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  • Bank of America turns foreclosure-facing homeowners into renters

    Bank of America turns foreclosure-facing homeowners into renters
    Bank of America: Lenient landlord? The bank is launching a pilot program that would allow customers with underwater mortgages to avoid foreclosure by becoming renters. In its testing stages, the Mortgage to Lease program will involve fewer than 1,000...
  • Pending home sales down monthly but up yearly

    Pending home sales down monthly but up yearly
    Indications that the housing market is shaky but generally improving are continuing to roll in: February’s pending home sales – which represent signed contracts for home purchases – are up over the year but down from January, according...
  • Southland housing slump extends into March

     
    Southern California's housing market lacked vitality in March, a sign that the year could be a lackluster one for the region’s housing market as shoppers continue to sit out buying despite high affordability. The median price of a home in......
  • KB Home posts second-quarter loss

     
    Los Angeles home builder KB Home widened its loss in its second quarter as the housing market stalled and the company continued to suffer the fallout from the bankruptcy of a Las Vegas development. The company posted a net loss......
  • KB Home's loss widens, but orders for new homes rise

     
    KB Home's loss widened slightly in the third quarter as the nation's housing market continued to show weakness, though the company said orders for new homes increased....
  • KB Home earnings fall, but orders increase

     
    Los Angeles home builder KB Home posted lower earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as the company sold fewer homes in higher cost areas. But another development signaled some cause for optimism: New orders for......
  • Cause/Effect

    Cause/Effect
    Some shrink when they see him coming. Maybe it’s the height, the silver hair, the intelligent, piercing eyes. More likely it’s the power of the stride, the determination in the walk, the purpose in the direction. And yes, the eyes. They call him Eli,...
  • 400 live bombs later, fallout is not over

    400 live bombs later, fallout is not over
    Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
  • Remodeling fireplace habits in Southern California

    Remodeling fireplace habits in Southern California
    This wintry week surprised Southern California with shape-shifting clouds hitched to chilly wind, rain in the valleys, snow in the mountains -- just right for a cozy Valentine's Day spent corralled around the hearth, logs ablaze. Or is it? These days,...
  • Floor plans: Laying it all out

    Floor plans: Laying it all out
    When it comes to new-home floor plans, the rules have changed. "The rule is no longer 'buy as much as you can afford, and it will increase in value later.' It's 'buy what you need,'" said Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of...
  • Henn chosen as Newport mayor

     Henn chosen as Newport mayor
    NEWPORT BEACH — A new mayor took control of the dais Tuesday night and outlined a vision of streamlined city government, revived commercial districts and a more technologically advanced City Council. Mike Henn, a businessman who was reelected in...