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Robosigning victims soon to get cash from lenders

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 16:42

Mortgage lenders will begin making cash payments to homeowners harmed by wrongful foreclosures of anywhere between a few hundred dollars to as much has $125,000 beginning in April, federal bank regulators said Thursday.

Pending home sales rise to highest since 2010

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:16

A measure of the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than 2 ½ years. The increase suggests sales of previously occupied homes will continue rising in the coming months.

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Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:16

Point Loma's historic 'Building X' home hits the market

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:48

For sale: $1.77 million. Grand and imposing, this historic home has overlooked downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean for over 100 years.

Jumbo home loans are back, but far below 2007 levels

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 20:01
WASHINGTON - Home sales and prices are rising briskly in those neighborhoods where the well-heeled like to plant their mailboxes: along Chicago's north shore, in the San Francisco Bay area and in the haute Hamptons. Sales of properties worth between $750,000 and $1 million are up 38.7 percent over a year ago; $1 million-plus property sales are up 25.7 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Housing market signals recovery going strong

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 11:42

Taxes are higher, gas prices are rising, and Washington is in budget gridlock again, but the nation's housing market is viewing the world through rose-colored glasses.

Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian buy in Hidden Hills       

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:28

The celebrity real estate news this week is that country singer Leann Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian bought a home in Hidden Hills and Matthew Perry sold his modern Hollywood Hills home.

They bailed on mortgage but want to buy again

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:05

So-called "strategic defaulters," some of them investors and some owner-occupants, are coming back to the housing market, despite damaged credit, and apparently the market is welcoming them back.

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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:05

Construction resumes on nation's largest home

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:03
An estimated three more years of construction lies ahead to finish the modern palace dubbed “Versailles’’: a 90,000-square-foot mansion that will include a 30-car garage, 10 bathrooms,  roller rink and bowling alley.

Catch a wave at this Calif. home

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 12:58

The Wave House in Goleta, Calif., was engineered to not only look like a wave but to capture the sound as well.

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' house for sale

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 17:14

The price for what could be called the ultimate Bruce Springsteen collectible is $349,000.

Six-year housing hangover tough to shake off

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 15:33

If this is a housing recovery, then it’s a ‘recovery’ in name only. The patient remains pretty ill, and it’s going to be a long road back to health after one of the worst housing busts on record.

Homebuilding stalled in January, but may pick up again

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:15

Groundbreaking to build new U.S. homes fell in January but new permits for construction rose to a 4 1/2-year high, reinforcing expectations the housing market will support economic growth this year.

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Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:15

Pamela Anderson's Malibu home hits the market

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 09:18

This week in celebrity real estate, Pamela Anderson lists her Malibu home and Ethan Hawke puts his New York townhouse on the market. Pamela AndersonMalibu home: $7.

U.S. home-builder sentiment slips slightly

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes eased slightly in February from last month's seven-year high as builders faced higher material costs, an index showed on Tuesday.

Dick Clark's 'Flintstones' home gets a price cut

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:03

Dick Clark’s home fits into a category of houses that are so customized and unusual, they appeal to a certain subset of buyers — such as people who like "Flintstones"-esque architecture. Clark’s Malibu home was listed in March 2012 for $3.5 million and just received a $250,000 cut in price, bringing it down to $3.25 million.

Celebrity love nests designed for privacy

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:59

Take a tour through some of the love nests of celebrity couples. They all have a few things in common: They're beautiful, spacious, expensive -- and extremely private.

Jason Bateman buys Ernest Borgnine's estate

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:04

Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, recently spent $3 million on a new home for the family — the Beverly Hills compound formerly owned by actor Ernest Borgnine.