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Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%

Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%

Fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of...

Site of former department store in Beverly Hills on market again

Site of former department store in Beverly Hills on market again

One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country — the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills — is...

Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a...

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California foreclosure starts rose last quarter

California foreclosure starts rose last quarter

New California foreclosure starts rose in the first quarter, although they remain at pre-bust levels.

Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says

Fed's low-interest-rate policies cost savers $758 billion, study says

The Federal Reserve's low interest rate policies, designed to stimulate the economy, have cost savers about $758 billion since the end of...

Can a landlord charge on a per-person basis?

Can a landlord charge on a per-person basis?

Question: I am a landlord who owns and manages a couple of four-plexes. I have always paid for all the utilities —...

Listing in winter may yield higher home price

Listing in winter may yield higher home price

WASHINGTON — It's common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.

How to improve credit scores

How to improve credit scores

Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This...

Homeowner accounts are not the board's slush fund

Homeowner accounts are not the board's slush fund

Question: Our homeowner association's president explained to our board how the budget process actually works. She said:...

Southern California office market slowly improving

Southern California office market slowly improving

Southern California's office market has improved ever so slightly — once again for landlords.

Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late.

Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her...

A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

A rural vibe in Manhattan Beach

This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree...

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this...

 Office tower to rise next to historic Hollywood studio

Office tower to rise next to historic Hollywood studio

One of Hollywood's biggest landlords is setting the stage for another expansion as the historic heart of the film and broadcast business...

Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss

Mortgage-related legal costs sock BofA with $276-million loss

Socked by mortgage-related legal expenses, Bank of America Corp. lost $276 million during the first quarter, sending its stock down sharply.

Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

Southern California home prices are surging as the spring buying season heats up, with the median price in March hitting $400,000 for the...

Southern California median home price jumped to $400,000 in March

Southern California median home price jumped to $400,000 in March

Home prices in Southern California are at their highest level in six years, according to new data, though those gains may be taking a bite...

Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

Arie Shashou remembers simple pleasures from the decades spent in his Westside home: helping neighbors with small tasks; the daily chats...

Retiree needs help paying homeowner association assessment

Retiree needs help paying homeowner association assessment

Question: Thinking this would be cost-effective housing, I bought a condo in the Riverside County area. Since then I've...

Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

WASHINGTON — Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward recently, but the route to...

Beverly Crest contemporary features indoor-outdoor vibe

Beverly Crest contemporary features indoor-outdoor vibe

Set at the end of a cul-de-sac behind glass gates, this newly built three-story contemporary in the Beverly Crest area makes the most of its...

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