Los Angeles reacts to the weather forecast by imposing parking restrictions on certain streets so that fire trucks will not be impeded in case of emergencies. Read here to see why and if your street’s parking is affected. . . . → Read More: Red Flag Parking Restrictions in Effect in All of Los Angeles
While property rights are generally a state issue, the federal recognition of marriage between gay couples will have a significant impact on home owners. . . . → Read More: Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: What it Means for Real Estate
Hedge funds and private equity firms are looking to cash in on real estate, “rushing in to buy up companies and assets in every part of the housing supply chain, including undeveloped land, homebuilders, foreclosed homes, and building parts manufacturers,” . . . → Read More: Investors Take Big Bite Out of Housing Market
Detectives say suspects obtained lists of subscribers who had submitted “vacation holds.”
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that three men have been arrested in connection with $1 million in burglaries from the homes of vacationing Times subscribers.
The burglaries occurred over the past three years, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
“Detectives said . . . → Read More: Burglary Ring Hits Vacationing L.A. Times Subscribers
No matter what real estate trends look like, buying a house is always a big decision. So when is the right time to make this investment? . . . → Read More: Your Home – Your Nest Egg
The housing market has turned—at last.
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The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.
Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s . . . → Read More: Yes, The U.S. Housing Bust Is Over
Buying a condo in the Greater Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas is about to get easier thanks to new FHA changes. A famous songwriter refuses to leave his foreclosed home, and interest rates do some crazy things this week.
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For the third consecutive month, foreclosure filings dropped, sinking to their lowest level since July 2007, according to RealtyTrac’s April report on nationwide foreclosure activity.
Foreclosure activity, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions, fell 5 percent from March to April and were down 14 percent year-over-year.
“More distressed loans are being diverted . . . → Read More: Foreclosures Plummet to 5-Year Lows
California is helping homeowners pay their mortgage through a program called Keep Your Home California. Marsia saw a presentation during Congressman Brad Sherman’s Seminar on Refinancing, Home Purchasing & Foreclosure Prevention last February and it looks to be a great program. To find out who qualifies, watch this short video.
Also, Ikea is selling houses to . . . → Read More: Is California Really Giving Free Money to Homeowners?
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is warning its customers to be aware of a multi-state scam targeting utility customers.
According to reports, con artists have visited customers in person, posted flyers, and used social media and texting to send messages claiming that President Obama will provide a credit or directly pay . . . → Read More: Alert: Multi-State Scam Offering DWP Bill Credits From President Obama