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  • FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners

    FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners
    Homeowners who were laid off and lost their homes to foreclosure could qualify for a new mortgage in as little as a year under an unprecedented federal rule change that slashes the usual waiting period between financial disaster and buying a new house....
  • Is landlord retaliating for tenant's refusal to pay 'pet rent'?

    Question: I moved into a small fourplex a year ago with my service dog, a border collie named Harlan. I have a seizure disorder and Harlan alerts me when I am about to have a seizure. The apartment manager gave me no problems about my dog when I moved in,...
  • New housing gives homeless Osceola families hope, dignity

    New housing gives homeless Osceola families hope, dignity
    One day Derrik Smith was soaring as an orientation manager for a pizza place in Osceola. The next day, the chain unexpectedly converted to franchises and jettisoned Smith and others like so much excess ballast. Without warning or a fiscal parachute,...
  • Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says

    Homelessness, hunger climbing in U.S. cities, mayors' survey says
    Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday....
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say

    Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say
    When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership. The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
  • Woman, 101, sees wrong turned right

    This week, she will make cookies in a brand new kitchen. This week, she will sit in a brightly painted living room. This week, she gets her house back. She never should have lost it. After 101 years on this earth, Texana Hollis deserved better than to...
  • Reverse mortgages not for the uninformed

    "Why do I need to save? I'll just tap the equity in my house when I retire," said a former client at the end of 2006. He and his wife were in their late 50s, and I was recommending that they increase their retirement contributions. During the real estate...
  • Housing recovery good news for reverse mortgages

    Ever since the housing boom and boost, the real estate market has been clawing its way back from the bottom. For those keeping track, prices peaked in 2006 before dropping by over 30 percent nationally and far more in some markets. Housing bottomed out in...
  • Reverse mortgages have pitfalls, so reserve only as a last option

    Like many financial products, reverse mortgages are designed to meet a particular need in the marketplace. Nevertheless, while they may be appropriate for some homeowners, they are unsuitable or even harmful to others. Unfortunately, many lenders use...
  • Thinking about buying a first home? Here are some questions to answer

    My sister- and brother-in-law are newlyweds starting to look for their first home. They're not alone: Home sales jumped this fall to the highest point in the past two years. If you are dreaming of buying a house or apartment, the time may seem right. But...