt buying power
    Slowing home appreciation and lower mortgage rates helped push up home affordability in the Chicago area at the end of 2014 — but that was then and early 2015 may be another story. During last year's final three months, 65.4 percent of all homes...
  • Poquoson resident challenges court clerk for Republican nomination

    Poquoson resident challenges court clerk for Republican nomination
    A Poquoson resident is challenging York-Poquoson Circuit Court Clerk Kristen Nelson for the Republican nomination for Circuit Court clerk.  Lawrence "Tu" Ritter, 49, a mortgage loan officer for Monarch Bank and Mortgage, announced Thursday that he is ...
  • Renting underwater home has tax implications

    Q: I just received a 1099 for income I received from renting my townhouse. This income is less than the mortgage payments I paid. How do I file this on my federal and state income taxes? By the way, I had no choice but to rent the property because I am...
  • 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...