| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Just 10 days before Christmas 2009, Ganel Appolon found an envelope taped to his front door. He and his family were being evicted from their Tamarac home.
Appolon had fallen behind on his mortgage payments, and the lender repossessed the property...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I very much enjoy your weekly radio show. My son purchased a HUD home last October, and now he has an offer for a job located four hours away. Do you have any advice or direction in your books or ebooks which...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Housing Administration, whose role in the real estate market expanded dramatically in recent years, on Friday said it would need approximately $1.7 billion to stabilize its long-term finances.
It marks the first time the 79-...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 7, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Is the government shutdown preventing you from buying or selling a home?
The closure of many government agencies is threatening deals because people can't get loans or crucial documents. Are you one of them?
Are you having trouble getting a loan...
| 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...
| 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...