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Archive for December 2013

Q&A: How can the self-employed get a mortgage?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 16, 2013 – Question: I am self-employed and make a good living. I want to buy a house, but it’s hard to document my income. So I’ve been getting turned down for a mortgage, even though I’m willing to make a large downpayment. Any hope for me? – Trevor Answer: With banks and…

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Real estate Q&A: Unruly homeowner interrupts board meetings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 6, 2013 – Question: We have an unruly owner who attends every association meeting. The owner heckles, laughs inappropriately and answers questions that are posed to board members. We are told by the board president that as an owner, she has a right to be there and we should just…

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Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close

MIAMI (AP) – Nov. 26, 2013 – The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year. Forecasters had predicted 13 to 20 named Atlantic storms, seven to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and three to…

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