| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:09 AM
In the 1950s, Americans regarded the suburbs as gateways to middle-class prosperity. Highways, the GI Bill and the Federal Housing Administration all helped fuel the growth of a new residential frontier for the Greatest Generation, and millions of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Jay Joerger was set to close a long-planned sale of his Palm Springs condominium this week until he was blindsided by an unexpected problem: the shutdown of the federal government.
The condo sits on land owned by an Indian tribe, so the sale must be...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Home prices and sales fell last month in the Bay Area as the tech-rich region mirrored a cooling trend elsewhere within the state.
The median home price in the nine-county region fell 1.9% from August to $530,000, while sales dropped 17.1% -- a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Sales of previously owned homes fell in September, as declining affordability hampered demand, a trade group said.
Existing sales of single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops dropped 1.9% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Buyers signed fewer contracts for California homes last month as the housing market entered a typically slower period and declining affordability sapped demand.
The California Assn. of Realtors said that its pending sales index fell 1.8% in September...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:31 PM
New California foreclosure filings tumbled during the third quarter, as a stronger economy continued to heal the housing market.
Notices of default fell 21.1% from the second quarter and 58.6% from the same period last year, research firm DataQuick said...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Housing Administration, which recently received $1.7 billion in its first-ever bailout, said the agency was headed in the right direction, as she faced intense Republican criticism during a lengthy congressional...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As the five-year anniversary of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the collapse of the mortgage market approaches, Americans are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the Great Recession. More than 4 million households have lost their homes to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Led by positive data on sales of new single-family housing, home-builder confidence ticked up in December, reaching its highest reading in four months.
The gauge of the National Assn. of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reached 58 last...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Floridians threatened with foreclosure now have new help: The nonprofit Consumer Action group has just written a free online resource guide to help struggling homeowners facing foreclosure.
Housing Help: Consumer Action's...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Free counseling can help struggling homeowners try to find ways to keep their homes: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a list of government-approved counselors on its website, hud.gov.The counselors often know of special...