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February 2012 Archives

South Carolina moves to protect homeowners from predatory fees

Headlines have been filled with the news of a major settlement between the government and banks over unfair lending and foreclosure practices. Mortgage lenders have received a lot of attention for treating their customers poorly and the addition of unnecessary fees attached to real estate transactions. The South Carolina Legislature has addressed predatory mortgage fees by banning them under the provisions of a new law.

Charleston developers find hitch in renovation plan

With the ongoing slump in the real estate market, it is a great sign when commercial real estate developers are starting on an ambitious new project. A Charleston real estate development group is in the process of renovating the Millennium Music building near the city's primary shopping zone. Their construction and renovation was put on hold when a city planning and zoning board would not approve their plans.

Foreclosure numbers lower than last year, but likely to climb

Recent numbers indicate that the economy may be on the mend, but news about the real estate market is mixed. According to numbers recently released by RealtyTrac, 210,941 foreclosure filings were reported on U.S. properties in January 2012. Like the rest of the country, South Carolina has been hurt by a high number of foreclosure cases.

Federal government reaches settlement for foreclosure abuses

The lagging economy and large number of foreclosures have dominated the news in South Carolina and the rest of the country. Abuses made by big banks when dealing with foreclosure claims have only inflicted more pain on the thousands of families dealing with the loss of their home. Recently, the federal government reached an agreement with five of the nation's largest mortgage lenders to compensate those who were hurt by unfair foreclosure practices.

Myrtle Beach Tries to Convince Snowbirds to Stay

Myrtle Beach and other parts of costal South Carolina have long been top destinations for vacationers and snowbirds alike. During the winter months, Northerners head south to avoid the cold and snow. During the summer, people from all over the country come to South Carolina to enjoy beaches, golf and many other attractions.

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