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  • The jury in a mortgage case finally strikes back at fraudulent bankers

    Given the government's failure to bring criminal cases against bankers and other Wall Street figures for collapsing the U.S. economy in 2008, it's been left to the little guy to strike back.  To be precise, one federal jury in Sacramento, which...
  • For parents, the ABCs of college finance

    For parents, the ABCs of college finance
    Look at your child, and think of college. If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
  • Major renovations and home values

    Major renovations and home values
    Q: We gutted all four bedrooms in our home down to the bare structure. We put in new insulation and drywall, upgraded the electrical from old knob-and-tube wiring, added outlets, fixed up a bathroom and created a master bathroom from one of the smaller...
  • U.S. News ventures into real estate agent rankings

    U.S. News ventures into real estate agent rankings
    U.S. News & World Report, known for ranking colleges, hospitals and cars, and offering advice on making those selections, is taking on real estate. The publishing company has teamed with Agent Ace, a California-based company, to launch a Web portal...
  • Ill-timed death causes tax liability stumper for estate

    Ill-timed death causes tax liability stumper for estate
    Q: My mother-in-law had a living trust with two co-trustees. My husband had power of attorney over her affairs. She needed 24-hour care, had impaired memory and other health problems, and lived near us in an assisted-living home that cost $4,000 per...
  • Seller Financing Becoming More Popular Again

    Financing provided by home sellers, popular in the 1980s when mortgage rates reached record levels, is making a comeback.  This is occurring now due to the difficulty for many potential home buyers to qualify for a mortgage.  Lending requirements have...
  • Developer buys only home on Central Park

    Developer buys only home on Central Park
    For many of the last 50 years, Christine Kilbourne fended off offers to buy her home. It's an enviable position for many sellers in today's depressed real estate market. But then again, most sellers don't own property in arguably the best location in the...
  • 'I quit' can be good for you

    'I quit' can be good for you
    When an economy takes a tumble, it's hard to imagine quitting your job. But according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, resignations rose steadily in 2011. In September of last year, nearly 2 million people gave notice—which is the highest number...
  • How to recognize a good offer

    How to recognize a good offer
    Our friends received an offer for their house while they were away on vacation. The initial offer came in about 12 percent below their asking price. They thought it was low. We thought it was a good initial offer. They countered and the buyers came...
  • Many energy-saving products will cost you instead

    Many energy-saving products will cost you instead
    Energy is expensive. You can't drive to work without filling up your gas tank. You can't heat your home without oil, propane or electricity. It's only natural to look for ways to shave a few bucks off those costs, but be cautious if you try. There are...
  • Selling a home: The new realities

    Selling a home: The new realities
    I've been hearing lately from homeowners who are preparing to list their homes for sale. They know the market isn't great, but they've been waiting for a year or two to move on with their lives (this is known in the industry as "pent-up demand") and...