By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune reporter 8:12 p.m. CDT, July 30, 2014 BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says "The Stolen Dragon of Quanx" is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned "Eyes Trilogy" sooner if so many other things hadn't … Continue reading As an author, Becca Mann is no fish out of water
Mary Umberger On Real Estate 8:20 p.m. CDT, July 20, 2014 Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to … Continue reading A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.
By Vikki Ortiz HealyTribune reporter 6:36 p.m. CDT, July 16, 2014 A Carol Stream man upset that his estranged wife has custody of their dog, Pepper, asked a Will County judge today to let an independent arbitrator help decide who keeps the 5-year-old black Labrador retriever known for snoring and hogging the bed. “Your pet … Continue reading Divorcing Couple Struggles with Pet Custody
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The rental market has been booming over the past several years, with many landlords earning double-digit returns of 10% or more. And while rising home prices have dampened returns for landlords in some markets, other markets still offer plenty of profits, according to RealtyTrac which analyzed rental market conditions in 370 major … Continue reading Best Landlord Markets
A man trapped for more than 30 hours in a visiting room in the Cook County Jail while there to see his incarcerated son filed a petition for discovery Thursday in Cook County Court. Farad Polk went to the jail during visiting hours on July 5 and entered a room where he was expecting to … Continue reading Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers
In what is being heralded as a landmark ruling for civil rights, the United States Supreme Court decided Wednesday that police can not search the mobile phones of people under arrest without a warrant. “The court recognized that the astounding amount of sensitive data stored on modern cell phones requires heightened privacy protection, and cannot … Continue reading Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant: SCOTUS
DSnews.com When a borrower dies, the passing of property to the remaining family members can be a complicated process. Even if there are no issue with the borrower’s estate there can be issues transferring the mortgage to a party that had no previous relationship with the servicer. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance … Continue reading CFPB Issues Ruling to keep Heirs from Falling into Foreclosure