Housing Crisis http://wfae.org en Charlotte: A City Of Mortgage-Debtors http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-city-mortgage-debtors <p></p><p>More homeowners in Charlotte have mortgage debt than in most other major metro areas around the country.&nbsp; Are we just prone to big spending, or is something else at play in the housing market here? &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Almost 21 million Americans – nearly a third of the nation's homeowners – own their homes <em>outright.</em></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:08:25 +0000 Julie Rose 19295 at http://wfae.org Charlotte: A City Of Mortgage-Debtors BofA Gets Praise From Housing Counselors http://wfae.org/post/bofa-gets-praise-housing-counselors <p>When Bank of America announces quarterly earnings this week, foreclosures and defaulting loans will once again be a key part of the equation.</p><p>The Charlotte bank has spent four years wading through a sea of troubled mortgages it took on with the 2008 acquisition of Countrywide. Along the way it's become a favorite target of vitriol - often landing on lists of "most hated institutions" in America.&nbsp;</p><p>But recently, WFAE's Julie Rose discovered some of the people on the front lines of the foreclosure crisis are softening toward Bank of America.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:26:22 +0000 Julie Rose 13729 at http://wfae.org BofA Gets Praise From Housing Counselors