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  • 5 things to know about reverse mortgages

    If you own your own home, you can turn it into a pension -- giving you a tax-free monthly payout or a lump sum -- with no need to repay until you die or sell your home. It's not too good to be true. It's called a reverse mortgage, and it's your reward for...
  • Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?

    Realities of Real Estate: How's the market?
    Whenever we're out and about, people who know us from the paper, or recognize the Champion Realty ball caps we wear to work around the house, always have the same question: "How's the market?" Last weekend, we got that question from a lady at the...
  • 2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed

    2 Angelenos demand answers after their alley gets trashed
    One week ago, Lauri Jutila walked out the back of his Mid-City apartment building and found a sprawling heap of construction waste in the alley: floor tile, trash bags, wood planks and other construction debris stretching more than 100 feet. By Friday,...
  • February home prices up in Broward, down in Palm Beach County

    February home prices up in Broward, down in Palm Beach County
    Broward County home prices rose in February, though Palm Beach County saw a 9 percent drop, local Realtor boards said Monday. The median price for existing single-family homes in Broward was $285,000, a 12 percent increase from a year ago, according to...
  • Down payments can vary widely by housing markets

    Down payments can vary widely by housing markets
    For the past several years, it's been a rule of thumb that to buy a home with a conventional mortgage, you'll need to put down 20 percent of the purchase price. At least, that's the oft-repeated mantra in the financial media. But it turns out that...
  • Chicago home sales up for first time in 8 months

    Chicago home sales up for first time in 8 months
    Existing-home sales within the city of Chicago during February posted the first monthly year-over-year gain since June and prices rose more than 20 percent, indicating a good start for the beginning of 2015's spring homebuying season. Sales of already...
  • 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...
  • More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate

    More tech industry buyers are snapping up L.A. real estate
    Tech moguls looking to buy a trophy home have long turned to Southern California. Billionaire Larry Ellison has become almost legendary for purchasing prized beachfront Malibu properties. Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos spent $24.5 million for a Beverly Hills...
  • Bright House adds sexy Canadian service

    Bright House adds sexy Canadian service
    On the day Charter Communications announced it was buying Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion, Bright House had a surprise for customers. Bright House is getting friskier. In the Orlando Sentinel -- on Page A13 -- Bright House ran a notice to...
  • Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale

    Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale
    Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house? Possibly both. Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no...
  • A $35-million tear-down: L.A.'s unreal estate has plenty of buyers

    A $35-million tear-down: L.A.'s unreal estate has plenty of buyers
    It's not uncommon on the Westside of Los Angeles for people to shell out $20 million or more for a house. And then take a wrecking ball to it. Jeff Hyland, of the high-end Beverly Hills real estate agency Hilton & Hyland, had a recent tear-down sale...