It is not clear how many wives Mormon founder Joseph Smith married under divine commandment -- some estimates put the number at 30.
Banks that agreed to help troubled borrowers as part of a $25 billion settlement over mishandled foreclosures accelerated efforts as the most generous terms of the deal head toward expiration.
As a North Carolina congressman, Mel Watt has tried to arm struggling homeowners with a legal “sledgehammer” against lenders and expand the ranks of people eligible to cut their mortgage principal.
Stockton, California, has the highest U.S. foreclosure rate. It also has a housing shortage.
Banks that agreed to help troubled borrowers as part of a settlement with regulators over foreclosure misdeeds are spending most of the promised aid on sales that displace homeowners and forgiveness that erases home equity loans from their books.
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Walter Investment Management Corp., the third-largest non-bank mortgage servicer, has been expanding while its bigger rivals shrink amid probes from regulators.
"I'm not saying everybody there did wrong."
- Joseph Smith on Dec 16, 2014