An out-of-town real-estate company hoped to make a big splash ahead of its launch in Seattle on Wednesday, so it put cutouts of little green pigs all over the region. The plan was to create buzz and online searches that would lead people to discover the firm.
Fed up with soaring prices that are increasingly putting home ownership, or even a decent rental, out of reach, Bay Area residents overwhelmingly say they want more housing built, according to a new poll. But it better not make their commutes worse.
In Philadelphia in the 1980s – the decade in which the Phillies won the World Series, city police dropped a bomb on a West Philadelphia neighborhood, and the Frankford Slasher killed at least a half-dozen women – the City of Brotherly Love also made history in a quieter way: selling its first million-dollar condo.
Q: Our community has an association that is not a "paid" HOA; there is no board and no meetings. There are written HOA covenants that I believe should still be part of the property transaction on any home purchase. Many residents are completely unaware/don't care about the HOA rules. What options do I have to enforce the HOA rules, and do rental tenants also have to obey the HOA rules? – Vince
A major piece of unfinished business from the financial crisis is what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have been in a federal conservatorship since 2008. An impasse between Republicans and Democrats on the future of the agencies could be broken if they came to realize that there is a sensible solution that is consistent with the better instincts of both.
Although the temperatures may be low for much of the country, home sales are heating up. With homeownership on the rise, you may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home, refinance your existing mortgage, or sell your home and move to a different one.
The Southern Environmental Law Center and two other groups that oppose completing the six-lane Triangle Expressway across southern Wake County have proposed an alternative they say would do better at relieving congestion at a fraction of the cost. Business group says alternative falls short.
A new ballot initiative that takes aim at how commercial properties are taxed under California's Proposition 13 could raise $6 to $10 billion more each year for schools and other programs and services, according to a new analysis by the Legislative Analyst's Office.
Q: We live in a community with small lots. My neighbor has a huge tree sitting 3 feet from my property line that blocks the morning sun and sheds leaves constantly, making my yard look horrible and stopping the lawn from filling in. What are my options? – Landra
For years, Charlotte businessman Rick Siskey built a a reputation as a savvy adviser to wealthy clients who lived a lavish lifestyle while also giving generously to charity. That all unraveled when he took his own life amid an FBI investigation that revealed he had long run a Ponzi scheme. Now investors are scrambling to get their money back.
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