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  • SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mortgage-abuse allegations

    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. The agreements...
  • Virginia borrowers to receive $34 million in mortgage-abuse settlement with SunTrust

    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...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    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...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?

    Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?
    When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you're looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. But should you also be...
  • Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger

    Lead-paint lawsuits dog Kennedy Krieger
    Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
  • Edwin Baker, Columbia planner and HUD official, dies

    Edwin Baker, Columbia planner and HUD official, dies
    Edwin "Ted" William Baker, one of Columbia's original planners and a world traveler whose pursuits included rough-terrain horseback riding, died of a cardiac arrest Tuesday. The Baltimore resident was 77. Mr. Baker grew up in California and earned a...
  • A place to call home

    When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." The United...
  • North Shore housing efforts still have miles to go

    North Shore housing efforts still have miles to go
    Back in November, Open Communities, a Winnetka-based nonprofit advocacy group, started a Tumblr page called wearethenorthshore. People were, and still are, invited to take pictures of themselves holding a sign that says "I am the North Shore" and...
  • Insurer can deny coverage if home is missing permits

    Insurer can deny coverage if home is missing permits
    Q: Your advice was right on when you cautioned readers not to buy a house that did not have permits or a certificate of occupancy. Another important consideration in demanding to see the building, electrical and any other permit is that in the event of...
  • Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing

    Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing
    The City Commission has decided to approve an agreement with the Orange County government to be a part of the federal government’s Urban County Program – but only after one commissioner got some assurances that the program wouldn’t aim...