Firefighters maintain that the old wood shake roofs constitute a fire hazard, but at least one council member questions whether the ban should still be enforced in these tough economic times.
Smart, savvy and eager shoppers took to the streets in Fountain Valley’s Sunwood neighborhood Saturday for a 200-home garage sale.
The city’s new sidewalk repair plan would force homeowners to fix broken concrete in front of their properties.
Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling on lawmakers to give millions the chance to refinance their home loans or face another potential meltdown in the housing market.
The Velasco family said despite making an agreement to save their home — which they’ve owned for over 12 years — the bank plans to auction off the property.
The number of delinquent mortgages fell in May to the lowest level since 2006, the result of a slowing housing market and delays in banks’ foreclosure process.
Thousands of troubled homeowners are waiting at the Shrine Auditorium for the “Save The Dream” tour organized by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.
Prosecutors say Deutsche Bank illegally evicted tenants, shut off their water and power and then allowed hundreds of properties to turn into blighted homes.
Prosecutors say buyers were told that if they paid half their mortgage payments to Pacific Vantage, the company would cover the other half and eventually split profits on a future sale.
Assemblyman Bob Blumenfeld says the money collected from banks would go to school districts, police and fire departments, and small business loans.
The attorney general of Minnesota says a Costa Mesa mortgage company charged homeowners thousands of dollars in fees and never delivered on promised refinancing services.
Short sale transactions allow distressed borrowers to avoid foreclosure by selling their homes for less than what is owed on them.
The plan is aimed at helping thousands of borrowers who owe more than their properties are worth, but without cooperation from the banks, the program will likely have limited benefits.
Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in January than in any month in more than three years, the latest sign lenders are taking longer to move against homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments.
A steep decline in home values across California and the U.S. are leaving more Americans underwater in their mortgages in 2011.