Real Estate News – July 17, 2011

A Maine couple who lost about $850,000 through a failed New Hampshire mortgage firm have settled their claim for far less (via

A man who promised California homeowners foreclosure settlements and eventual mortgage payoff will spend the next 25 years behind bars (via

Police officers shot a man several times Friday morning after he set his foreclosed townhouse on fire, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department (via

People buying homes in the country’s most expensive housing markets likely will face pricier mortgages starting in the fall (via

Spring family fighting to keep pet pig says HOA won’t budge, despite petition (via