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  • Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops

    Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops
    Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line. The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
  • Latest government probes of BofA target foreign exchange, FHA issues

    The latest examples of the seemingly endless government probes of Bank of America Corp. focus on foreign exchange and Federal Housing Administration lending practices, the Charlotte, N.C., giant has disclosed. Banks are filing 10-K annual reports with...
  • Finding ways to help young adults make their first home purchases

    WASHINGTON — Parents, grandparents and young adults know the problem only too well: Heavy student-debt loads, persistent employment troubles stemming from the recession, plus newly toughened mortgage underwriting standards are all standing in the...
  • First Time Home Buyer Financing Secrets

    First Time Home Buyer Financing Secrets FHA loans are still the “go to” loans for first time homebuyers or for homebuyers returning to the housing market after a financial or credit setback.  The reasons are easy to see. The first...
  • How to save money and lower mortgage insurance

    Q: I'm 28-years-old. My wife and I have owned our home for 2.5 years now. When we purchased it, I did not put down 20 percent, so I'm paying roughly $165 per month for mortgage insurance (PMI). If it helps, we do not plan on living in this house forever,...
  • Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

    WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
  • The new mortgage rules for this year

    Big changes are sweeping through the mortgage market this year. The new rules, created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act, ban some of the lending practices that contributed to the housing boom and...
  • Associations seeking ways to accommodate renters

    Associations seeking ways to accommodate renters
    The sentiment toward renters in community associations sways like a pendulum. During the construction boom of the 1990s, developers levied few restrictions so as not to deter prospective buyers. They wrote governing documents that largely permitted...
  • Plan would reduce Fannie, Freddie loan limits to $400,000 in most markets

    Plan would reduce Fannie, Freddie loan limits to $400,000 in most markets
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Monday detailed a plan to reduce the size of home mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could purchase. Under the proposal issued for public comment, the FHFA would cut by 4 percent, to $400,000 from $417,000...
  • Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high

    Home-builder confidence ticks up, reaches four-month high
    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...
  • It'll take time to see effect of new mortgage rules

    New regulations governing home loans take effect Jan. 10, but it's likely to take a few months to see how much they really alter a prospective borrower's ability to get a mortgage. Combined with other tweaks made in the past few months, the changes...