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  • Mortgage lending restrictions easing at last

    When it comes to buying a house, are you in the "no way I could possibly qualify" category? Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? So much deferred student loan debt that you assume any lender...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Deciding when to start Social Security benefits

    Dear Liz: I am 63 and my husband is almost 64. He lost his job last year. We have been living on his $1,500 monthly pension plus what I could make from small contracts and drawing down our emergency fund. The fund and the contracts are now gone. We...
  • Hampton proposal for upscale town homes moves to City Council

    Hampton proposal for upscale town homes moves to City Council
    HAMPTON — A town home project along Big Bethel Road will move on to the City Council with the backing of both the city's staff and Planning Commission. Crocker and Foster Custom Homes wants to build as many as 60 town homes across the street...
  • Moby gives up his water view perch above Lake Hollywood

    Moby gives up his water view perch above Lake Hollywood
    Moby has sold his storied Wolf's Lair compound in Hollywood Hills for $12.4 million. The DJ and singer-songwriter, whose name is Richard Melville Hall, had bought the walled and gated Norman-style castle four years ago for $3,925,000 from Lionsgate...
  • Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home

    Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home
    HARTFORD — High hopes for renovations to the historic Elisha Wadsworth House have been matched by architecturally accurate work outside and what amounts to a brand new, upscale home inside. But the oldest house in the city's West End fell short in...
  • Prices rising fast for new homes in Orlando

    Prices rising fast for new homes in Orlando
    The sweet spot for buyers of new homes has become more expensive in the past year, partly because of new waves of retirees and vacationers paying more for new houses. A study released Wednesday shows the largest chunk of buyers purchasing homes in...
  • Short-sale tax break passes House, on to Senate

    Short-sale tax break passes House, on to Senate
    A bill that would extend a key tax break to tens of thousands of financially distressed homeowners who sold their homes this year for less than they owed passed the U.S. House on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate for consideration. A one-year...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Afraid you may outlive your money? Use your home equity to prevent it, but do it now!

    Financial planners are assiduously courting seniors whose wealth is large enough to generate attractive fees for the planner who gets to manage it but not large enough to eliminate the possibility the senior will run out of money. A favorite planning...
  • Battle over Laurel Canyon road takes new turn at L.A. City Council

    Battle over Laurel Canyon road takes new turn at L.A. City Council
    The battle over the future of a Laurel Canyon road took another twist Friday, when city lawmakers backtracked on an earlier decision that had stymied plans to pave it. In September, the Board of Public Works voted to allow paving and other...
  • Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction

    Batavia looks for resident input on Main Street reconstruction
    Batavia city engineers this week unveiled the early plans for reconstructing the stretch of Main Street from Van Nortwick Avenue to Water Street, and are giving residents the opportunity to chime in with their ideas. The project aims to, at the very...
  • Legality of real estate drone use still up in the air

    Legality of real estate drone use still up in the air
    Q: We have just started selling our house and our real estate agent wants to take aerial pictures using a drone. It sounds interesting but we don't want to get involved in anything that is not legal. Can you give us some guidance? A: For the time being,...