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  • Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset

    Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset
    Neighbors just south of downtown Hartford cheered when apartments and homes replaced a rundown public housing complex and when townhouses rose on a barren, vacant lot. But those improvements in the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood are overshadowed by the...
  • Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application

    WASHINGTON — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected. The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors, including below-par credit scores,...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • Cash-out refinancings back in vogue as home equity surges

    WASHINGTON — The name itself conjures up images of ATMs: cash-outs. You may associate the term "cash-out refinancing" with the frothy and dangerous days of the real estate boom, when some owners turned their hyper-inflating houses into money...
  • The ethics of walking away from a mortgage

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a CPA (retired). When the subject of underwater homeowners comes up, it seems that advice on this matter always ignores one truth that deserves to be told. When one takes out a mortgage to purchase a home,...
  • Controversial FHA payoff rule to end

    WASHINGTON — Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing — your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal, which will be...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • 'Boomerang' buyers get another chance at homeownership

    'Boomerang' buyers get another chance at homeownership
    Just 10 days before Christmas 2009, Ganel Appolon found an envelope taped to his front door. He and his family were being evicted from their Tamarac home. Appolon had fallen behind on his mortgage payments, and the lender repossessed the property...
  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion for mortgage origination practices

    SunTrust Banks Inc, a large Southeastern regional bank, has agreed to pay $968 million to settle a U.S. federal probe into allegations of mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. SunTrust,...
  • SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland

    SunTrust settlement to bring $33 million to Maryland
    Maryland will receive $33 million from a nearly $1 billion joint state-federal settlement reached with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over past problems with its mortgage servicing and foreclosure procedures, the Maryland Attorney General's office announced...