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Feds Replace Flawed Foreclosure Review With Vague Settlement

The Independent Foreclosure Review was supposed to be a full and fair investigation of the big banks’ foreclosure abuses. But Monday morning, the very regulators who launched the program 18 months ago announced that it had all been a massive mistake and shut it down.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Housing Market Still Headed in the Wrong Direction

Saying the word recovery over and over won’t change the fact that the U.S. housing market is continuing its nose dive. David Blitzer of S&P tells the BBC, “Keeping with the trends set in late 2010, January brings us weakening home prices with no real hope in sight for the near future.”

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 READ MORE



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Half of Californians Can’t Afford Their Homes

More than half of the state's homeowners with a mortgage—51.4 percent—spend more than 30 percent of their monthly income on housing costs, according to 2005-2009 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. ... (more)

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Bank of America Ends Foreclosure Ban

Bank of America said Monday it will resume foreclosures in 23 states. The country’s largest bank stopped processing foreclosures nationwide while it investigated a mess of paperwork that cast doubt on the validity of home seizures. A self-imposed ban remains in 27 states.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 READ MORE


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Halt! Who Forecloses There?

Arriving a little late to the party, Bank of America has announced it is halting home foreclosure sales in all 50 states as it proceeds with a widening investigation of flaws in the process.

Posted on Oct 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Israel’s ‘Wanton Destruction’

Human rights investigators are adding yet another alleged war crime to existing accusations of Israel’s war-time exuberance, as Amnesty International officials believe Israel’s military forces engaged in “wanton destruction” of civilian homes during the bloody assault on Gaza.

Posted on Mar 6, 2009 READ MORE


New Orleans Homes to Be Demolished

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to demolish thousands of public housing units in New Orleans this weekend, despite an urgent need for affordable homes in the city. This video explains why, and what you can do about it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007 READ MORE


Home Prices Plummet

If you’re caught up financially in the housing bubble (who isn’t these days?), you might want to skip this item. Home prices have fallen by 3.2 percent—the sharpest drop in 20 years, while the median price for homes has gone down for the 12th consecutive month—another record. That’s not good news for a market eager to return to the good ol’ days of easy loans and overpriced homes.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007 READ MORE


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