Fannie and Freddie’s steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say

Fannie and Freddie’s steep fees hurting home buyers, critics say REAL ESTATE – LATIMES.COM | APRIL 6, 2014 http://pulse.me/s/13dl66 These fees are partially responsible for declines in home purchases in recent months, especially… Continue reading

Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road REAL ESTATE – LATIMES.COM | APRIL 13, 2014 http://pulse.me/s/11cs1N Homeowner benefits such as mortgage debt forgiveness may not stand up to a planned… Continue reading

Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again

Rock star Pink lists Sherman Oaks home for sale again REAL ESTATE – LATIMES.COM | APRIL 12, 2014 http://pulse.me/s/132Gqc Three-time Grammy winner Pink puts her Sherman Oaks home up for sale at $3.499… Continue reading

Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A. REAL ESTATE – LATIMES.COM | APRIL 13, 2014 http://pulse.me/s/10YW0o An increasing number of rent-controlled units are being converted to condos or simply flattened, leaving… Continue reading

FHA Mortgage Insurance Is Just Too Expensive

FHA Mortgage Insurance Is Just Too Expensive FORBES – REAL ESTATE | APRIL 11, 2014 http://pulse.me/s/12epLK A while back I cited our US Department of HUD (Housing and Urban Development), guided by Assistant… Continue reading