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Living Large: The Tiny House

You can downsize and still “Live Large.” Meet one North Texas woman who traded space for freedom.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

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Prosecutors: Mobsters Cheated Irving, Texas Based Mortgage Firm

The trial of Nicodemo Scarfo and six other defendants started in Camden, N.J. Prosecutors say the defendants used threats to take over a publicly traded Texas based mortgage company and then kept the firm’s assets for themselves.

01/08/2014

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Texan Gets More Than 7 Years For Mortgage Fraud

A Dallas-area loan officer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison and must repay nearly $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud and laundering scam.

11/08/2013

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Poll: Half Of Older Workers Delay Retirement Plans

In an illuminating sign of changing times and revised visions of retirement, a new poll finds older Americans not only are delaying their retirement plans, they’re also embracing the fact that it won’t necessarily mark a complete exit from the workforce.

10/14/2013

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North Texas Iraq War Veteran Gets Mortgage Free Home

The flags outside the house on Diceman Drive in Dallas declared it proudly: “This is the home of a United States veteran.” That brand new, mortgage-free home is one the Zachary family saw Friday for the very first time.

CBS 11–07/12/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Arlington Woman Gets Jail For Mortgage Fraud

Prosecutors say a North Texas woman who held seminars on how to commit mortgage fraud must serve more than five years in prison and repay $2.8 million.

03/01/2013

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Financial Expert Talks Greece, Mortgages, Natural Gas

Turmoil in Greece could mean a spike in U.S. stock prices. Financial expert Jim Lacamp explained that and more on Monday morning.

02/13/2012

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Rate On 30-Year Mortgage Down To Record 3.88 Pct.

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell again this week to a record low. The eighth record low in a year is attracting few takers because most who can afford to buy or refinance have already done so.

01/19/2012

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MetLife Closing Mortgage Unit & Cutting Jobs

Life insurance company MetLife has announced that it is closing its mortgage operation. Over 4,000 workers are expected to lose their jobs nationwide.

01/11/2012

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Perry Bet Big On Tax Grants To Subprime Lenders

Governor Rick Perry spent millions to lure the nation’s leading mortgage companies to expand business in his state. But the plan backfired.

10/03/2011

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Local Homeowners Flock To Event For Mortgage Help

North Texans, struggling to make mortgage payments, have a chance to save their dream. The Save the Dream Event” began Thursday at the Dallas Convention Center — aimed at helping homeowners cut through mortgage red tape.

09/15/2011

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