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For the second year in a row, Florida's condominium associations dodged a financial bullet when legislators opted to favor voters rather than the powerful banking lobby. It was an important victory for the state's struggling community associations,...
Tags: Elections, Interior Policy, Finance, Lobbying, Politics
The numbers would make anyone blink: Bad loans account for nearly a fifth of Fort Lauderdale-based OptimumBank's $88.6 million loan portfolio. But this isn't a tale of woe from the Great Recession. It's happening this year. There may be more bad times...
Sales of homes in foreclosure by Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. ground nearly to a halt after regulators revised their orders on treatment of troubled borrowers during the 60 days before they lose their homes. The banks...
A stalled residential marina development in Blue Island has been purchased by a south suburban company that built its name rehabbing foreclosed homes. Tinley Park-based Mack Cos. acquired 27 acres at Fay's Point, on a peninsula between the Cal-Sag...
WASHINGTON — Are large numbers of homeowners who have negotiated short sales with lenders at risk because of a startling omission in the American credit system? Do their credit reports and scores indicate that they were foreclosed upon, rather...
Sentinel CorrespondentBoard-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: My husband and I cosigned a loan for our son and his now ex-wife. Our son stayed in the...
Six months ago, Jose Rodriguez's cramped one-bedroom apartment had three beds in it. He and his wife shared one, and their two daughters bunked in the others. Today, thanks to Highland Park's affordable housing program, the family has room to grow...
Home flippers got a bad name during the housing boom. They sold properties for big profits in days or weeks, and the rapid price appreciation created a frenzy that led to the eventual bust. But today's flippers are getting credit for helping the...
George Packer's new nonfiction book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," has many of the qualities of an epic novel. Packer's subject is the last 35 years of U.S. history, the decades that gave us the conservative "Contract With...
Tags: Real Estate, Biofuels, Authors, Values, Oprah Winfrey
The Baltimore SunMarylanders received more than $1.3 billion in relief from the National Mortgage Settlement during a 12-month period, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Tuesday. That assistance went to nearly 17,000 mortgage borrowers between March 1, 2012...
Before dawn one hazy March day in L.A., Armando Granillo pulled his SUV into a Starbucks near MacArthur Park, where he planned to pick up an envelope full of cash from an Arizona real estate broker, federal investigators say. Granillo, a foreclosure...
Tags: Real Estate, Finance, Autism, Loans, Mortgages
The City Council Finance Committee on Monday recommended paying out $525,000 to settle two cases of alleged police misconduct, one involving a cop stripped of his police powers who still works for the department. If approved by the full council on...
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