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  • Getting control of the mortgage after divorce

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Could you tell me what constitutes a legal mortgage? I live in Florida and I have clear title to my home. The homeowner's insurance policy and property taxes are in my name. I got the house and my ex-husband got the...
  • Palmer woman admits dealing in cash to avoid IRS S

    A Palmer Township woman admitted Monday she evaded more than $131,000 in taxes that she owed to the U.S. government, converting her paychecks to cash to keep the money beyond the reach of the IRS. Lilliam Zawarski, 60, pleaded guilty to a single count of...
  • Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%

    Mortgage rates mixed, Freddie Mac says; 30-year fixed averages 4.14%
    Mortgage trends were mixed this week, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders showed, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed loan edging up to 4.14%, from 4.12% a week ago. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage rose from 3.23% to 3.27%, according...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Is a crisis brewing in used car loans?

    Is a crisis brewing in the market for sub-prime loans on used cars? In a long front-page article in the New York Times last month, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Michael Corkery answer this question affirmatively. Their article cites numerous parallels...
  • Economy, hiring up in July, but flat wage growth dampens cheer

    WASHINGTON July marked a sixth straight month with 200,000-plus jobs growth, the government said Friday, cementing the view of a firming U.S. economic recovery. Deeper within the numbers, however, was an explanation for why many Americans still don't feel...
  • Buy-downs a creative way to reach a home sale

    If I pay money to your lender to lower your mortgage rate — permanently — will you make me a better offer on my house? That's a question that could become more commonplace as home sales slow, prices erode and mortgage rates increase. The...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Common scams sadly still a threat

    Common scams sadly still a threat
    It's never easy taking a call like the one I received last week. An 83-year-old widow from Whitehall Township who sounded like she was shaking and going to break down in tears at any moment wanted to tell the Watchdog how she'd lost $2,000 to a caller...
  • Ex-Fannie Mae worker gets prison in kickback case

    A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced to 15 months in prison for soliciting illegal kickbacks from a real estate broker, a practice he said was "a natural part of business" at the nation's largest mortgage finance company. Armando...
  • BofA reportedly in $17-billion settlement over toxic loan securities

    BofA reportedly in $17-billion settlement over toxic loan securities
    Bank of America Corp. has agreed to fork over nearly $17 billion to settle government claims over toxic mortgage securities that helped trigger the Great Recession, according to people close to the negotiations with the Justice Department. The agreement...
  • Bank of America near $16 billion settlement over mortgage bonds

    Bank of America near $16 billion settlement over mortgage bonds
    Bank of America is close to a deal with the Department of Justice to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter...