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How to become a homeowner when you don’t qualify for a mortgage 29.4.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Lease-to-own contracts and land contracts are different legal ways to transfer occupancy of a property from an existing owner who does not want to occupy it to someone else who does but cannot immediately qualify for the financing required to purchase it outright.
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Woman accused of renting out Wheat Ridge home she didn't own pleads guilty 18.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A woman accused of using Craigslist to rent out a Wheat Ridge home she didn't own pleaded guilty last week to attempted theft and burglary.
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'We need an outsider like Trump,' says this two-time Obama voter 10.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

— On the vacant, sun-blasted streets southwest of the Strip, Joe Cervantes sees an America on the decline.

Sporting a fedora and a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt as he walks his chow chow, the 67-year-old retired car salesman grumbles when he passes a neighbor's house with weeds in the rocks. Three cars...

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More older Americans becoming renters 1.4.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Baby boomers are altering the American Dream. After having the home in the suburbs, the kids, the two cars, and maybe even the picket fence, a growing number now want to ride elevators to rental apartments and walk out the door to restaurants. When the kids are grown, an increasing number of ...
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States look to provide lawyers for the poor in civil cases 30.3.2016 AP National
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A flood of poor defendants representing themselves - often ineffectively - in dire cases involving eviction, foreclosure, child custody and involuntary commitment has led to a push in legislatures to expand rights to free lawyers in certain civil proceedings....
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States look to provide lawyers for the poor in civil cases 30.3.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A flood of poor defendants representing themselves — often ineffectively — in dire cases involving eviction, foreclosure, child custody and involuntary commitment has led to a push in legislatures to expand rights to free lawyers in certain civil proceedings. Everyone has a right to a free lawyer in criminal cases if […]
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This Is What It's Like to Try to Sue Donald Trump 28.3.2016 Mother Jones
Of the many targets of Republican presidential contenders' attacks on Donald Trump—and there have been plenty to choose from—one of their favorites has been Trump University. The now-shuttered educational enterprise (forced to change its name to the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative after the New York education department found its moniker to be misleading) is accused, in three separate lawsuits, of defrauding thousands of students into taking on massive debt they now can't pay back by falsely marketing itself as a road to Trump-level wealth and business success. But Trump University isn't the only Trump endeavor that has landed in court. The tycoon has launched—or lent his name to—a slew of business ventures that have yielded frustrated customers and investors who have sought legal recourse. There are hundreds of lawsuits extending over 43 years that name Trump or one of his businesses. Here's an incomplete list of some of those legal skirmishes that began when Trump joined his father's business and ...
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Illinois to receive $13 million in mortgage crisis settlement 15.3.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois has received $13 million to help individuals in Illinois navigate through foreclosure-related problems as homeowners or renters. The money is part of a settlement the U.S. Justice Department and several states reached with Bank of America over practices ...
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Tri-City man faces prison for filing false liens 29.2.2016 AP Washington
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) -- A Tri-City man is facing at least five years in prison after being convicted of residential burglary, theft and other charges for filing liens on property in Kennewick that he didn't own....
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Man who shot Colorado deputies had legally purchased rifle 27.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — Investigators say a man who fatally shot a Colorado sheriff’s deputy and wounded two others trying to serve an eviction notice used a rifle he legally purchased four years ago. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Friday that Martin Wirth bought the .45-caliber rifle from a private seller in February 2012. […]
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When deputies came for Wirth's Bailey home, gunman was out of options 26.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
BAILEY — When a group of sheriff's deputies went to evict Martin Wirth on Wednesday, it was the culmination of more than a decade of desperate battles by the political activist over ...
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1 deputy killed, 2 injured in Front Range shooting 25.2.2016 Durango Herald
BAILEY – A man who spent years fighting the foreclosure of his Colorado home and ranted online about police and corporate corruption shot three law enforcement officers trying to serve an eviction notice Wednesday, killing one and wounding the others, authorities said.The officers fired back in this forested mountain community,...
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Man who shot Colorado deputies ranted against government 25.2.2016 AP National
BAILEY, Colo. (AP) -- A man who spent years fighting the foreclosure of his Colorado home and ranted online about police and corporate corruption shot three law enforcement officers trying to serve an eviction notice Wednesday, killing one and wounding the others, authorities said....
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Suspected Bailey shooter fought the system in words and politics 25.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
Martin T. Wirth, the man officials identified as the suspected shooter of three deputies in Bailey Wednesday, railed against what he characterized as injustices perpetuated by corporate America, the foreclosure crisis and criminal justice, his online activity and political allies ...
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Activist Martin Wirth, resident of home at site of Park County shootout, opposed death penalty as "idiotic hypocrisy" 25.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Martin T. Wirth, the resident of the home where three Park County deputies were shot Wednesday, said as a Green Party candidate in 2014 that he opposed the death penalty as "idiotic hypocrisy," supported gun ownership and TABOR and railed against government's use of eminent domain.
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Investors With Cash Still Edge Out First-Time Home Buyers 17.2.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The easy pickings of foreclosures may be gone, but investors continue to swarm over local housing markets, offering all-cash deals that create headaches for the first-time buyers who compete with them.
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Gay groups seek to buy NYC church known for hateful messages 5.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on the matter. They want to buy the Atlah World Missionary Church […]
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Gay groups seek to buy NYC church known for hateful messages 5.2.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on the matter....
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Wall Street’s impact on Seattle’s housing affordability 4.2.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Cash-buyers in Seattle’s red-hot housing market are more often than not large investors whose first order of business is to hike up rents.
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'The Big Short' and '99 Homes' tackle the 2008 financial crisis from boom to bust 29.12.2015 LA Times: Commentary

So-called "losing the farm" movies in 1984 yielded Academy Award nominations for lead actress winner Sally Field ("Places in the Heart"), Sissy Spacek ("The River") and Jessica Lange ("Country.") But Hollywood has been slow in responding to more recent hardships caused by the 2008 economic crash...

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