Items Tagged with 'California'


Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: One year later, Arizona Realtor still missing

Here's how much a cyber breach will cost your company
Welcome to the first day of summer! Things are on rise this week, with both cyber breaches and rents reporting just how much they've each grown. On the opposite side, San Francisco housing finally isn't rising. And now one year after his bother went missing, Chris Cranston recounts the case to The Huffington Post’s Senior Crime Reporter.
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California selling fewer homes so far this year

Annually, home prices still increasing
New data shows that home sales decreased annually in the Golden State, but increased monthly. Prices continue to increase due to lack of affordable inventory. Despite rising home prices, cash sales also increased from last month. PropertyRadar’s director of economic research explains why.
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California bill to protect surviving homeowners up for vote

The Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights
California took initiative in 2013 and implemented California's Homeowner Bill of Rights, which stops mortgage servicers from engaging in abusive practices that were leading to unnecessary foreclosures on families throughout the state. The problem isn't over though. A new bill that should fix the problem areas is expected to be voted on next Monday.
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Hey West Coast! Your homes are worth more than you think

Quicken Loans: West Coast bucks national trend
Good news for folks living on the West Coast, your homes are worth more than you think. A new report from Quicken Loans found that homeowners in the West tend to think their house is worth less than what the appraisal turns up. As for the rest of the nation, they lean the other direction.
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Renters would rather buy a home in California

Affordability problems holding some back, not all
Despite rising home prices and decreasing inventory in California, renters still want to own a home, according to the California Association of Realtors. And while affordability issues are holding people back, many renters still plan on buying within the next year.
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Mortgage brokerage CEO jailed for stealing homes, renting them back to struggling homeowners

Direct Money Source CEO guilty of conspiracy, loan fraud, aggravated identity theft
The former owner and chief executive officer of a California mortgage brokerage will spend nearly the next eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges that he falsely promised to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. But instead of actually helping the struggling homeowners keep their homes, David Singui, and his company, Direct Money Source, stole the equity in the homes and served as the homeowners' impostor landlord for a period of years.
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AAG brings jumbo reverse mortgage program to California

Announces expansion of AAG Advantage lending program
Last year, American Advisors Group, an Orange, California-based reverse mortgage lender, unveiled a jumbo reverse mortgage program, called the AAG Advantage. The AAG Advantage program initially launched in select states through the company’s retail channel in September. Now, the company is making the AAG Advantage program available to its wholesale partner network in California.
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[Photos] Here's how Jason Segel listed his home

Parts ways after one year
"How I Met Your Mother" star Jason Segel listed his home in Los Feliz, California. The actor barely lived in the home for more than a year before putting it back on the market. Even if it was only a year, check out these photos of where Segel called home for a short time, including its stunning backyard.
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