| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:36 AM
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....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
For years, society has struggled with the question of how to justly punish what are called "victimless crimes," even though these activities shock and disgust most decent people. You know: prostitution, illegal gambling, recreational drug use, and the...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:23 AM
When the clocks went forward last March, Connecticut's spring home buying season was off to a start with longer days — and visions of more showings and sales.
Two years of climbing sales and stabilizing prices seemed cause for optimism.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:02 PM
A leading public advocacy group that had opposed the sale of Pasadena's OneWest Bank asked federal regulators for a formal investigation into what it called the bank's efforts to "buy community support" for the deal.
The Greenlining Institute, in a...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:58 AM
Q: I have a will along with a power of attorney for health and assets. I listed in my will an executor and three other people as backup executors, just in case one doesn't want to do it. (Out of four people one might be willing to be the executor.)...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 7:57 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home-buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3%...