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  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mortgage-abuse allegations

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. The agreements...
  • Virginia borrowers to receive $34 million in mortgage-abuse settlement with SunTrust

    A nearly $1-billion settlement with Virginia, California and other state and federal authorities will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. Virginia is set to...
  • Recovering values put refi in reach for homeowners

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My wife and I bought our house in 2007 for $139,600 with a 30-year mortgage at 6 percent, and we owe around $119,000. Our payment is $1,011 per month, and that includes private mortgage insurance (PMI), our...
  • Credit crunch led to general contractor's woes

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm nearing 66 and still working, although I'm retired military of nearly 36 years, a Vietnam vet, and drawing Social Security. I had a successful business as a general contractor for many years. In 2008, just as...
  • What home buyers and sellers should know about appraisals

    When it comes to real estate, the appraisal is the linchpin around which all else revolves. Both buyers and sellers are in a holding pattern until the appraiser arrives at the property, looks it over and comes back with a figure for what he thinks the...
  • Borrower should refi to ditch FHA mortgage insurance premium

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I bought a new home two years ago with an interest rate of 3.875 percent. I did not put down 20 percent, so I am paying $230 a month MIP/PMI for a total of five years. The loan is your standard 30-year fixed rate...
  • Mortgage lenders may be easing credit score requirements slightly

    Are mortgage lenders finally loosening up a little on their credit score requirements — opening the door to larger numbers of home buyers this summer and fall? It depends on what type of loan you're seeking. If it's a Federal Housing...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead

    Ask a real estate pro: Reverse mortgage changes ahead
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: I have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage for my home, but I heard that the...
  • Reverse mortgages likely to get stingier

    Reverse mortgages likely to get stingier
    WASHINGTON Three years ago, with his former partner suffering from cancer, Jim Dorsey decided to borrow against the equity on his Vashon Island, Wash., home with a reverse mortgage. The couple didn't have children and didn't plan to move, so a loan that...
  • FHA loan limits to fall next year

    FHA loan limits to fall next year
    The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year. For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...
  • FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners

    FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners
    Homeowners who were laid off and lost their homes to foreclosure could qualify for a new mortgage in as little as a year under an unprecedented federal rule change that slashes the usual waiting period between financial disaster and buying a new house....