Monday, March 03, 2014
By Joe Tyrrell : NJ Spotlight
With new foreclosure cases continuing to pour into New Jersey courts, administrators have taken a key step to unclog the legal system.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
JP Morgan must pay $13 billion in a settlement on failed securities. Felix Salmon of Reuters will explain how struggling homeowners in some New York City neighborhoods will get some of the $4 billion earmarked for victims. Plus: Carlos Menchaca talks about being the first Mexican-American elected to the New York City council; the 10 ways that demographics are changing our buying habits as Americans, with author Matt Carmichael; and Hilton Als of The New Yorker on his new collection of essays.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
A symphony orchestra gets a gleaming new concert hall. It’s a symbol of cultural ambition, civic pride and even urban renewal. Or, is it an albatross and a money pit?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The New Jersey Assembly held hearings Wednesday on the Christie administration's programs to reduce foreclosures in the state. The hearings focused on $300 million in aid from the federal government that was intended to help homeowners facing foreclosure.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How to end the ongoing foreclosure crisis and relieve those who have lost their homes. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Friday, July 06, 2012
About half of the mortgages in San Bernardino County are underwater, and the county is looking for some way to help its residents. Now a venture capital firm has stepped forward with a controversial possible solution.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Since early 2007, 4 million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. Only now have state officials around the country begun to finalize a multi-billion dollar settlement with the biggest mortgage-providing banks that engaged in abusive or misleading practices, like robo-signing. Some critics, including those who have already had their homes go underwater, worry that it may let the banks off too easily.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who took over a Brooklyn house in foreclosure since 2008 have yet to be kicked out of the property. But they haven't been able to fix up the place yet, either.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a suit against Bank of America, JP-Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and GMAC Mortgage, accusing them of "unfair and deceptive business practices." She is seeking damages for borrowers who were hurt by these banks foreclosure practices, which range from filing fraudulent legal paperwork to the use of so-called "robo-signers" and refusing to follow lending laws.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
—Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal real estate reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.