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Money & CompanyThe Federal Reserve’s latest economic-stimulus move tells the markets one thing loud and clear: The Fed wants mortgage rates under 4%, and soon. The central bank, in its post-meeting statement Wednesday, committed to shifting its $1.66-trillion...
TribLocal - Northbrook » NewsThe U.S. Justice Department today said federal charges were filed against five men from the northern suburbs who are accused of engaging in a $15.7 …...
This article contains revised material. The federal government, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is offering a leg up on home ownership. But don't be caught lagging behind. A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for...
Spring 2010 is shaping up to be an excellent time to buy a newly constructed home. But you have to move fast. All indicators point to an opportune environment that the smart buyer can't - and won't - ignore. "Today is a great time to buy a newly...
The family bank of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias loaned a pair of Chicago crime figures about $20 million during a 14-month period when Giannoulias was a senior loan officer, according to a Tribune examination that provides new details...
Tribune reporterAnup Bhattarai has been watching a lot of YouTube lately. Not that he has idle time on his hands -- quite the opposite, in fact. Bhattarai, 34, just bought a two-flat in Logan Square for $265,000, which he's rehabbing himself: repairing leaky pipes,...
That some underwater owners -- whose houses are worth less than what they owe -- are walking away from their homes even though they can still afford to make their mortgage payments has been well reported, if not well documented. But just how prevalent...
Would you, under any circumstances, default on your home mortgage, even if you could afford to make the monthly payments? That's a trickier question than you might assume, according to new research from the University of Chicago's Booth School of...
With the April 30 deadline looming, home buyers need to get a move on if they hope to qualify for the federal tax credits of $8,000 for first-timers or $6,500 for owners wishing to move up. But even if you don't have a binding contract in place by the...
The misdeeds on Wall Street that worsened the financial crisis have created a legion of angry homeowners asking, "Where's my bailout?" Some homeowners feel justified in walking away from their mortgages. After all, banks and other financial companies...
A Country Club Hills man was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison and was ordered to pay more than $56 million today in a mortgage fraud scheme in what is being called among the largest federal prosecutions in Chicago, officials said. Bobbie L....
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