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  • For vets, a housing boom

    There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant...
  • David Nicklaus: Smaller down payments are wrong solution to housing problem

    Sometimes I wonder if we've already forgotten the lessons of the financial crisis. Surely one of those lessons is that too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. Another is that well-meaning...
  • VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front

    VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front
    There are fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant market...
  • SFH investors have many options for acquiring new properties

    Q: I have a rental property in Dacula, Georgia. The current value, according to a few different websites, is about $170,000. I'm collecting $1,145 per month in rent. I owe $88,479.67 at 3.125 percent with about 18 years left on the loan. I was...
  • Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash

    Borrowing at low rates better than buying home for cash
    Q: My wife and I are saving up to buy a vacation property in a resort area. Our plan is to keep socking money away until we find a short sale that we can purchase in cash. We're willing to be patient, but now that the economy is recovering and the real...
  • L.A. a fertile ground for garden apartments

    L.A. a fertile ground for garden apartments
    As you drive around L.A., you may not notice them, but the city's garden apartment complexes are worth notice. Park La Brea, adjacent to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, may be the most recognized of the complexes — and one of the largest, at...
  • Housing regulator considers lower down payments

    Housing regulator considers lower down payments
    The regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is considering policy changes that aim to make credit more readily available to potential home buyers, many of whom have been shut out of the market by the stiff lending requirements put in place in...
  • Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

    Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies. More details are expected to be announced in coming weeks, but the move from a 5...
  • Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good

    Condo associations restrict rentals for their own good
    We received a lengthy comment regarding one of our recent columns relating to leasing restrictions in condominiums. We've abbreviated the letter as follows: Q: Rental restrictions really can decrease resale values and hurt individual owners who think...
  • Lower mortgage rates a silver lining of stock market drops

    If there's an upside to a plunging stock market, it's that mortgage rates are falling too. Investors bailing out on stocks have piled into ultra-safe U.S. Treasury bonds, pushing down the government's long-term borrowing costs on Wednesday to the lowest...
  • FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions

    Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales...