| Jan 24, 2015
| 2:21 PM
A former NFL player was sentenced Friday for his role in a South Florida-based $7 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting distressed homeowners nationwide, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, was sentenced to three years...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 AM
All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me.
1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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As we addressed in Part I of this Blog, we are often asked about how the association can provide for a cap on the number of homes that can be rented within their community or if the association can even completely...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home-buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3%...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Mortgage lenders appear to be loosening their purse strings, largely as a result of major changes recently announced to government-based loan products.
An index on mortgage credit availability calculated by the Mortgage Bankers Association ticked up 1.8...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
The average 30-year fixed rate hovered around 4 percent in the past year (a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 2.4 percent). Kiplinger thinks that the 30-year rate will rise by less than a percentage point over the course of 2015, based on...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Buying a home probably isn't a New Year's resolution the way that getting in shape or getting organized is. But with interest rates low, credit easing, home price gains moderating and rents rising, purchasing a first home this year may be easier to attain...
| Jan 8, 2015
has recently been elected as the deputy managing partner of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul LLC, a diversified civil law practice in Bethlehem.
Roddick is the first woman to achieve this role in the law firm's 15-year history. She is...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:58 PM
President Obama said Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration will lower its high fees for mortgage insurance, a bid to encourage more purchases by first-time and middle-income home buyers.
The agency will drop its annual premiums on new...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:33 PM
The Federal Housing Administration will reduce the mortgage insurance premium rate charged on loans backed by the agency in an effort to turn more renters into homebuyers, the White House confirmed Wednesday.
The 0.5 percentage point decrease in the...