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  • Good time to buy? Home sales, inventory rise in June

    The nation's housing market showed more signs of health in June, with home prices and sales on the rise.

    Los Angeles Times
  • June Sales of Existing Homes Reach 8-Month High

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in June rose 2.6% to 5.04 million from an upwardly revised total of 4.91 million in May. ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales

    The National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in June. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday. SALES HIGHER: The expectation is that sales increased 2 percent ...

    Associated Press
  • The 2.9% Mortgage Rate: How to Get It

    Do you have your eye on that rock-bottom mortgage interest rate? It's important to know what you're getting into when shopping for an affordable home loan.
  • 5 Kinds of Mortgages: What's Right for You?

    Choosing a mortgage isn't just a matter finding an affordable option – it’s also finding the best fit. Here is a list of the common home loan options.
  • Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree

    Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Average mortgage rates dip slightly nationwide

    Home-buying borrowing rates remain near historic lows.

  • Why There’s Hope for a Stronger Housing Recovery

    The June report on housing starts and building permits released by the Commerce Department on Thursday was the perfect illustration of today’s real estate market: disappointing and even grim at first blush – but with several signs of real hope in the details. Housing starts fell 9.3 percent last…

    The Fiscal Times
  • 'Million Dollar Listing' star reveals hottest properties for foreign buyers

    Ryan Serhant, host of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" reveals where wealthy buyers are parking their cash.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Interest Rates Fall Sharply on Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 3.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Hurricane warning: Don't let your home insurer blow you over

    With the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season under way, now’s a good time to get ready to weather the big wind that home insurers blow to knock down victims’ damage claims.  In the business of home in...

    Consumer Reports
  • Why mortgage rates haven’t risen as expected

    Forces keeping rates from rising, and what to watch for if you’re mortgage shopping.

  • What Happens If I Can't Pay My Mortgage?

    Homeowners stop paying their mortgage for a host of reasons. But doing so can inflict serious damage on your credit.
  • One Common Investing Mistake Homeowners Make - And How To Find It

    By: Craig Birk, CFP You probably do not think of yourself as a rogue trader. But more than half us take huge bets in an opaque market - on assets that we can’t easily trade and rarely mark-to-market. 65 ...

  • More Homeowners Are Tapping Their Home Equity

    Borrowers took out about 230,200 home-equity lines of credit in the first quarter, up 9% from a year prior, letting them tap up to $23.4 billion, the highest quarterly amount since 2008. Home-equity lines of credit, which are commonly known as Helocs and which account for most home-equity lending,…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • How to Divide Your House in a Divorce

    Want to buy a home, but you're getting a divorce and still tied to a house that's no longer yours? Here's how to get a mortgage to buy out your ex.
  • Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker

    Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal.

    Los Angeles Times
  • The Mortgage Shocker That's on the Way for Thousands of Homeowners

    At-risk homeowners who modified their mortgages through HAMP to help them stave off foreclosure have a new problem: looming interest rate increases.
  • Do you need flood insurance?

    Flood damage isn't covered under most homeowners' policies.

  • The Costs of Obama’s Housing Mistakes Keep Piling Up

    Now we have a case of The Government Who Cried Wolf, showing how the failure of the Obama administration’s foreclosure mitigation programs haunt them to this day. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, wants to help around 676,000…

    The Fiscal Times