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  • New FICO criteria could help borrowers

    The nation's dominant credit-scoring system is being revised in a way that could save consumers nationwide billions of dollars, especially in qualifying for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards at lower interest rates. The changes to FICO criteria are...
  • Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures

    Clermont mayoral candidate Rick VanWagner faces financial meltdown in foreclosures
    First of two parts. Clermont is at a crossroads, the result of a big change in its demographics. Which way should it go? Some folks want the city to turn back to its roots — provide basic services at decent prices and skip the frills. That's the...
  • Southern California home sales plunge in July

    Southern California home sales plunged in July and show little signs of rebounding. And that, economists say, could stunt the region's economic growth. Buyers scooped up 20,369 new and resale houses and condos in the six-county region last month, down...
  • Can you flip a house for profit in this market?

    Can you flip a house for profit in this market?
    If flipping a house in today's real estate market seems riskier than trekking with a ragtag band of hobbits to Mordor, take heart: Home flippers can still find plenty of opportunities, though they're not entirely without risk. It may seem...
  • Retirement: Should I pay off my mortgage before I retire?

    Paying off your mortgage before you stop working could help provide you with something every retiree seeks: peace of mind. But there may be better uses for your money, at least in the short term. If you have credit card or other high-interest debt, pay it...
  • First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market

    First half of 2014 helps gauge area housing market
    Housing market results from the year's first half are in the books, providing researchers and prognosticators with a dizzying amount of data to crunch to figure out where the market is headed. Look at enough of it, and believe me, I do, and a few...
  • Fifth Third to pay $1.52M in discrimination case

    Fifth Third Bancorp's mortgage unit has agreed to pay $1.52 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations the Cincinnati-based lender discriminated against home-loan applicants with disabilities. The deal stems from...
  • Habitual saver prepared for retirement

    Jean Tsou, 35, enjoys her career as a research-and-development engineer for a medical-equipment maker in the Seattle area. Other than the mortgage on the 1928 home she shares with her longtime boyfriend, she has no debt. "I don't live above my means,"...
  • In mortgage transactions, verify details yourself

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: In June 2005, I bought my first house in Minnesota. The first payment was due August 1, 2005. In October I received a phone call that the mortgage forms I signed at the closing were the incorrect forms that the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Windham Habitat for Humanity Has New Home at Access

    The Access Community Action Agency has welcomed Habitat for Humanity - Windham Area to their offices at 1315 Main St. in Willimantic. Access is able to support the important work of Habitat by providing office space rent free and use of a large conference...
  • Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus

    Kevin Hunt: Back-To-School Financial Aid Scam; E-Zpass 'Unpaid Toll' Virus
    Summer's not the time to relax, at least when the next phone call, email or letter could be part of a criminal conspiracy to steal your money, your identity or threaten to send your children to foster care. Do not resume normal leisure activities...