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  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice. 
  • Judge Dismisses City's Suit Against Wells Fargo

    A federal judge dismissed Baltimore City's lawsuit against Wells Fargo yesterday, saying it was implausible that the mortgage lender's business practices had done as much damage as the city claimed. "In the present case, the city's allegations . . ....

    Foreclosures Up, Unemployment Down?

    The Sun's real estate reporter, Jamie Smith Hopkins, writes today that a record 4 percent of Maryland homeowners are in foreclosure. The number of delinquencies is much higher: All told, almost 14 percent of Maryland borrowers are behind, including...

    Under the Abacus Deals

    Wall Street Journal reporters examine the mortgages beneath the Abacus deals. Nice mix here of foreclosure stories, from a guy who got hit by a truck and a Romanian immigrant who got scammed by a predatory lender, to a woman in California's Inland...

    Fan-Fred and FHA Together Own a City the Size of Baltimore

    Freddie Mac, the smaller of the two government-owned mortgage-backers, lost $4.7 billion last quarter and has asked the government for another $1.8 billion to keep chugging along. Meantime, Freddie's inventory of foreclosed homes has doubled since the...