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Experts say signs like this one could become more common this fall, as state and national moratoriums on evictions in the face of COVID-19 are lifted. Arizona already has one of the highest rates of housing losses in the nation, a new report says.

Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall. Read more»

Trump at a Prescott Valley campaign rally on Tuesday.

By now we have heard a lot about Donald Trump's tax write-offs, but do we really understand the hypocrisy of the tax code? In Tucson, thousands suffered through major financial losses when their homes were foreclosed during the Great Recession. They actually got taxed on their losses; those at Trump's level can write off their losses against future income for years. Read more»

New foreclosure filings in Arizona have fallen to the lowest level in seven years, a sign of a recovering housing market, according to RealtyTrac, a real estate information company. Read more»

Cartoonist Matt Davies turns his attention to the narrow way in which national security is evaluated and marvels at how much is looked at without being seen. Read more»

Bank of America, Washington DC

Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure, according to sworn statements by former bank employees. Read more»

A home for sale in Tempe. Realtors say home prices in Arizona are rising as the number if distressed properties is reduced and housing inventory shrinks.

The total value of home sales in Arizona rose over the last year even as the number of transactions slipped, real estate executives say, as foreclosed and distressed properties were moved off the market and the subsequent lower home inventories boosted prices. Read more»

Not requiring mortgage lenders to take foreclosure cases to court is helping Arizona recover from the housing crisis faster than states that do, according to an Arizona State University researcher. Read more»

From the troubled farmlands of Middle America to uneasy suburban enclaves across the nation, the US middle class is in decline.

After losing ground for four decades, middle America increasingly looks doomed. Here's how it happened. Read more»

A home for sale in Tempe. Experts say limited supply due to a drop in foreclosures on the market is helping drive up prices around Arizona.

Brisk demand and limited supply are helping to boost home prices in Arizona. For all of Arizona, the median price of a single-family home sold in August was $155,000, up from $116,050 in August 2011. Read more»

Federal watchdog says mortgage giant had no coordinated plan to bet against homeowners, though Freddie held billions of dollars of investments that paid off if borrowers stayed stuck in high-interest loans. Read more»

Families looking to buy foreclosed homes south of 22nd Street to Nogales Highway and Old Vail Connection can get down-payment help.

Homebuyers on the South Side can get down payment assistance of up to $15,000 under a program that runs through Nov. 30. Read more»

This Phoenix house, in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, was covered in trash, broken glass, leaves, and a door was found wide open in the back of the house, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance's report.

The National Fair Housing Alliance, an advocacy group, filed a federal housing discrimination complaint Tuesday accusing Bank of America Corporation of dealing with foreclosed homes differently in neighborhoods with predominately Latino and black populations. Read more» 1

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said that one of his personal ideals is the avoidance of "moral hazard" at a news conference in Phoenix Monday. He defined it as something that arises because an individual does not take the full consequences of their actions, resulting in careless behavior.

Arizona will use $57 million from its share of settlements with mortgage lenders to help people facing foreclosure stay in their homes and provide counseling, legal assistance and oversight, Attorney General Tom Horne said Monday. Read more»

Arizonans still have a right to vote even though their home may be in foreclosure and their address may change before November, a voting rights group said Thursday. Read more»

A study by government and academic researchers finds that approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications because of big banks' poor performance. Read more» 1

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