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Minneapolis
October 14, 2011
Demonstrators from the OccupyMN anti-Wall Street protest marched into the Wells Fargo Bank branch at Marquette Avenue and 6th Street during the lunch

Foreclosure rate under fire

Church group urges St. Paul City Council to help keep families in their homes and stem vacancies.
Home & Garden
September 14, 2011

Refinancing while underwater not impossible

Several federal programs - and a smart loan officer - can help people who owe more than their house is worth
Home & Garden
September 14, 2011

Twin Cities foreclosures up slightly during June, but delinquencies fell

Twin Cities foreclosure rate is still below the national average
Minneapolis
September 14, 2011

Judge dismisses Minneapolis tax assessment challenge

Attorneys for property owners in foreclosure-battered neighborhoods will take case to the state Supreme Court.
Minneapolis
August 23, 2011
Leslie Parks wept after closing on her house, while Liz Peter, left, who helped her get it back, simply beamed.

After 2-year foreclosure battle, she owns Minneapolis home

After her mother's duplex was foreclosed following a predatory loan, Leslie Parks signed a mortgage on the south Minneapolis duplex.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2011

Homeowners: 'You're in better shape than you thought'

New Twin Cities report from the University of St. Thomas takes aim at Case Shiller report by providing more perspective on the market.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2011

Should the government turn its foreclosures into rentals?

Even though foreclosures across the state are falling, long-term solutions to the problem are being debated.
Business
June 28, 2011
Chris Willette, a short-sale specialist for Edina Realty, listened to questions from sellers Christie Colborn and Laura Schmaltz (not pictured) in the

Lessons from a short-sale guru

Short sales are a growth segment of the market as more people have to sell their house for less than they owe.
East Metro
June 28, 2011

Briefs: Foreclosure-prevention workshops offered for free

The Washington County Library and the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority are offering free foreclosure counseling and information workshops every Thursday in July to provide advice from trained foreclosure-prevention counselors.
Business
June 28, 2011

Agency hit for reaction to housing complaints

The federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-owned mortgage finance giants, failed to refer to criminal investigators and other authorities almost 100 complaints about possible foreclosure abuse and mortgage fraud at the companies over a recent two-year period, according to a report issued late Tuesday by the inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. While the report did not determine whether these and other complaints had merit, it said that the agency's unresponsiveness to them was problematic.