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Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17B Settlement

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis

08/21/2014

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Qualifying For A Mortgage Is Easier Now, But Many Factors Affect Loan Approval

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies that federally insure the majority of the nation’s mortgages, are relaxing their FICO score requirements, sometimes as low as 620.

08/05/2014

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Mortgage Closing Costs Are On The Rise

By Jim Donovan: Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe you’re thinking of refinancing the home loan you already have? If so, mortgage closing costs are on the rise. According to […]

08/04/2014

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3 On Your Side: New Mortgage Rules

How will these new rules impact you down the road? 3 O Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

01/13/2014

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Financial Expert Says People Overreact To Debt

Ever since the Great recession began, a lot of us have been paying off existing debt and avoiding getting any new loans, but an investment specialist says too many people are too hot or too cold on something that needs to be just right.

09/29/2013

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Blog: DE AG Hosts Foreclosure Avoidance Workshops

By Jim Donovan:  Delaware homeowners who are behind on mortgage payments, face foreclosure, or have questions about their mortgage can meet face-to-face with six of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders at free housing workshops next […]

06/07/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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3 On Your Side: Mortgage Foreclosure Experts

Often desperate times call for desperate measures, but before you shell out money to a company to help save your home, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for you.

03/07/2013

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3 On Your Side: More Foreclosure Prevention Rules

Having problems paying your mortgage? Some new rules have been announced by the federal government to protect homeowners from foreclosure. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of them, and explains what they mean for borrowers.

01/18/2013

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3 On Your Side: Consumer Watchdog Issues New Mortgage Rules

New federal rules were announced Thursday, designed to protect consumers from taking out home loans that they can’t afford.

01/10/2013

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3 On Your Side: Banks Agree To Pay $8.5 For Foreclosure Abuse

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about the big settlements reached today between some national banks and the federal government.

01/07/2013

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3 On Your Side: Shopping For A Mortgage

Now on sale in aisle one, eggs, milk, bread, and a mortgage! With today’s consumers feeling more comfortable shopping for financial products outside of a traditional bank, a growing number of retailers are stepping up their game.

12/07/2012

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BLOG: DE AG Holds More Save-Your-Home Workshops

By Jim Donovan: Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that several of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders will participate in workshops his office is organizing next week to help Delawareans at risk of losing […]

11/09/2012

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REPORT: Philadelphia Housing Market Lagging Behind Rest Of Country

While the market continues to show signs of improvement, Philadelphia’s recovery is lagging behind, according to a new Zillow Real Estate Market Report.

10/24/2012

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BLOG: Mortgage Foreclosure Forum Tonight in NJ

By Jim Donovan: Are you or someone you know facing foreclosure or having trouble paying the mortage? Tonight, Tuesday October 23rd, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be sponsoring a Mortgage Foreclosure Forum […]

10/23/2012

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