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  • Why it's a mistake to put more than 20 percent down on a home

    For many families across the country, the concept of buying their next home with cash may sound like a fantasy. Yet according to RealtyTrac, the nation's leading source for housing data, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. homes purchased in the second...
  • Foreclosure takes a deadly turn in Ryan's 'Truth Be Told'

    Foreclosure takes a deadly turn in Ryan's 'Truth Be Told'
    'Truth Be Told' By Hank Phillippi Ryan. Forge, 400 pages, $24.99 Hank Phillippi Ryan's skill with intelligent, suspenseful plots that echo current issues soars in "Truth Be Told," the third novel in her award-winning series. In this outing, homes are...
  • Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller

    Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller
    Q: My husband and I own a rental house in Lilburn, Georgia. Shortly after purchasing the house we began renting it. The same renters have been in house ever since. They are interested in purchasing the house. Thing is, I'm not sure if they will be able to...
  • Irish central bank proposes mortgage lending restrictions

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's central bank proposed restrictions on how much banks can lend to home buyers on Tuesday in a bid to reduce the risk of a new property bubble forming as prices recover rapidly from a crash. A combination of reckless lending...
  • Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?

    Since when can't Ben Bernanke refinance his Washington house?
    The account by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of how he couldn't refinance his Washington townhouse seemed the perfect example of mortgage lending standards that many complain are too tight.  Lending experts, though, said Bernanke's...
  • Double-check that your property deed is recorded

    Double-check that your property deed is recorded
    Q: I had a house that I sold, and the buyers used a hard-money loan. I asked my title lady to give me a copy of the HUD report showing that it was recorded. She said that hard-money loans don't get recorded. Is this true? A: I hope you were not taken...
  • Law office employee charged with embezzling almost $170,000

    Law office employee charged with embezzling almost $170,000
    A 43-year-old Monroe County woman has been charged with embezzling nearly $170,000 over seven years while working for a lawyer in Stroudsburg. Lisa Drury of Stroudsburg, who was employed by Attorney Thomas Dirvonas, allegedly withdrew money from the law...
  • Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank

    Top Fed official fears people 'expect too much' from central bank
    A top Federal Reserve official said Friday that Americans “expect too much” from the central bank, particularly when it comes to reducing unemployment. Charles Plosser, a voting member on the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, said...
  • Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley

    FRIDAYOCTOBER 10 GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will present a Health Care Workshop "Health Insurance Decision Time ... Get the Tools to Make the Right Choices," 7-9:30 a.m. at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. Cost: $60;...
  • New HUD chief Castro is ready to start pushing homeownership

    WASHINGTON Like previous housing secretaries, Julian Castro wants to make it easier for more Americans to buy homes. But with credit still tight after the financial meltdown of a few years ago, he prefers to avoid setting any specific target. Lenders...
  • Roll Call's 10 'poorest' members of Congress for 2014

    WASHINGTON Roll Call's annual list of the 10 "poorest" members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. As usual, the quirks of the disclosure rules make it impossible to know exactly how...