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The Robo-Signing Settlement: Breaking the Usual Rules of Housing Policy

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

The robo-signing settlement is the latest -- and potentially the largest -- piece in the U.S. housing policy puzzle. Even though it's partly punishment for banks' wrongdoing, it is also another answer by the government to the question of how it can help the housing market.

Ben Hallman

Mortgage Settlement Makes Fresh Promise To Curb Bank Bad Behavior | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

As part of the $25 billion mortgage fraud settlement announced Thursday, five of the biggest U.S. banks promised to end practices that have led to bot...

Hope For Homeowners: The Squeaky Wheel Gets the HAMP

Anna Cuevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Cuevas

As a homeowner, you must know how your income and expense numbers look in the eyes of the lender and you must question authority; be the squeaky wheel, be your own best advocate and do not give up.

Foreclosure: It Can Happen to Anyone!

Anna Cuevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Cuevas

Many people facing foreclosure today actually were able to afford the homes that they bought at the time they bought them.

Durbin, Madigan Push For Federal Foreclosure Aid

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking Senate Democrat, is pushing for the federal government to share losses on mortgage defaults to prod ...