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  • Student-loan payment strategies can ease some of the debt burden

    By now, many of you probably know that student loan debt is $1.1 trillion and counting, making it second only to mortgage loan debt. The numbers also show about 42 million people have college loans -- with the average amount owed hovering around $28,400,...
  • Cook County sues Wells Fargo over lending practices

    Cook County has filed a federal lawsuit against a third mortgage lender, alleging that unfair, predatory lending and loan serving practices, particularly in minority communities, violated the Fair Housing Act. The suit, filed against Wells Fargo on...
  • More owners tapping home equity lines of credit

    More owners tapping home equity lines of credit
    If you're thinking about taking out a home equity line, you're hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity — popularly known as HELOCs — are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is...
  • Bethlehem group adding to stock of affordable housing

    Bethlehem group adding to stock of affordable housing
    Four new homes rising at East Eighth and Ridge streets in south Bethlehem represent the most recent effort by a nonprofit dedicated to adding affordable homes to the city's housing stock. The pair of twins at 921, 923, 925 and 929 E. Eighth St. all have...
  • Warranty deed vs. quitclaim in divorce

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I are both 72 years old. Sadly, after 28 years of marriage he abandoned me and walked out with only the clothes on his back. I have not seen him since. He moved back to his home country of Germany. We...
  • Edward Redding, attorney who admitted mortgage fraud conspiracy, disbarred

    Edward Redding, attorney who admitted mortgage fraud conspiracy, disbarred
    A Bethlehem attorney who admitted his role in a conspiracy to falsify mortgage applications has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The disciplinary board of the state Supreme Court announced Tuesday that Edward Lawrence P. Redding has...
  • Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.97%

    Freddie Mac: Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.97%
    Low mortgage rates are on the holiday menu for home buyers, with lenders surveyed by Freddie Mac offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average of 3.97%, down from 3.99% a week ago. The average 30-year rate, which started 2014 at 4.5%,...
  • South Florida's housing comeback among best in nation

    South Florida's housing comeback among best in nation
    The South Florida housing market is still considered weak, but its recovery rivals some of the most improved metro areas nationwide, according to a report released Wednesday. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties scored a 69.9 for September on...
  • Architect Katrin Klingenberg champions 'passive house' movement

    Architect Katrin Klingenberg champions 'passive house' movement
    Meeting her in the unassuming Chicago condo she calls home, a visitor would never guess architect Katrin "Kat" Klingenberg is a superstar in the eyes of her colleagues. "Katrin has built the 'passive house' movement in this country," said Chicago...
  • Short sales on the decline as economy improves

    Short sales on the decline as economy improves
    Monica and Bert Horner found their dream home last year in the Baltimore suburbs, but the deal from the start was akin to a troubled relationship — complicated. The four-bedroom, 21/2-bath Colonial in Baldwin was listed as a short sale, meaning...
  • Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair value

    Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair value
    The federal regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will now allow certain foreclosed borrowers to buy back the homes they lost — so long as they pay the full current value of the property. The new policy would benefit the housing market...