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  • Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job

    Despite shutdown, most federal financial regulators remain on job
    WASHINGTON -- Although the federal government began a partial shutdown Tuesday, most financial regulators remained on the job because their agencies are funded outside the congressional appropriations process. But the effects of the shutdown still...
  • FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative

    FHA reports improvements in finances, but net worth still negative
    The Federal Housing Administration, fresh from a $1.7-billion bailout, now projects that it will replenish its financial reserves to required levels in 2015, two years faster than it had predicted a year ago. The agency said its net worth remains in the...
  • 'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says

    'Cost-burdened' renters reach all-time high, study says
    The number of American renters paying unaffordable amounts for housing reached an all-time high last year, as tenants grappled with rising rents and meager income growth, a new report says. About 21.1 million households paid more than 30% of their...
  • Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout

    Federal Housing Administration needs $1.7-billion bailout
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Housing Administration, whose role in the real estate market expanded dramatically in recent years, on Friday said it would need approximately $1.7 billion to stabilize its long-term finances. It marks the first time the 79-...
  • California pending home sales fell in September while inventory rose

    California pending home sales fell in September while inventory rose
    Buyers signed fewer contracts for California homes last month as the housing market entered a typically slower period and declining affordability sapped demand.  The California Assn. of Realtors said that its pending sales index fell 1.8% in September...
  • Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales

    Declining affordability, government shutdown are slowing home sales
    Sales of previously owned homes fell in September, as declining affordability hampered demand, a trade group said. Existing sales of single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops dropped 1.9% from August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says

    Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Housing Administration, which recently received $1.7 billion in its first-ever bailout, said the agency was headed in the right direction, as she faced intense Republican criticism during a lengthy congressional...
  • Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall

    Bay Area home market cools, prices and sales fall
    Home prices and sales fell last month in the Bay Area as the tech-rich region mirrored a cooling trend elsewhere within the state. The median home price in the nine-county region fell 1.9% from August to $530,000, while sales dropped 17.1% -- a...
  • Turning FHA-financed condo into a rental: Good idea?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter and I bought a condominium for about $85,000 last year, and its value has gone up at least 10 to 15 percent since then. She is the primary owner for tax purposes since her Social Security number was used...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
  • How to save money and lower mortgage insurance

    Q: I'm 28-years-old. My wife and I have owned our home for 2.5 years now. When we purchased it, I did not put down 20 percent, so I'm paying roughly $165 per month for mortgage insurance (PMI). If it helps, we do not plan on living in this house forever,...