Q: I inherited a co-op in a 34-unit building. I am not happy with the conditions and want to sell. The board president, who owns a majority of the units and rents them like a hotel, told me that I have to sell to him for a ridiculously low price. I told him that I would list it for market value and he laughed and told me that the "board" would never approve any buyer other than him. Does he have me over a barrel? – Bob
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 Iron Compound co-owners Matt Long and Tanner Sylvia talk about the fundraiser they’ve organized to help the family of Frank Hernandez, killed in a crash on Interstate 5 Jan. 9, 2018. The event is slated for Saturday. Feb. 24, 2018, at The Iron Compound, 1190 Lander Ave, Turlock, Calif., with sessions at 8, 10 and 11 a.m.
The Iron Compound set to host fundraiser
How to tell an invasive swamp rodent from other California critters
Timelapse: See nature unveil a dusting of snow on Yosemite's Half Dome
Snowflakes spotted in Mariposa. Travelers urged to check road conditions.