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Bank Threatens to Foreclose on Stage 4 Breast Cancer Patient

Cindi Davis (pictured above) has been fighting breast cancer for four years. She's now in Stage 4 of the deadly disease, and it's taken dozens of chemo treatments and $1,100 a month in prescription medications to keep her alive. Those expenses are crippling Cindi and her husband, Kirk, and they are hardly able to keep up... Continue Reading »

13 Historic Homes From the 13 Original Colonies

By Erika Riggs How well do you know your U.S. history? It might have been awhile since your eighth-grade civics class, so we're giving you a brush-up on Colonial events with a real estate twist this Independence Day. From homes of Declaration signers to estates near Revolutionary War battlefields, we're touring 13... Continue Reading »

Colorado Says No to Foreclosure-Prevention Bill

Every Republican on a Colorado House committee voted no last week to a bill that was to provide housing counseling and foreclosure-prevention services to families trying to hold on to their homes; while at the nation's capital mortgage servicers agreed to do better by homeowners facing foreclosure across the nation. The... Continue Reading »

Apple Gives Homeowners Deal of a Lifetime

Talk about price appreciation. Donnie and Kathy Fulbright bought a one-story house on less than an acre in Maiden, N.C., for $6,000 34 years ago, and they recently sold it for $1.7 million. The new owner? Apple Inc. What does the Cupertino, Calif., maker of iPods and iPads need acreage in rural North Carolina for? The... Continue Reading »

North Carolina Foreclosures Near Record, but Tide May Be Turning

Foreclosures in North Carolina are on pace to set a new record of 70,000-plus filings in 2010, eclipsing last year's record of 63,289. By the end of July there were already more than 40,000 filings, according to data analyzed by the North Carolina Justice Center. Foreclosure activity slowed a tad in 2009, after lenders... Continue Reading »

Foreclosure Aid: States Fall Short on Short Sales

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the $1.5 billion in new Home Affordable Modification Program funds exclusively for states with the biggest home price drops: California, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona (Michigan somehow made it in, too). Now the Treasury Department has announced Part 2 of that project – another $600... Continue Reading »

Wind Farm View of a Beach Rental

Could your next beach rental include a view of a wind farm out in the distance? It could become a reality up and down the East Coast, with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's approval of the controversial Cape Wind project. Clean energy supporters sure hope so, particularly in light of the traumatic environmental... Continue Reading »

Aging Boomers: No Golf Please, Feed My Mind

How times have changed.... at least if retirement trends are the measure. When my parents' generation thought of retirement living, it was in Florida, probably on a golf course. If you lived in the Northeast, it was Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Midwesterners typically opted for Naples or Fort Myers. But Baby... Continue Reading »

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