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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?

Zach Carter

Single Point Of Contact: Why Won't Banks Pay More Attention To Homeowners?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tim Collette's son Aaron will get back from Iraq on August 19. On August 9, his bank, JPMorgan Chase, is taking his house in Bend, Ore. ...

WATCH: Man Receives Foreclosure Notice For $0.00

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

Of all the foreclosure warnings issued during the housing crisis, perhaps oddest is the one demanding no money at all. Earlier this year, in North...

The Bernanke Scandal: Full-Frontal Cluelessness

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

How I wish that Ben Bernanke would get caught emailing photos of his underwear-clad groin. Otherwise we don't stand a chance of reversing this administration's economic policy, which is shaping up to be every bit as disastrous as that of its predecessor.

Zach Carter

Banks Exploit Electronic Robo-Signing Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When banks were caught improperly signing off on foreclosure documents last fall, consumer advocates and property rights experts hoped t...

Home Building Sees Greatest Decline Since 2009

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Housing starts and permits for future home construction fell in April as an overhang of homes on the market discourages builders from...

‘Squatter Rent' Savings May Help U.S. Spending

Bloomberg | Bob Willis and John Gittelsohn | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

Millions of Americans have more money to spend since they fell delinquent on their mortgages amid the worst housing collapse since the Great Depressio...

"The Loan Arranger"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since my wife and I were rejected for a home refinancing loan by our bank, which actually owns the house but kindly allows us to pay the mortgag...

Housing, Starts Permits Up In March

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. housing starts and permits for future home construction rose more than expected in March, snapping back from the prior month's w...

IRS Gives $513M In Homebuyer Credits To Unqualified Taxpayers

AP | BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in homebuyer tax credits to people who probably didn't qualif...

Foreclosure Foul-Up Wins Florida Man a Free Home

AOL Real Estate | Sheree R. Curry | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

Amid all the foreclosure horror stories, every now and then we hear about a good outcome, whether it's by winning a lawsuit through a homestead loopho...

Yepoka Yeebo

Jury Awards Homeowner $21 Million In Mortgage Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

A federal jury has awarded a Georgia man more than $21 million in a lawsuit pitting the homeowner against one of the nation's largest mortgage service...

In The Public Interest: Congress Still Demonizing Elizabeth Warren, Meanwhile, Chase Rolls Out the $5 ATM Fee

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

Washington should be implementing Wall Street reform, not tearing it down.

Zero Reserve Banking?

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Baker

Last March, Ben Bernanke wrote: The Federal Reserve believes it is possible that, ultimately, its operating framework will allow the elimination of m...

Video Interview With Bethany McLean, Co-Author of All the Devils Are Here

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Bethany McLean, co-author of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, stopped by to discuss the book and who are the biggest a**holes on Wall Street.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Names Major CFPB Regulator

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, House Republicans cemented plans to slash the budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting up a major f...

Home Sweet Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

A most dastardly deed occurred last Friday when the Obama administration issued a 29-page policy statement totally abandoning the federal government's time-honored role in helping Americans achieve the goal of homeownership.

Zach Carter

Fed Official Calls For Major Foreclosure Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top federal regulator told bankers on Friday that a major investigation into Wall Street's foreclosure system has revealed a "broken" ...

Zach Carter

CPAC Chief Tied To Fannie Mae, Foreclosure Mill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new head of the American Conservative Union, the group which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, has ties to ...

Foreclosure Crisis Not Over As Mortgage Modifications Fail, Spark Economic Stress

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite signs of economic improvement, the foreclosure crisis is far from over. According to a piece of fresh data released on Monday, low levels of ...

Zach Carter

Fed Officially Abandons Plan To Gut Predatory Lending Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve Board of Governors confirmed Tuesday that it will not proceed with plans to gut a principal federal remedy for preda...