Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...Read More »
Some homeowners who got a lifeline from the federal government through a loan modification program are about to get a rude awakening as interest rates on the loans – and the payments – start to rise this year. Most payments ...Read More »
Two mortgage brokers are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for making fraudulent statements in order to obtain loans used in speculative real estate deals in Charlotte during the heady days before the housing crash. Joshua Hankins of Charlotte ...
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A murky, internecine lawsuit over $1.2 billion involving two formerly synonymous giants of economic development in Charlotte has ended in what appears to be an equally shadowy draw. But the documents filed Tuesday in a Texas court dismissing a 2010 ...Read More »
Come Jan. 10, it may become more difficult for homeowners to obtain a mortgage. That’s when a host of new rules come into effect. Most notable among the changes for borrowers will be the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules that ...Read More »
RALEIGH – Some North Carolina homeowners will receive a share of a $2. 1 billion national settlement brought against subprime mortgage loan servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., Attorney General Roy Cooper announced recently. An estimated $26 million in funds will help ...Read More »
Crowdfunding has been used to finance independent films, support aspiring novelists and musicians and launch small businesses. Now new rules under review by the Securities and Exchange Commission may shake up the real estate market by making it easier for ...Read More »
While the Charlotte real estate market remains affordable relative to many other U.S. markets, there is growing evidence that many middle class, professional families cannot afford to buy a home.
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Rising sales prices and interest rates for mortgages made the purchase of a single-family home more expensive in August 2013, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors.Read More »