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  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • 'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says

    'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says
    The number of American renters paying unaffordable amounts for housing reached an all-time high last year, as tenants grappled with rising rents and meager income growth, a new report says. About 21.1 million households paid more than 30% of their...
  • Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job

    Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job
    WASHINGTON -- Although the federal government began a partial shutdown Tuesday, most financial regulators remained on the job because their agencies are funded outside the congressional appropriations process. But the effects of the shutdown still...
  • FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative

    FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative
    The Federal Housing Administration, fresh from a $1.7-billion bailout, now projects that it will replenish its financial reserves to required levels in 2015, two years faster than it had predicted a year ago. The agency said its net worth remains in the...
  • Turning FHA-financed condo into a rental: Good idea?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter and I bought a condominium for about $85,000 last year, and its value has gone up at least 10 to 15 percent since then. She is the primary owner for tax purposes since her Social Security number was used...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
  • How to save money and lower mortgage insurance

    Q: I'm 28-years-old. My wife and I have owned our home for 2.5 years now. When we purchased it, I did not put down 20 percent, so I'm paying roughly $165 per month for mortgage insurance (PMI). If it helps, we do not plan on living in this house forever,...
  • Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

    WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
  • Not all mortgages are assumable

    Q: I read your recent column titled "Giving up interest does not free you from mortgage obligation." The ex-wife was willing to give up her claim on the home to her former spouse and receive a fixed payment once he refinanced. She chose to quitclaim...
  • When refinancing, always shop around

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I recently talked to Chase and Quicken Loans, and Quicken came back and said I could lower my monthly payment by $100 and go from a 5.75 percent to a 4.5 percent interest rate. The payment is only $100 cheaper a...
  • Investors continue to buy up single family houses: Will this end well?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Mortgage interest rates ticked down again this week. But home buyers have already been spooked. They're worried that they can't afford to buy a home. And, in some cases, like when they're competing against hedge...