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WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official said Thursday that he could not guarantee that efforts to shore up a key government housing agency won't save it from needing a taxpayer bailout next year. But Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
Year after year, community associations deal with an assortment of issues and challenges. Some are perennial, like what to do about owners who don't pick up after their dogs. Others rarely appear on the agenda, like keeping everyone safe during the...
Tags: NATO, Mortgages, Chicago Mortgages
The Hartford CourantThe successful scam letter looks authentic. But what happens when an authentic offer looks like a scam? Shirley Stewart of South Windsor recently received a multi-color form letter — the old style, U.S. Postal Service type — inviting her...
Q: In your column a reader said they were refinancing with no fees. Do you know what company is offering that deal? I owe about $31,000 and am at 7.125 percent with 13 years left on the mortgage. Refinance fees I have found are high. Would paying...
Q: I put my estate in a trust. I would like to make sure that I understand everything correctly. I am leaving my house in the trust to my son. I was told that when I die the trust prevents probate. I want to make sure that when I go my son will just...
Matthew Gordon Lasner is the official biographer of the condominium. (Well, as official as these things get, anyway.) Several years ago, the assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College in New York became curious about how condo...
WASHINGTON — You may have seen headlines last week about the Federal Housing Administration needing a taxpayer "bailout" by the Treasury and wondered: Uh oh. Is the FHA heading down the fiscal drain like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have...
Westview Highlands is literally carved into Lamentation Mountain many feet below the forested summit. Views to the west reveal the shimmer of Silver Lake and the wavelike topography of the Hanging Hills further on. For a better look, a walking trail...
New home construction rose in October, underscoring continued improvement in housing last month. Housing starts rose 3.6% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 894,000, the Commerce Department reported. That was up 41.9% from the same...
Tags: Land Price, Hurricane Sandy (2012), Homes
L.A. NOWLos Angeles County district attorney candidate Jackie Lacey’s campaign was quick to blast her opponent, Alan Jackson, for having taken campaign contributions from a convicted felon who served prison time for his role in a multimillion-dollar...
Travis Poole understands school issues To the editor: Of all the elections coming up next week, none is more important that the choices we make for the four open positions on the Washington County Board of Education. I have known and worked with Travis...
Tags: Drug Use, Columbia University, Jay Carney, Elections, Homes
Steve Carter argued Oct. 11 that low-income housing in Columbia makes little sense ("Low-income housing does not belong in high-cost Columbia," letter). Perhaps Mr. Carter does not realize that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is...
Tags: Personal Income, James Rouse, Rentals, Poverty
Dec 6, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 6, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 14, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Dec 9, 2012 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 29, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 21, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 25, 2012 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 21, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Nov 20, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Oct 26, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Nov 1, 2012 |Story| Herald Mail
Oct 23, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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