Navigating good deals in housing market gets complicated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - First-time home buyers are taking advantage of what seem like killer deals; but they include terms like pre-foreclosure and short sale.  So what does it..
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Insult to injury after modification mishap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Bank of America adds insult to injury for a woman who lost her home after she thought she had made a deal with the bank to keep it. Nicole DePuy moved out of her..
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Ten short sales denied; Bank forecloses on home instead of taking cash

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A homeowner gets ten buyers over two years, but still wasn't able to save his home from foreclosure.Lance Dunning didn't want to move from his Cape Coral home bu..
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Call for Action needs your help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you're a people person who loves solving problems, CALL FOR ACTION could use your help! We needs people to work with us to help people in Southwest Florida ge..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK helps man get his $217,000 back!

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Call for Action gets $217,000 back for a Fort Myers man.  He lost the money after a bank sold him a home that it wasn't supposed to sell.  Melvin Wrote..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK gets results after case of bad bank communication

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News fixes another case of bad bank communication.  Cape Coral homeowners spent a year trying to avoid a foreclosure.  Finally, they closed on a s..
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Chinese drywall short sale denied because of paperwork mistake

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A WINK News investigation uncovers a problem with short sales of homes with Chinese drywall.  One woman says a paperwork mistake is inflating the price of h..
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How to file a complaint about your bank

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's your money and the government poured millions of dollars into saving the banking industry.  But thousands of people looking to national banks to save t..
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CALL FOR ACTION: WINK gets house back after Bank of America mishap

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News Call for Action saves a Cape Coral woman's home after a bank screw-up caused her house to get auctioned off!Call for Action uncovered two families in C..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bogus health insurance policies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida's Department of Financial Services has issued a warning about a bogus insurance policy sold to Floridians. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink estimates 18..
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WINK News exclusive: Cape residents unable to get their mail for months

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Frances Diaz is livid and upset at the mission she has to go through to get her mail. "I can't keep up with the bills, I can't budget myself, I can't keep track o..
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Loan modification mishap update: Bank of America responds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An update in our ongoing investigation into loan modifications and an error by Bank of America that left a Cape Coral woman homeless.  After we ran that sto..
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More BOA Mishaps

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Call for Action is working to uncover the truth behind a recent loan modification mishap involving Bank of America.  We told you about Cape Coral single mom..
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Cape Coral woman homeless after loan modification miscommunication

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman and her daughter are homeless despite their efforts to save their house through the president's "Making Homes Affordable" program.  Now s..
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Short sales slip-ups

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla--Troubled homeowners use it to get out of their mortgage without taking the hit on their credit. Investors use it to find a good property cheap and banks line up a ..
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No green for going green

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- Rebates, tax credits, lower power bills, and job creation; going green has never looked so good.  But it's an offer that may be too good to be true.Chuck (h..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Bacteria in fountain drinks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

FORT MYERS, Fla--It's the first thing you order when you go to a restaurant, but the last thing you think would give you food poisoning. We're talking about: your soft drink. The r..
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BP claim informational meeting

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

MATLACHA, Fla.-- Almost $400,000.  That's about how much BP has paid out to local businesses who say the oil in the Gulf is impacting their way of life!  If you think you..
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Numbers show cuts in Fire Department staffing affecting response times

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - New information tonight showing cuts in staffing are affecting how fast firefighters get to Cape Coral homes in an emergency! WINK News asked Cape Coral for..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Rental car toll charges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Steve LeFranc

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Christine Paull's February Florida vacation pictures make her angry. When she and her husband got home they got a letter from Dollar Rent A Car along with a huge..
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