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  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas

    U.S. motorists driving more miles, using less gas
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to government data, but the cause and implications of the roadway revival may be different than in years past. The slow...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
  • FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions

    FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions
    Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales...
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending

    Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending
    Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together with their federal regulator, have drawn up rules aimed at loosening constricted lending standards to make mortgages more affordable and easier to get for those with less than stellar credit....
  • FHA's house-flip waiver nears its end

    Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops
    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...
  • Cary Glickstein:Some sober homes owners scamming public

    Legitimate sober home or scam operator? It's hard to tell the difference. State and federal lawmakers, Department of Justice and HUD officials, and mental health agencies must act to curb widespread abuses associated with sober homes and the addiction...
  • Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller

    Lease/purchase is simple but can be risky for seller
    Q: My husband and I own a rental house in Lilburn, Georgia. Shortly after purchasing the house we began renting it. The same renters have been in house ever since. They are interested in purchasing the house. Thing is, I'm not sure if they will be able to...
  • Loan gives low-income borrowers a chance to build equity fast

    Loan gives low-income borrowers a chance to build equity fast
    Two major banks have agreed to originate a new 15-year mortgage under pilot programs aimed at low- and moderate-income borrowers. In addition, the creators of the so-called Wealth Building Home Loan, which allows home buyers to build equity at a much...