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FSBO Transactions Hit New Record Low

Realtor - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

More sellers than ever are turning to the services of a real estate professional to get their homes sold.

The City Where Locals Don’t Want to Leave

Realtor - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

It’s also the city that is most popular with out-of-towners who want to move in.

Property Frenzy Ahead of Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement

Realtor - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

Buyers are targeting Crystal City, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y, in anticipation that they’ll be chosen for the online retailer’s new headquarters.

‘Most of the Residential Area Is Gone’

Realtor - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00

Californians get first glimpse of destruction left behind as wildfires rage across the state.

Using your home's equity to pay off credit card debt is a dumb move

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 03:00

Dear Liz: My ex-husband is a self-employed carpenter who just turned 64. He’s gotten a bit over his head with his credit cards. He tried for a home equity loan since he has plenty of equity and high credit scores. His mortgage lender says he doesn’t make enough money and that he needs a co-signer.

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Hot Property: 'SNL' alum Kristen Wiig prepares for a closing act in Silver Lake

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:00

It’s a wrap in Silver Lake for Kristen Wiig, who is offering her revamped Midcentury Modern-style home for $5.125 million.

The Silver Lake hillside perch, named the Martin Residence for its architect, Albert P. Martin, maintains its Modernist aesthetic and original floor plan. An open-concept great...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Casino-dominated Hawaiian Gardens offers good odds on finding affordable housing

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 05:00

Belying its exotic moniker, the site that became Hawaiian Gardens was originally a marsh that local farmers called “the Delta,” according to the city's official history.

The Delta drew a steady stream of locals and passing travelers looking to water their horses at its murky pools, and in 1927...

3 Mind-Boosting Tips to Retain More Information

Realtor - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:00

These exercises will help train your brain, improve both memory and concentration, and give you an edge in business.

Fed Votes to Leave Rates Unchanged

Realtor - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:00

The Federal Reserve has signaled that rate hikes and tightened borrowing costs are likely poised for its December meeting.

Credit Scores Take a Ding After a Home Purchase

Realtor - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:00

How quickly will the number recover post-purchase? A new study details where buyers’ scores are taking the longest to bounce back.

Mortgage Rates Climb to 7-Year High

Realtor - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:00

The increase has triggered a slowdown in national home price growth.

Realtor.com® Lands 11-Year Industry Win Over Patent Troll

Realtor - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:00

The legal battle centered on the use of mapping technology to pinpoint properties online.

Massive real estate scam based in Irvine bilked people out of $100 million, FTC alleges

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:05

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it’s looking to shut down the “largest overseas real estate investment scam” it has ever encountered: an unfinished luxury development in Belize whose owners, the agency said, bilked people out of more than $100 million.

The scheme’s perpetrators...

Stocks edge down after their post-election surge

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 07:30

U.S. stocks are taking small losses Thursday morning after a big rally the day before. Technology companies are slipping after chipmaker Qualcomm gave a disappointing revenue forecast for the current quarter, and homebuilders are down after a weak quarter. Healthcare companies are broadly higher...

‘Alexa, Get Me a Mortgage’

Realtor - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:00

Could voice assistants soon be used to help aspiring buyers on their way to homeownership? Some renters are already paying their rent through artificial intelligence technology.

Wells Fargo Admits to More Than 500 Wrongful Foreclosures

Realtor - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:00

The finance giant says a calculation error resulted in foreclosing on hundreds of homeowners.

Housing is the Second Highest Industry for Cyberattacks

Realtor - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:00

Real estate is being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals. New data shows why you should be doing more to safeguard your data.

1 in 4 Homeowners Are Now ‘Equity Rich’

Realtor - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:00

Despite the recent slowing in rates of home price appreciation, a record-high number of owners who are staying put longer are build up more wealth, a new report shows.

Prop 10 lost, but rent control activists in San Diego say they won't quit

Los Angeles Time Real Estate News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:00

Expanded rent control in California failed with voters Tuesday, but it might be an issue that refuses to go away.

Proposition 10 sought to repeal a 1995 law, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, that limits county and city governments’ ability to slow rent hikes. Around 38 percent of voters in...

Big Night of Midterm Wins for REALTORS®

Realtor - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:00

Candidates promising to support the real estate industry’s goals of strong communities and healthy residential and commercial property markets enjoyed victories across the country at federal, state, and local levels.

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