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  • How to beat newly hot real estate markets

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - How much house will $2 million get you in the United States these days? You could buy 25 pretty nice four-bedroom, two-bath homes in Cleveland, Ohio. Or, you could get just one modest ranch house in Los Altos, California, the most...
  • Retirement: reverse mortgages with a twist

    Chuck and Ellen Rooney originally set out to refinance the mortgage on their home in Decatur, Ga. But after talking with a reverse-mortgage adviser, the couple discovered that if they took a home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) for purchase, they...
  • Ex-Jefferies trader seeks to void TARP fraud conviction

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former managing director at Jefferies Group Inc asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to overturn his conviction for defrauding mortgage bond investors after the 2008 financial crisis. Lawyers for Jesse Litvak made the request...
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
  • Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief

    Short-sellers in limbo waiting for mortgage forgiveness tax relief
    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged in to Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session: renewing the...
  • City group offers $50,000 home purchase incentive

    City group offers $50,000 home purchase incentive
    A Baltimore advocacy organization is offering $50,000 in housing assistance by lottery as part of an information fair for would-be homebuyers in the Waverly area on Saturday. The event at the Weinberg Family Center Y, 900 East 33rd Street, from 11 a.m. to...
  • Founders of KEL law firm to receive public reprimand

    Founders of KEL law firm to receive public reprimand
    The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand for the founders of the K.E.L. law firm: Jeffrey S. Kaufman, Craig R. Lynd and Matthew S. Englett. All three founders acknowledged that they violated the state’s attorney regulations when...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%
    Lenders were offering 30-year fixed mortgages to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.01%, a Freddie Mac survey found, down a hair from 4.02% last week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan, a popular option for refinancers, edged lower...
  • Mortgage customers rank Quicken Loans tops — again

    Mortgage customers rank Quicken Loans tops — again
    Quicken Loans topped an annual national ranking of customer satisfaction with primary mortgage lenders for a fifth consecutive year. While that's good news for the Detroit-based online lender and other companies that fared well in J.D. Power's survey,...
  • Vying for lower interest rate may blow 'locked-in' deal

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am in church on Sundays and miss hearing Ilyce on her radio show. My need to hear about interest rates is urgent. We have a closing set in the next two weeks, but our locked-in loan rate of 4.5 percent also...
  • Short sale can have grave tax implications

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am about to close on a short sale in Atlanta and I am being told my lender is going to issue me a 1099C. Can you give me the name of a good tax person I can speak to that might be willing to help me understand...