| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:54 AM
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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
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...