| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Picking up where their last debate left off, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich resumed battling Thursday night over personal integrity and the tenor of their respective campaigns, each accusing the other of unfair character attacks.
Romney, clearly itching...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:02 AM
American builders last month began construction on the highest number of new homes since October 2008, with housing starts jumping 6.9% in another encouraging sign for the housing market.
New building on private properties reached a seasonally adjusted...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Housing prices appear to have bottomed, posting their first year-over-year increase since 2007 and fueling more talk of a real estate recovery – at least according to real estate site Zillow.
The site’s second-quarter report shows...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Homebuilder sentiment climbed in October to its strongest level since June 2006 as more serious buyers expressed interest in buying new single-family homes.
The one-point gain in the National Assn. of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index doesn&...
| Feb 8, 2012
In a battle of the beach cities, Hermosa Beach was the big winner last year where median home prices were concerned and Malibu the biggest loser.
But first appearances can be deceiving. Los Angeles County luxury communities that showed the most price...
| Aug 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — Here's some encouraging news for financially stressed homeowners across the country: The Senate Finance Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that would extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2013.
Why is this...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Builders of single-family homes are feeling their most confident since March 2007, again stirring hopes the housing recovery has staying power.
A monthly builder sentiment index from the National Assn. of Home Builders and Wells Fargo rose two points...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The one-time home of ex-New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra is back on the market in Thousand Oaks, reduced to $14.995 million from the $18.75 million it was listed for in June.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky sold the 6.5-acre compound to the former World...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Even as home seizures stall nationally with big banks facing a potential overhaul of the foreclosure system, California’s real estate agents want to see an alternative to foreclosure made simpler. The short sale, in which a lender allows a borrower....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A closely watched home price index of 20 metro areas in February fell to a low not seen since the throes of the recession. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index for 20 major U.S. cities, released Tuesday, showed prices dropped 3.3%......
| May 5, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Bank of America plans to triple the number of its assistance offices for homeowners in trouble on their mortgages, including adding seven of the new outreach centers in California. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank has been clobbered by losses on high-risk.....