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  • Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales

    Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales
    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...
  • Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says

    Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says
    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...
  • Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall

    Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall
    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...
  • Can't buy or sell a home due to government shutdown? Talk to The Times

    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...
  • Foreclosure starts sink in California in 3rd quarter, near 7-year low

    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...
  • 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...
  • 'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says

    'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says
    The number of American renters paying unaffordable amounts for housing reached an all-time high last year, as tenants grappled with rising rents and meager income growth, a new report says. About 21.1 million households paid more than 30% of their...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Turning FHA-financed condo into a rental: Good idea?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter and I bought a condominium for about $85,000 last year, and its value has gone up at least 10 to 15 percent since then. She is the primary owner for tax purposes since her Social Security number was used...
  • New Year's resolutions for home buyers

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin The New Year is always a time for Americans to vow to eat less and save more. After all, who doesn't want to be thinner and richer next year? But a tradition of this column is to offer New Year's resolutions for...