Marijuana growers are buying or renting bank-owned homes, hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Northern California and elsewhere.
Several new reports indicate that the ailing US housing market is improving on multiple fronts.
Housing group charges banks with uneven treatment of foreclosures in minority neighborhoods.
A new incentive program for mortgage principal reductions might help more struggling Americans keep their homes.
Bank of America's 'mortgage-to-lease' trial gives select homeowners an escape from debt troubles while they rent their former homes for a reasonable price.
Just like homeowners, some congregations used risky financing to buy property. Now, values have collapsed, congregations have shrunk and huge balloon payments are coming due.
Homeowners are likely to feel the impact of a nearby foreclosure on their own property values.
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