Stacey Vanek Smith
Feb 13, 2012 State and federal authorities unveil a $25 billion deal with big banks to address foreclosure abuses and to aid underwater homeowners.
Feb 9, 2012 As a potential deal between states and big banks nears over abusive foreclosure practices, we check in with Gallup to see how worried homeowners are about the future.
Feb 13, 2012 As states close in a settlement with big banks over alleged abusive home foreclosure practices, we break down how much each family will really get.
Feb 9, 2012 Nearly all the states and the federal government, and five of the nation's largest banks, have reportedly reached a $25 billion settlement over abusive foreclosure practices. Around 750,000 victims of foreclosure fraud will get checks for just about $1,800.
Feb 13, 2012 A settlement has been reached between state attorneys general and five major banks, but the problems of the housing market in the U.S. are far from over.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 13, 2012 Today's $26 billion settlement between the government and five of the nation's biggest banks could free up the billions in mortgage securities they possess. But the settlement will also change many of the ways banks deal with foreclosures.
Feb 13, 2012 Forty states have signed on to a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks, while Delaware and other hold-out states try for a better deal.
Feb 13, 2012 National State Attorneys General Program Director James Tierney discusses why it has taken so long to reach a multi-state settlement with big banks over shady foreclosure practices during the housing crisis.
Feb 13, 2012 Monday is the deadline for states to sign onto a settlement with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. The deal would reportedly force banks to pay billions of dollars to people who lost their homes.
Feb 3, 2012 I have the opportunity to refinance from 5-1/4 percent to 4-1/4 percent. The savings will be $249 a month, which we really need because we probably will need a new car next year. The payback for the closing costs (rolled into the refi) would take 2 years. However, there is a small chance we could be moving due to my job before 2 years. Should I take the lower rate to get the monthly savings or find the money for the car elsewhere? My wife's and my credit scores are high -- about 800. (Yes, Tess, I checked FICO per your constant reminding on the show.) Eric, Ringwood, NJ