• Listing in winter may yield higher home price

    WASHINGTON — It's common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.

    Los Angeles Times
  • How to improve credit scores

    Paying bills on time and paying off any overdue credit card bills can stop ongoing damage. If overdue accounts have been sold to collectors, the process gets trickier.

    Los Angeles Times
  • 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

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  • 4 Reasons to Refinance

    Would it make sense to refinance your home? The calculations have many variables, but here are some reasons to refinance.

  • Luxury rental market surging in metro New York

    From Hell's Kitchen to Crown Heights, there's a luxury rental boom targeting the newest generation of workers moving to the Big Apple.

  • Why the mancave could be a big insurance risk

    Refinishing your basement can represent a substantial financial problem. (Hint: It has to do with what your homeowners insurance doesn't cover.)

  • When Renting Out Your Home Can Help You Buy a New One

    If you're buying a home but don’t have enough income to offset your debts, you may have trouble getting a mortgage. But there's another way to get that home.

  • Venice contemporary was haven for Anjelica Huston and her late husband

    Anjelica Huston sells the five-story home she shared with sculptor Robert Graham for $11.15 million. It has a 10,000-square-foot art studio.

    Los Angeles Times
  • 5 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

    But while plenty of people choose this route for the security of owning their homes free and clear, it doesn’t always make sense, especially if you are near or in retirement. “Although it may seem like peace of mind to finally own your own home, there are other financial factors you need to…

    The Fiscal Times
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  • Mortgage Rates Drop To Six-Week Low -- Freddie Mac

    Mortgage rates touched a six-week low in the last week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate slipping to 4.27% in the week ended today from 4.34% a week ago, according to Freddie Mac's (FMCC) latest weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rate…

  • Ready to Be An All-Cash Home Buyer? 5 Questions to Consider First

    Some "hot" real estate markets are attracting buyers who pay in cold cash, but this strategy isn't for everyone, even those who could possibly afford it.

  • Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27%

    Mortgage rates fell for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.

  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates near low for year; 30-year at 4.27%

    Mortgage rates have fallen as the spring home-buying season begins, with Freddie Mac pegging the average 30-year fixed loan at 4.27% this week, the lowest it has been since early February.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Are we facing another housing bubble?

    Based on market indicators, lessons learned from last decade's massive bubble and price trends holding steady, is another bubble on the horizon? Here's the breakdown on what causes housing bubbles and when and where one is likely to form next.

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  • 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 Ticker
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  • 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 ...

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  • 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, ...

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