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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...
  • 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...
  • What it means to sell a home 'as is'

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My mother recently passed away. My brothers and I plan to sell her 1970s ranch house after we do some organizing and cleaning out. We want to sell it "as is," but my question is what does that mean? Do we need to...
  • 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,...
  • Condos are becoming FHA no-lending zones

    Condos are becoming FHA no-lending zones
    For young first-time buyers, people with modest down-payment cash or seniors who want to tap their equity using a reverse mortgage, it's a growing problem: They cannot use Federal Housing Administration financing in condominiums. It's not that these...
  • Lenders' credit score requirements may be stricter than needed

    ¬†Are lenders' credit score requirements for home buyers this spring too high — out of sync with the actual risks of default presented by today's borrowers? The experts say yes. What experts? The developers of the credit scores used by virtually...
  • Mortgage rates defy forecasts

    As 2014 arrived, experts were confident that the 30-year mortgage rate would rise to at least 5% this year as the Federal Reserve cut back a bond-buying program, which had depressed the rates to unheard-of lows in 2013. So much for the experts. The...
  • New job hours away likely gets HUD buyer off hook

    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...
  • Mortgages may be easier to get than potential home buyers believe

    WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...
  • Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward

    Plan for Four Seasons condos takes tentative step forward
    The developer of Harbor East has dipped its toes back into Baltimore's tenuous condominium market, presenting the city with new plans for long-stalled luxury residences atop the Four Seasons Hotel. The design calls for 63 condominiums instead of the...
  • Conventional loans may save money, agent says

    Conventional loans may save money, agent says
    A Federal Housing Administration mortgage is a favorite of many homebuyers because of the low down payment required. But Stephen B. McWilliam, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors, says buyers may actually save money with a conventional...