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Catherine New

Who Does And Does Not Qualify For A Piece Of The $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

The government's $25 billion settlement with five of the nation's largest banks could help up to one million homeowners. About $21.5 billion is earmar...

John Rudolf

Disgraced Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty in Murder-For-Hire Plot

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 01.23.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A disgraced broker already in prison for engineering a $100 million mortgage fraud pleaded guilty Monday to orchestrating a murder-for-hir...

Protests Intensify To Oppose Potential Federal Mortgage Settlement

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* Left-leaning groups protest foreclosure deal with top banks * Targeted Obama re-election headquarters in Chicago * Ne...

Hells Angels Ex-President Sentenced Over Mortgage Fraud

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

It's not just banks and lenders that can be accused of mortgage fraud. The former president of the Hells Angels Sonoma Chapter, Raymond "Ray Ray" ...

Rick Santorum's Questionable Financing

McLean Patch | Bobbi Bowman and Zandy Dudiak | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

A search of land records for the $2 million Great Falls home of Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Richard Santorum tur...

Katy Perry Downloads And Stolen Cars: Putting The Foreclosure Mess In Perspective

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

How rotten is the state of the U.S. housing market? A foreclosed home for every single person currently living in Denmark still wouldn't exceed the nu...

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Expected To Plunge Next Year

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — If the U.S. economy does not suffer more setbacks, the rate of mortgage holders behind on their payments should decline significantly...

Michigan High Court Says Yes To Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

A ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned an lower court's decision that suspended thousands of foreclosures in the state. The new d...

California Deserves a Better Deal

Rep. Maxine Waters | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Maxine Waters

The banks hope that we'll see all the zeros and think that they've actually given us something. But California Attorney General Kamala Harris is not buying it. Instead of pressuring Harris to go with the flow, the rest of the attorneys general should follow her lead.

Herman Cain: Banks 'Want To Help People, They Really Do'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said on Wednesday that banks want to "help people" renegotiate their mortgages but that government regul...

Is Wall Street the Enemy of the People?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business
Monika Mitchell

There is something new going on in this millennium, something really exciting. A shift in the way we think from an exclusive sense of "what's in it for me?" to an inclusive sense of "what kind of world are we co-creating?"

WATCH: Is It Smart To Throw Your Savings Into A Mortgage?

Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Paul, 62, is like a lot of people near retirement: He wants a safe place to invest his money. But the interest rates on savings accounts barely keep u...

For The New Unemployed, Trouble Keeping A Home

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

One in three Americans would not be able to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month after losing their job, according to a new survey. The...

WATCH: A Man With 5 Tiny Homes in His Backyard: Micro-Architecture as Punk Rock

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.38.52PM.jpg He builds small and he works with a micro-budget. His Gottagiddaway AKA "$100 homeless hut" was built for about that.

A Housing Market Divided: The Rich And Everyone Else

AP | By MICHELLE CONLIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

-- In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else. Consider foreclosure-ravaged D...

SEC Nears Settlement With Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Over Subprime Loans

Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

Regulators are close to an agreement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle a case over disclosing their exposure to risky subprime loans, The ...

VIDEO: Illinois Home, Purchased For One Dollar, Now Faces Foreclosure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Amid a crisis that has affected millions, even homes that would seem to be the safest of bets can face foreclosure. Linda Hatchell of Glen Ellyn, ...

When Will Real Estate Recover?

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

"The good news is that the market is recovering. The bad news is that the recovery is very sluggish."

Housing Prices Unchanged For First Time In Nearly Year

Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - Single-family home prices were unchanged in May, the first time in nearly a year they have not fallen on a monthly basis...

Arthur Delaney

Strategic Defaulter Walks Back To His Mortgage

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

Ernie Soto and his wife are moving back into their house in Alamogordo, N.M., the same house they abandoned at the beginning of 2010 after Soto lost f...

Foreclosures Fell By Nearly One-Third In First Half Of Year

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- The number of homes taken back by lenders in the first half of this year fell 30 percent compared with the same 2010 period, the result...

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

DailyFinance | Regina Lewis | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

It's always interesting and instructive to see what money matters are on our readers minds. We've promised to chase down answers for you, and we'll co...

Foreclosure Notices Being Issued Via Facebook

Time | TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

The most distressing content most of us have ever seen on Facebook falls within the realm of the overshare: your boss's Vegas stag party pics, or your...

Are You Staying Together For the House?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Some couples stay together for love, and others stay together for the kids. But today, with unemployment at 9.1% and real estate prices continuing to...

Are You Draining Your Nest Egg to Stay Afloat on an Underwater Mortgage?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If you are one of those seriously delinquent homeowners, or one who is draining your nest egg or tapping home equity to make the mortgage payments, is there a way to hang on long enough?