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  • Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say

    Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say
    Advocates for low-income Californians called Wednesday for more homes with below-market rents, releasing a report that says Los Angeles County faces the greatest shortage of affordable housing in the state. The county needs 490,340 additional homes with...
  • Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]

    Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]
    To head off a tough bout with stagflation — slow growth and high inflation — the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon. Most economists expected 2014 to be a breakout year. A surge in new home construction was expected...
  • Bay Area home prices soar

    Bay Area home prices soar
    Home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area surged in April as a booming tech industry helped the region avoid much of the slowdown seen in California and elsewhere across the country. The price gains mirror those during the region's tech bubble and...
  • Versatile Rolls Out 'Abattoir,' 'Blind,' Picks Up 'Gente' (EXCLUSIVE)

    One-year-old Versatile, the Paris-based sales company headed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, has closed a slew of sales on two flagship titles on its first-year slate: Supernatural thriller "Abattoir," helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of "Saw II,...
  • Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers

    Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers
    As perhaps the most technologically challenged person you'll ever know, I nonetheless am an enthusiastic follower of the apps and other innovations that make buying, selling and living in our homes a little easier. A sampling of the new and novel,...
  • 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...
  • California home prices rise slightly in May

    California home prices rise slightly in May
    California home prices rose slightly in May and sales fell as the market showed signs of stabilizing. The median sales price climbed 0.8% from April to $386,000, research firm DataQuick said Thursday. Prices rose 13.5% from a year earlier, the...
  • Reverse mortgage is not a short-term solution

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I need to sell my home. I do not know if a reverse mortgage is right for me. I can't afford to stay in the home and do not need the space. Should I hire an agent? I have interviewed several. I have a back...
  • Real estate appreciation depends on improved job market

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love listening to Ilyce's radio show and following her on Twitter. One of the things she speaks about -- and I agree -- is how the real estate market has not turned around yet. Between true unemployment being at...
  • Home prices in major U.S. cities flat in February

    Home prices in major U.S. cities flat in February
    Year-over-year gains in home prices in large U.S. cities slowed in February, another sign the market cooled before the spring home buying season kicked off, according to a closely watched index. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of 20 large U.S. metropolitan...
  • Attention on student loans yields efforts for reform

    Repaying student loans can be a drag — and not just on your own finances. This month, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the effect of student debt on U.S. economic growth. The hearing follows a growing body of research that suggests...