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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FHA is set to return to anti-house-flipping restrictions

    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...
  • 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...
  • Dwindling share of first-time buyers slowing housing recovery

    Dwindling share of first-time buyers slowing housing recovery
    The share of first-time homebuyers fell to its lowest level this year in almost 30 years, according to the National Association of Realtors, which is out with its annual survey on the state of the housing market. Only 33 percent of homebuyers in the...
  • Buying home with 5 percent down is hard, but options exist

    Q: I am purchasing a home and want the cheapest payment. I have only 5 percent to put down on the property and can comfortably afford a monthly payment of $1,400 to $1,500, tops. Actually, I'm hoping it will be closer to $1,400. Should I go for a...
  • A hot condo market, but a mortgage squeeze for entry-level buyers

    Call it the condo conundrum: Demand for condominium units is rising in many urban areas nationwide, according to new real estate industry estimates, yet mortgage financing is getting squeezed for entry-level condo buyers by a key federal agency. List...
  • Shopping for a loan? Credit unions can be consumer-friendly option

    Shopping for a loan? Credit unions can be consumer-friendly option
    Credit unions reached a pair of milestones recently, and that's good news for home buyers. The nation's 6,557 credit unions surpassed 100 million members in June, according to the Credit Union National Assn. But more important, at least to the housing...
  • Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%

    Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates edge higher; 30-year averaging 4.14%
    Reversing a five-week trend, fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with lenders telling Freddie Mac they were offering 30-year loans at an average interest rate of 4.14%, up from 4.12% last week.  The 15-year fixed mortgage, a favorite of...