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Friday, April 18, 2014

Mortgage loans meant to help seniors, push out their heirs

Isabel Santos stands outside the Pleasant Hill, Calif., home of her late parents. Her mother took out a reverse mortgage in 2009 but died two years later. The lender moved to foreclose on the house unless Santos paid the full mortgage balance of more than $300,000.