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  • Fannie, Freddie to discount blighted homes in Chicago, Cook County

     Fannie, Freddie to discount blighted homes in Chicago, Cook County
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are embarking on an ambitious pilot program designed to remove thousands of vacant, foreclosed homes from their books and repair neighborhoods throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County. The two agencies, which own more...
  • Jason Statham, Tobey Maguire headline L.A.'s top real estate sales

    Jason Statham, Tobey Maguire headline L.A.'s top real estate sales
    Homes linked to two of Hollywood's leading men, a Beverly Hills legacy estate and a Bradbury residence with a view were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $12.995 million, Beverly Hills Formerly...
  • US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges

    U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic that sales will perk up in coming months as the spring home-selling season unfolds. That would bode well for home construction, which slowed early this year as severe winter weather halted new projects in the...
  • Report: Home sales rebounding on the Peninsula

    Report: Home sales rebounding on the Peninsula
    After a slight tumble in February, Peninsula homes sales appear to be picking up. Virginia Beach-based Real Estate Information Network Inc. (REIN), which tracks and researches housing trends across Hampton Roads, highlighted 514 new and existing home...
  • House-hunting? Hurry. Homes in California are moving faster

    House-hunting? Hurry. Homes in California are moving faster
    If you’re hoping to buy a house this spring, you might want to hop to it. Southern California is home to four of the nation’s nine fastest-moving housing markets right now, according to a new report out Wednesday. And the pace is picking up....
  • The Mortgage Professor: Mortgage referral fees: When builders insist you use their lender

    The first two articles in this series on referral fees dealt with situations where mortgage lenders were the referrers and collected the fees from title insurance companies, appraisal management companies, mortgage insurance companies andothers. The...
  • Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents

    Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents
    Q: I just settled on closing my house sale, and the cash buyer now wants the property survey I paid for about 20 years ago. Is this a reasonable request? Also, the buyer wanted the blueprints of the remodeling I did 25 years ago, ostensibly so she can...
  • Connecticut Home Sales Surge; Median Price Drops

    Connecticut Home Sales Surge; Median Price Drops
    Home sales throughout Connecticut surged nearly 14 percent in February, a report released Wednesday showed, a hopeful sign for the spring home buying season ahead. But strong year-over-year gains in the sales of single-family houses weren't matched by...
  • Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.

    Rick James' onetime home among top real estate sales in L.A.
    A Hollywood Hills home with a long line of celebrity owners, a Hagy Belzberg-designed contemporary and an off-market move in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week. $13.75 million, Beverly Hills...
  • Research links affordable housing to children's test scores

    Research links affordable housing to children's test scores
    The conference was about affordable housing, but the keynote speech was about children and test scores and the role that housing plays in them. The standard rule of thumb for any family, struggling or not, is to spend no more than 30 percent of...
  • Young career couple advised to wait on big expenses

    SEATTLE Sometimes timing really is everything. That was the case for Caitlin Littlefield and Nick Neverisky, both 30, engaged and earning about $63,000 a year combined. They are at an age when the future stretches in front of them like a long boulevard....