• Housing forecast: A not so sunny spring

    The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task and Lauren Lyster discuss the state of the housing market as the spring buying season starts.

    Daily Ticker59 mins ago
  • Mortgage Rates Down, Applications Up Last Week

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.3% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

    The median price reaches $400,000 in the Southland. But would-be buyers of low- and mid-priced properties are increasingly priced out amid tight lending standards and stagnant paychecks.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Housing market slow to hit its spring stride

    Reports from local real-estate agent groups in some of the markets that were the first to rebound, including Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego, show year-over-year declines in March home sales.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Southern California median home price jumped to $400,000 in March

    Home prices in Southern California are at their highest level in six years, according to new data, though those gains may be taking a bite out of sales volume.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

    Three-time Grammy winner Pink puts her Sherman Oaks home up for sale at $3.499 million. She listed it at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month and wound up with a tenant.

    Los Angeles Times
  • What to Know About Closing Day for Your House

    It’s one of the most exciting parts of the move -- the time when you buy a new home and finally get the keys to your next castle. Closing day is indeed exciting for everyone, but can also be nerve-wracking, ...

    Manilla.com
  • What a $200,000 Mortgage Will Really Cost You

    Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all products. Crunching the numbers can help give you clarity on how much that mortgage can cost you.

    Credit.com
  • Rising Mortgage Rates Chill Refinancing

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 1.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed ...

    24/7 Wall St.
  • Despite steady mortgage rates, few are refinancing

    The volume of mortgage applications fell last week despite a steady average rate on the commonly used 30-year fixed mortgage.

    CNBC
  • Alternatives to putting 20 percent down on a home

    "It's a myth that all homebuyers must have a 20 percent down payment to buy a home," says Nancy Herrera-Siples, a Riverside, Calif., branch manager at Primary Residential Mortgage. "Putting less than 20 percent is OK with most banks," agrees Christopher Pepe, president of Pepe Real Estate in…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Combustible Adjustables: The Troubling Return of the ARM

    Adjustable rate mortgages are coming back in a big way. The hook is a low monthly payment to start, but you’re playing with fire as the interest rate rises.

    Credit.com
  • 10 Surprising Things Insurance Covers

    File a homeowners insurance claim. Here are ten things that you might not realize are covered by standard insurance policies. Fortunately, standard homeowners policies usually cover damage from volcanic eruptions. If you have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle, then it should also be covered…

    Kiplinger
  • What a Mortgage Calculator Won't Tell You

    If you're thinking about buying a home, you can plug numbers into a mortgage calculator, but math won't always tell you if you're truly ready to buy.

    Credit.com
  • Refinancing? Why Your Bank May Not Be the Best Deal

    Planning to refinance your home? Figure you’ll make it easy by refinancing through your current mortgage holder? Here's why it may not be easier.

    Credit.com
  • Growing demand for apartments pushes up rents

    The landlord-friendly trends will likely strain the finances of many renters.

    USA TODAY
  • How the housing recovery favors the rich

    Most Americans aren't participating in the year-old housing recovery.

    The Exchange
  • Homebuyers face spring sticker shock

    Would-be buyers out trolling neighborhoods are finding higher prices than they expected. Home prices are up 12 percent from a year ago.

    CNBC
  • 30-Yr Mortgage Rate Holds Steady At 4.41% -- Freddie Mac

    Mortgage rates ticked just slightly higher last week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate rising to 4.41% in the week ended today from 4.40% a week ago, according to Freddie Mac's (FMCC) latest weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rate rose a…

    Barrons.com
  • Khosla VC Rabois Looks To Make Homes Easy To Sell In A Few Clicks

    Keith Rabois, the former Square and PayPal executive who is now handling much of Khosla Ventures’ consumer investments, has a new side gig. “Maybe,” he laughed.

    TechCrunch