National Politics
On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

Topics

Housing and Urban Planning
Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?
Foreclosures surge in Southern California, but for how long?

Foreclosures in Southern California hit their highest level in two years in January, according to new data out Thursday. But market-watchers say it's more a matter of lenders clearing their books than a new wave of bad loans. The number of homes repossessed by banks in Los Angeles County nearly tripled from December to the highest level since December 2012, according to data firm RealtyTrac. Similar patterns were seen in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Nationally, foreclosure activity grew 5% from December to January. Banks are finally adjusting to California's year-old Homeowners Bill of Rights, which offers new protections for mortgage holders and prolongs...

Loading