mortgage http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Many U.S. Families Still Recovering Lost Wealth, Say St. Louis Fed Researchers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/many-us-families-still-recovering-lost-wealth-say-st-louis-fed-researchers <p>U.S. households have come a long way in regaining wealth lost in the Great Recession, but the pace of recovery remains uneven largely due to the housing market, <a href="http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/itb/articles/?id=2445">say researchers from the St. Louis Federal Reserve</a>.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:27:48 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 32645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Many U.S. Families Still Recovering Lost Wealth, Say St. Louis Fed Researchers Fewer St. Louis Homeowners Struggle With Mortgages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fewer-st-louis-homeowners-struggle-mortgages <p></p><p>A new report says fewer homeowners in the St. Louis area are struggling to keep up with their mortgages.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:01:13 +0000 The Associated Press 29820 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fewer St. Louis Homeowners Struggle With Mortgages Missouri to get nearly $5.5 million from 2 lawsuit settlements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-get-nearly-55-million-2-lawsuit-settlements <p>The Missouri Attorney General’s office has announced the state will get a share of multi-million dollar settlements from lawsuits against drug makers and book publishers.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:08:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri to get nearly $5.5 million from 2 lawsuit settlements Consumer Bureau Moves To Make Mortgages Clearer, Foreclosures Fewer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/consumer-bureau-moves-make-mortgages-clearer-foreclosures-fewer Saying it wants "to protect homeowners from surprises and costly mistakes by their mortgage servicers," the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau <a href="http://www.consumerfinance.gov/pressreleases/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-proposes-rules-to-protect-mortgage-borrowers/" target="_blank">today proposed new rules</a> it believes would make the home loan process simpler and give struggling homeowners more of a chance to avoid foreclosures.<p>If the rules go into effect next January as the bureau plans, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/10/158557192/u-s-unveils-mortgage-protections-fo Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:02:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 4295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Consumer Bureau Moves To Make Mortgages Clearer, Foreclosures Fewer Banks face suit over failure to record mortgage sales http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/banks-face-suit-over-failure-record-mortgage-sales <p>The St. Clair County state&rsquo;s attorney has filed suit against 22 banks for allegedly failing to record the sale of mortgages with the county.</p><p>Brendan Kelly alleges <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/94327889/St-Clair-County-mortgage-record-lawsuit">in the suit filed today</a> that banks conspired to document those sales on a private network known as MERS, rather than at the county recorder&#39;s office in Belleville.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 18:12:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Banks face suit over failure to record mortgage sales Attorney General's office holding 120 mortgage settlement meetings across Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorney-generals-office-holding-120-mortgage-settlement-meetings-across-missouri <p>The Missouri Attorney General&rsquo;s office is hosting 120 town-hall-style meetings across the state this week to help homeowners affected by lending abuses and improper foreclosure procedures.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Chris Koster&nbsp;&nbsp;says qualifying Missourians will split about $155 million of a $25 billion settlement reached with five of the nation&rsquo;s largest mortgage lenders.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:45:57 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3353 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorney General's office holding 120 mortgage settlement meetings across Missouri Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-february-15-2012 <p><strong>Koster</strong> <strong>wants U.S. Supreme Court to reject individual health insurance mandate</strong></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. Koster, a Democrat, said Tuesday his office filed a written argument in support of a lawsuit by Florida and other states.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:24:37 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 Missouri nets $196 million in mortgage settlement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-nets-196-million-mortgage-settlement <p>Troubled Missouri home owners can expect a degree of relief from a national mortgage settlement that has been reached with five of the nation&rsquo;s largest mortgage lenders.</p><p>The Show-Me State is being awarded more than $196 million of a $25 billion settlement with banks -- including Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase -- over allegations of lending abuses and improper foreclosure procedures.</p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the settlement does not close the door on possible criminal charges against mortgage lenders.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:21:19 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri nets $196 million in mortgage settlement Six arrested at Bank of America protest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-arrested-bank-america-protest <p>About three dozen people were singing mock Christmas carols over the bank's foreclosure processes.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:15:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 159 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six arrested at Bank of America protest