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.
Critics are having a field day. Do you think the $26 billion deal will help homeowners injured by bank misbehavior? Do you think there was misbehavior?
As the foreclosure machine cranks up again, numbers soar in Pennsylvania, Maryland and several other states.
Some big banks are offering struggling homeowners incentives -- sometimes $30,000 or more -- to sell their homes for less than they owe.
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