| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Roland Brown likes to remember old Leadenhall Street and the people who lived there when he was a child: the Harts, Miss Mary, Emma Jane.
They're gone now — dead or moved away, many of them forced out decades ago to make way for a never-realized...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It doesn't get much publicity compared with other home mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Local officials announced in 2013 that 54,000 people in Los Angeles city and county were homeless, an increase of 15% from two years earlier.
The jump bucked national trends, and suggested the region's campaign against homelessness might be heading in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Chicago will be the second city for the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative, Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Tuesday.
The pilot program, announced for Detroit in May, is designed to help...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
In front of news cameras, federal authorities have talked tough about combating mortgage fraud.
But behind closed doors, some FBI offices didn't even list mortgage fraud as a top priority, and the Department of Justice repeatedly promoted inflated...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
A nearly $1-billion settlement with Virginia, California and other state and federal authorities will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc. Virginia is set to...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 1, 2014
Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive.
A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...