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Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to...

New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under...

US existing home sales rise in September

U. S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013....

US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014...

US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace.

Sale of Joan Fontaine's house to aid animal group

More property from the late Academy Award‑winning actress Joan Fontaine will benefit an animal welfare organization. The Monterey County Herald...

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem

Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday — a step...

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country,...

Ali's childhood home to be completely restored

The owner of Muhammad Ali's boyhood home has partnered with a restoration specialist in a venture to completely restore the Louisville, Kentucky,...

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 3.97 percent

Average U. S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. The 30-year loan hit its lowest level since June 2013 as Treasury bond yields marked new lows amid concern...

For varying groups, market frenzy may help or hurt

The turbulence that's roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U. S. companies and will likely produce even...