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  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal, which will be...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • Cash-out refinancings back in vogue as home equity surges

    WASHINGTON — The name itself conjures up images of ATMs: cash-outs. You may associate the term "cash-out refinancing" with the frothy and dangerous days of the real estate boom, when some owners turned their hyper-inflating houses into money...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • Controversial FHA payoff rule to end

    WASHINGTON — Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing — your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of...
  • The ethics of walking away from a mortgage

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a CPA (retired). When the subject of underwater homeowners comes up, it seems that advice on this matter always ignores one truth that deserves to be told. When one takes out a mortgage to purchase a home,...
  • 'Boomerang' buyers get another chance at homeownership

    'Boomerang' buyers get another chance at homeownership
    Just 10 days before Christmas 2009, Ganel Appolon found an envelope taped to his front door. He and his family were being evicted from their Tamarac home. Appolon had fallen behind on his mortgage payments, and the lender repossessed the property...
  • New job hours away likely gets HUD buyer off hook

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I very much enjoy your weekly radio show. My son purchased a HUD home last October, and now he has an offer for a job located four hours away. Do you have any advice or direction in your books or ebooks which...
  • Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say

    Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say
    Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday. That's because most...
  • Can't buy or sell a home due to government shutdown? Talk to The Times

    Can't buy or sell a home due to government shutdown? Talk to The Times
    Is the government shutdown preventing you from buying or selling a home? The closure of many government agencies is threatening deals because people can't get loans or crucial documents. Are you one of them? Are you having trouble getting a loan...
  • Foreclosure starts sink in California in 3rd quarter, near 7-year low

    New California foreclosure filings tumbled during the third quarter, as a stronger economy continued to heal the housing market. Notices of default fell 21.1% from the second quarter and 58.6% from the same period last year, research firm DataQuick said...
  • Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high

    Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high
    Led by positive data on sales of new single-family housing, home-builder confidence ticked up in December, reaching its highest reading in four months. The gauge of the National Assn. of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached 58 last...