Robosigning victims soon to get cash from lenders - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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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Point Loma's historic 'Building X' home hits the market - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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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Construction resumes on nation's largest home - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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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Pamela Anderson's Malibu home hits the market - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real Estate - 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 - Real 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.

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