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Interactive: Foreclosure rescue scams

The rapid rise in home foreclosures has spawned a wave of 'rescue' scams that prey on vulnerable homeowners. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim.

Regulators struggle to contain foreclosure fraud

State and federal regulators are struggling to cope with a wave of foreclosure 'rescue' scams that are feeding on the rising number of homeowners facing the loss of their homes.

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Government cracks down on mortgage scams

Federal and state officials said Monday they are cracking down on mortgage modification scams that target the Obama administration’s efforts to make home loans more affordable.

Layoff insurance latest carrot for homebuyers

Free granite countertops or swimming pools aren't going to convince anyone who's afraid of losing a job to buy a home. But what about a promise to pay your mortgage if you get laid off?

Mortgage rates fall, set yet another record

Rates on 30-year mortgages fell to the lowest level on record for the second consecutive week after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.

Illinois county believes in kinder evictions

On a quiet street lined with neat homes and trim lawns, squad cars pull up to a suburban Chicago house where the owners have fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

Construction spending falls for 5th month

Construction spending fell for a fifth straight month in February as another big drop in home building offset a slight rebound in nonresidential construction.

Pending home sales rise in February

Pending U.S. home sales rose in February from a record low a month earlier as buyers took advantage of deeply discounted prices and low interest rates.

U.S. home price drops set records in Jan.

Home prices sank by the sharpest annual rate on record in January, and the pace continues to accelerate, but there were a handful battered metro areas where price declines slowed.

U.S. home price drops set records in Jan.

American home prices dropped by the sharpest annual rate on record in January, a widely watched index showed Tuesday.

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