Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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North Miami mayor found guilty of mortgage fraud

Marie Lucie Tondreau now faces up to 30 years in prison
Ben Lane
Marie Lucie Tondreau, the mayor of North Miami, Florida, was found guilty of mortgage fraud, stemming from her part in a scheme that defrauded lenders to the tune of $8 million. Prosecutors said she used her fame to recruit straw buyers.
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Florida borrowers get more than $16 million back

Ocwen mortgage settlement checks in the mail
Brena Swanson
The Florida Attorney General's office sent out more than 14,000 checks in the mail to eligible consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2009 and 2012.
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North Miami mayor on trial for mortgage fraud

Marie Lucie Tondreau contends she was conned by business partner
Ben Lane
The mayor of North Miami, Marie Lucie Tondreau, is currently on trial for allegedly taking part in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded lenders to the tune of $8 million. Tondreau's lawyer claims that she is a victim too.
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Florida man convicted for renting out homes he didn’t own

Chris McDonald found guilty of organized fraud, grand theft
Brena Swanson
A man in Florida was found guilty for renting out houses he didn't own in a real estate scam that spanned at least five Florida counties over the past three years.
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Florida man buys foreclosure, finds dead body inside

Presumed owner hadn’t been seen for three years
Ben Lane
William Wilson, of Cape Coral, Florida, purchased the home on SE 19th Lane at auction Tuesday for $96,000. When he arrived at the home Wednesday to inspect his purchase, he found the body thought to be the previous owner, a woman who had been missing since November 2011, in the master bedroom.
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6 housing markets that haven’t recovered

California fills the list
Brena Swanson
Although it’s been eight to nine years since the housing recovery, not every market is recording strong growth, especially in Florida and California. Here are 6 former boomtowns that still have a long road ahead.
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Zillow: Millions of potential houses lost to "doubling up"

But there is a silver lining
Brena Swanson
“The rise in doubled-up households is a troubling sign of the times and starkly illustrates one of the prime drivers behind weak home sales these days,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. But there is a silver lining behind the data.
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LeBron James lists Miami mansion for $17 million

He’s taking his talents away from South Beach
Ben Lane
The man who calls himself “King James” lived quite large down on South Beach. James’ Miami home checked in at 12,178 square feet, replete with 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. If he gets the full asking price, James will turn a tidy profit of $8 million in just four years.
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Florida bank to pay all employees “living wage”

First Green Bank ups wages and eliminates salary caps
Ben Lane
According to a report from CNN Money, the bank will be giving a raise to 17% of its 66 employees this week to raise their salaries to a level that’s at least double the minimum wage for the state of Florida.
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Key Biscayne home may set Miami listing record at $60M

Private harbor, 12K SF, elevator…okay, we’ll take it
Trey Garrison
A Key Biscayne, Fla. home on a 2-acre peninsula with a private harbor will list for $60 million.
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