| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Housing Administration, which recently received $1.7 billion in its first-ever bailout, said the agency was headed in the right direction, as she faced intense Republican criticism during a lengthy congressional...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:31 PM
New California foreclosure filings tumbled during the third quarter, as a stronger economy continued to heal the housing market.
Notices of default fell 21.1% from the second quarter and 58.6% from the same period last year, research firm DataQuick said...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Buyers signed fewer contracts for California homes last month as the housing market entered a typically slower period and declining affordability sapped demand.
The California Assn. of Realtors said that its pending sales index fell 1.8% in September...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Sales of previously owned homes fell in September, as declining affordability hampered demand, a trade group said.
Existing sales of single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops dropped 1.9% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Home prices and sales fell last month in the Bay Area as the tech-rich region mirrored a cooling trend elsewhere within the state.
The median home price in the nine-county region fell 1.9% from August to $530,000, while sales dropped 17.1% -- a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Southern California home prices stayed essentially flat in September, holding steady for the third straight month and providing further confirmation that the market has cooled.
The median home price dipped slightly from $385,000 in August to $382,000...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Jay Joerger was set to close a long-planned sale of his Palm Springs condominium this week until he was blindsided by an unexpected problem: the shutdown of the federal government.
The condo sits on land owned by an Indian tribe, so the sale must be...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mortgage interest rates have leveled off at their lowest levels since June, with 30-year fixed-rate loans averaging 4.23%, statistically unchanged from 4.22% last week, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.
The home finance giant's widely watched...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:21 AM
California home sales will increase next year and price gains will moderate as an inventory crunch loosens with more homes on the market, according to an industry forecast.
The California Assn. of Realtors forecasts sales to climb 3.2% in 2014, after...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Is the government shutdown preventing you from buying or selling a home?
The closure of many government agencies is threatening deals because people can't get loans or crucial documents. Are you one of them?
Are you having trouble getting a loan...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Mortgage rates have tumbled for the third straight week, with Freddie Mac pegging the 30-year fixed loan at an average of 4.22%, down from 4.32% last week to the lowest level since June.
But what good is a low rate if a lender can't process your...