| May 24, 2013
How much did your real estate agent earn last year? Chances are, he or she got a raise — a big one, at least on paper.
In a report that some in the industry believe is an indicator that the housing market is recovering, the National Association of...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Are large numbers of homeowners who have negotiated short sales with lenders at risk because of a startling omission in the American credit system? Do their credit reports and scores indicate that they were foreclosed upon, rather...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
A Howard County couple is suing one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the state and a Columbia title company for more than $11 million, alleging that the firms had financial ties that violated federal law.
The case is a proposed class...
| Apr 25, 2013
Lenders that repossess rental buildings in Chicago — or anyone who buys a rental building at a court-ordered foreclosure auction — would have to pay tenants $12,000 per unit to move or offer them rent-controlled extended leases until the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:34 AM
PETOSKEY -- Northwest Michigan's residential real estate transactions showed year-to-year growth in dollar value through the first three months of 2013.
"There just seems to be a general sense of optimism out in the marketplace," said Steve Andreae,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Re. "Harlan: Stop focusing on boosting homeownership," April 14:
At first glance, I thought the title of Jeffrey Harlan's latest column was an editing error.
I thought the headline would be, "We need to focus on boosting homeownership."
As an urban...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE — On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
| Apr 13, 2013
There are visible signs in Costa Mesa that the housing market is recovering.
After a few years of virtually no new residential construction (between 2009 and 2012, Costa Mesa added only 56 new housing units, with zero in 2011), it's heartening to see...
| Apr 12, 2013
First-time buyers make the housing wheel go 'round: As they segue from renting to owning, they set off the sequence of move-up purchases that, in theory, will help the overall market get well.
These days, Hispanic consumers seem to be pushing that wheel...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A new law prevents a bank from trying to collect more than $2 million from a developer who is the brother of the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, a state appeals court said in a decision released Wednesday.
Wells Fargo had...