| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:42 AM
A brighter economic picture sent mortgage interest rates higher this week, with housing finance giant Freddie reporting that a 30-year fixed-rate home loan averaged 4.16%, up from 4.1% last week.
The interest rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage, popular...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 PM
When it comes to charitable event fundraising in the O.C., one woman rises to the top of the "A" list. Lil Spitzer, the ultra-glamorous blonde, is part showgirl, part CEO and part velvet bulldozer. You just don't say "no" to Spitzer, who once again, on...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Homeownership in the United States remained flat last quarter, staying at its lowest level in nearly two decades and underscoring the dominant role investors have played in the housing recovery.
The nation’s homeownership rate was 65.1% on a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to stimulate the economic recovery from the Great Recession, but the tab has risen to such tremendous proportions — fast approaching $4 trillion — that some worry the central...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
NEW YORK — Steven A. Cohen faces what could be an end to his career as one of Wall Street's most profitable money men after his hedge fund agreed to plead guilty to charges of criminal insider trading.
SAC Capital Advisors becomes the first...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you'll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — might be cut sometime next spring? Maybe you should.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Dear Liz: If your in-laws promised you and their son their house, and have for over 20 years, and the whole family is aware that was the plan — your mother-in-law even had a will and a deed made up — do you think the executor of the estate has...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Home prices in the nation’s largest metro regions jumped sharply in August, posting yearly gains not seen since the last boom, according to a leading gauge.
The S&P/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed that home prices in 20 large U.S. metro...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Mortgage rates slipped lower this week, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering the 30-year fixed-rate home loan at an average 4.1%, compared with 4.13% last week.
The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.2%, down from last week’s...
| Oct 30, 2013
JPMorgan Chase is trying to reach a multibillion-dollar deal with the federal government to settle allegations of securities fraud — based largely on claims against two failing banks it rescued during the crisis at Washington's behest. The...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:17 AM
New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman has lowered the boom on Wells Fargo for what he says are serial violations of the huge foreclosure abuse settlement that Wells and four other big banks reached with federal and state regulators last year....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Every year, it seems as though retailers are prepping for the holiday season earlier and earlier. Before Halloween even arrives, some stores have already started running advertisements or stocking their shelves with gifts for the winter holidays. While,...