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  • Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

    Increase the Resale Value of Your Home
    Thinking about selling your San Fernando Valley home? Don’t put your property on the market until you’ve done everything you can to maximize your resale value. Know your market First you should consider the state of the real estate market....
  • Primarq plans to enable owners or buyers to sell shares in homes

    Major corporations raise capital by selling shares in themselves. So do companies with little or no substance behind them. Even start-ups sometimes "go public" before they really start up. So why can't America's homeowners? They can. In yet another...
  • How to make lethargic L.A. grow

    How to make lethargic L.A. grow
    The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
  • As interest rates rise, hybrid mortgages may be a good option

    As interest rates rise, hybrid mortgages may be a good option
    WASHINGTON — Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which haven't been popular lately? Maybe. You can count on interest rates going higher because: •The Federal Reserve intends...
  • Stocks' growth may hinge on much better earnings, economy

    Stocks' growth may hinge on much better earnings, economy
    The stock market shined last year with an epic rally. Now it's time for corporate America — and the economy — to catch up. Stocks ballooned 30% last year, as measured by the Standard & Poor's 500 index. But the average company in the broad...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drift lower, 30-year fixed at 4.41%

    Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drift lower, 30-year fixed at 4.41%
      Signs that the economic recovery was weakening caused mortgage interest rates to drop early this week, with lenders telling Freddie Mac they were offering 30-year fixed loans to solid borrowers at an average rate of 4.41%. That was down from 4.51% a...
  • The foolproof way to achieve deregulation: Cut the budget

    The foolproof way to achieve deregulation: Cut the budget
    When all else fails, defund. This technique is spectacularly on display in the $1.1-trillion federal spending bill unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Monday and scheduled for debate this week. The measure provides $215 million in funding for the...
  • Southern California home prices surge in December

    Southern California home prices surge in December
    Southern California home prices jumped in December, the first significant increase since June. The median sale price in the six-county region hit $395,000 last month, a 2.6% gain from November and 22.3% over the same month a year earlier, research...
  • October housing price data show 'boom is fading'

    October housing price data show 'boom is fading'
    Home prices in large U.S. cities posted strong annual gains in October but slowed from a month earlier, according to a leading gauge, reflecting a seasonal cooling and the struggles of home buyers in a pricier market. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of 20...
  • Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops

    Stocks soar in 2013 as fear bubble pops
    When Wall Street finally stopped living in fear of another bust, the opposite happened: a market boom that propelled U.S. stocks to their biggest rally in at least 16 years. Share prices ended Tuesday with more gains, capping a stunning advance that...
  • Dow finishes year up 26.5% in record year for stocks

    Dow finishes year up 26.5% in record year for stocks
    NEW YORK -- Stocks closed at all-time highs, finishing this year's epic rally with yet another record. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 72.37 points, or 0.4%, to 16,576.66 on the last trading day of 2013. For the year, the index of blue-chip stocks...