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  • Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data

    Mortgage rates little changed despite economic data
    The forces that move mortgage rates must have taken the week off because despite two good reports on the economy, borrowing costs were little changed this week. The average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage was 4.12 percent this week,...
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  • Time to downsize? Not for baby boomers

    The baby boomer who's itching to ditch the responsibility of a single-family home and move into an apartment – now, there's a relatively rare bird. That may be something of a surprise, given the media reports and demographic prognostications that...
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  • Economic worries still dragging down housing market, Fannie Mae says

    Economic worries still dragging down housing market, Fannie Mae says
    Broad concerns about the sluggish economy are still holding back the housing market, according to a survey released Monday by Fannie Mae. The lending giant's monthly national housing survey found that 57% of Americans think the economy is heading in...
  • Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago

     Apartment building foreclosures plunge in Chicago
    Foreclosure cases were filed against almost 2,800 Chicago apartment buildings with 7,700 units last year, the smallest number since the housing crisis began and a sign of the residential market's stabilization. The more than 30 percent decrease in...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    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...
  • End corporate welfare as we know it

    End corporate welfare as we know it
    Imagine that you were at home on a weekend afternoon and the doorbell rang and a representative from Boeing stood at the door with a tin cup asking you to contribute $10 to the Fortune 100 company so it can sell more products overseas. It's a good bet you...
  • Retirement: a good time to buy a getaway

    Buoyed by gains in their investments and home equity, vacation-home buyers have returned to the beaches, woods and mountains in search of bargains on vacation properties. Vacation-home sales rose 29.7 percent in 2013 from the year before, and the median...