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  • Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery

    Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery
    Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust. They read up on loan modifications, but...
  • Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners

    Florida lags other states in distributing Hardest Hit money to homeowners
    Halfway to the deadline for spending federal Hardest Hit foreclosure-relief funds, Florida has distributed less than a third of its $1 billion share and lags most other states in getting the money into homeowners' hands. Of 18 foreclosure-troubled...
  • Young adults feel financial strain

    Think about the way you'd like to see your twentysomething start out life after college. A full-time job with financial stability. Living away from your cozy confines. Perhaps even thinking about buying a house, getting married and having children. For...
  • Picking Up Food Stamps In My Mercedes

    Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the...
  • Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...
  • A tracker for housing-price trends

    Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first "house specific" monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to...
  • Mortgage market shows promising gains in second quarter

    The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up. After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
  • Working with the builder's Realtor not the best option

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm in the market for new construction home and I've been looking at home models without a real estate broker. My bad! Is it too late to rectify this situation? There is a real estate agent prominently shown on the...
  • Your Place: Best to watch long-term trends in real-estate market

    When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. I've tried to toe that line. As agents, builders and economists would be quick to tell...
  • Poet's Former Hartford Home Could Become Museum

     Poet's Former Hartford Home Could Become Museum
    Their love for the poetry of Wallace Stevens means so much to a small group of investors that they have signed a purchase agreement for Stevens' Hartford home with the idea of turning the West End property into a modest museum. Alison Johnson, author of...
  • Baltimore-area home sales rise in June

    Baltimore-area home sales rise in June
    More homes sold in the Baltimore region in June than in any month for the last seven years, while median prices and available inventory also increased slightly, according to a report released Thursday. The modest improvement across all fronts -- sales...