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  • City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales

    City officials welcome passage of bill to limit tax sales
    The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to make it harder for Baltimore to put owner-occupied homes up for tax sale over unpaid taxes and water bills. The bill, a key piece of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legislative agenda, is...
  • U.S. home sales perking up, but for how long?

    U.S. home sales perking up, but for how long?
    A key measure of the nation's housing market picked up speed in February as sales of previously-owned homes climbed 1.2% and ran ahead of last year's pace for the fifth straight month. That's according to the National Assn. of Realtors, which also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Piano industry revives as housing market recovers

    Piano industry revives as housing market recovers
    In August, Bob Frazier's company made a move that many people called crazy: It opened a second piano store. The industry is dying, he was told. Kids don't have the time or the interest. Shops are folding. Houses are too small. Electronic keyboards are...
  • 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....
  • An alternative to HELOCs: Financing tied to future home appreciation

    WASHINGTON — So you've watched your home equity holdings grow steadily since the end of the recession, and now you want to tap into that wealth to fund a remodeling, college tuition or some other worthy but cash-consuming project? Join the crowd....
  • City leading Olde Hampton redevelopment

    City leading Olde Hampton redevelopment
    Developers with a dollar in their pockets and a willingness to work in one of the city's roughest areas could be a part of the answer to fighting blight in Olde Hampton. The Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority is selling vacant lots for $1 to...
  • 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...