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  • Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud

    Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud
    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...
  • Obama's middle class 'help' is useless

    Obama's middle class 'help' is useless
    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...
  • DO RENTAL CAPS IN A COMMUNITY HELP OR HURT? (Part II, Homeowners' Associations)

    Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff 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...
  • Millennials jump into the mortgage market

    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...
  • Millennials are finally entering home-buying market

    Millennials are finally entering home-buying market
    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%...
  • Easier mortgage terms seem to be catching on

    Easier mortgage terms seem to be catching on
    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...
  • Family finances: the outlook for mortgages

    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...
  • Steps to take before buying a home in 2015

    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...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    KRISTINE RODDICK 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...
  • FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees

    FHA to lower mortgage insurance fees
    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...
  • FHA rate reduction will lower mortgage insurance premiums

    FHA rate reduction will lower mortgage insurance premiums
    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...