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  • The jury in a mortgage case finally strikes back at fraudulent bankers

    Given the government's failure to bring criminal cases against bankers and other Wall Street figures for collapsing the U.S. economy in 2008, it's been left to the little guy to strike back.  To be precise, one federal jury in Sacramento, which...
  • After you split and move out, overdue tax can hurt you

    After you split and move out, overdue tax can hurt you
    Q: My husband and I separated in November 2013. I have to wait until November to file for an official divorce. I just got a notice in the mail that the property where my husband is living has property taxes overdue. I have a signed separation...
  • A new beginning: Navigating the challenges of moving on

    A new beginning: Navigating the challenges of moving on
    -------------------- Read the entire series: In Sickness and in Health: A Couple's Final Journey. -------------------- Chris MacLellan was on a boat, heading into the Atlantic Ocean. In the six months — to the day — since his partner,...
  • Not all baby boomers are drowning in debt

    To the editor: Instead of an article about baby boomers unable to retire because of debt, why not write about those of us who planned well (or had some luck) and did pay off our mortgages? I just made the final payment on my Burbank home, and that $1,...
  • Fannie, Freddie urged to adopt more up-to-date credit scoring models

    Are the two biggest players in the American mortgage arena — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — needlessly preventing millions of African Americans, Latinos and young consumers from qualifying for a loan because they don't have a FICO credit score?...
  • Andre Vidrine: Toll Brothers broadens new-home product line

    Andre Vidrine: Toll Brothers broadens new-home product line
    Andre Vidrine, 39, is division president for Toll Brothers in Central Florida. A civil engineer by trade, he previously worked with Lake Nona Development Co. and MSCW engineering firm. Toll Brothers' new homes in the Orlando area have an average price...
  • The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?

    The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?
    Paul Girello doesn't have to buy flood insurance anymore. The Pembroke Pines resident recently received a letter from his mortgage lender confirming his home is no longer in a high-risk flood zone and, as a result, flood insurance coverage is no...
  • The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...
  • Easy credit flows to U.S. landlords as lenders bet on rental market

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mortgage credit remains tight for most U.S. borrowers, but one group is having little trouble getting loans: landlords. For example, at Boston-based real-estate lender Edward Voccola & Co. clients who borrow to buy rental...
  • Local housing market's cool-off continues

    Local housing market's  cool-off continues
    Existing home sales in the Chicago area fell more than 13 percent in August, the biggest monthly year-over-year decline since June 2011, according to data released Monday. The report from the Illinois Association of Realtors came as little surprise to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Community Renewal Team Expands Foreclosure Prevention Program

    In today's economic climate, consumers are faced with difficult decisions. Some are considering buying a home to take advantages of low prices and interest rates, while others struggle to keep up with mortgage payments because of a loss of income....