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  • Purple Heart recipient gets keys to free Hampton home

    Purple Heart recipient gets keys to free Hampton home
    HAMPTON — Retired Staff Sgt. Dominic Perrotte, wife Kayla and their 2-year-old son walked through their new home for the first time Friday. The two-story house has three bedrooms — room to grow their family was important, Kayla Perrotte said...
  • 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...
  • Judge dismisses mortgage fraud charges against 3 deputies

    Citing a lack of evidence at a hearing, a federal judge threw out conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges against three brothers who are all Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real made the unusual move on Thursday of...
  • Ex-Mesa mortgage company employee gets prison in fraud case

    A former Mesa mortgage company employee has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for helping his older brother commit mortgage loan origination fraud. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Kevin Grant Lee also was sentenced to five years of supervised...
  • 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 ...
  • Orlandoans paying more bills on time, Equifax says

    Orlandoans paying more bills on time, Equifax says
    When it comes to paying bills on time, Central Floridians are getting their houses in order, but they still lag behind other regions of the U.S., according to new data from national credit-rating agency Equifax. "Basically, people in Orlando have more...
  • Mortgage rates rise on jobs report

    Mortgage rates rise on jobs report
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historically low levels. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage jumped to 3.69 percent from 3.59 percent last week. The average rate...
  • Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?

    Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?
    Foreclosures in Southern California hit their highest level in two years in January, according to new data out Thursday. But market-watchers say it's more a matter of lenders clearing their books than a new wave of bad loans. The number of homes...
  • 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...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Does the new CFPB rate tool help consumers shop for a mortgage?

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau deplores the fact that almost half of the home buyers it recently surveyed did not shop for a mortgage but dealt with a single loan provider. To encourage shopping, the agency has developed a "Check Interest Rate"...
  • 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...