Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 22, 2012 Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.
Aug 22, 2012 Nationwide, home-building permits are at a four-year high. But coming off the Great Recession, is there a market for luxury homes?
Aug 21, 2012 Four years into the housing crisis, abandoned and derelict foreclosures -- and the crimes they attract -- keep police busy in one Los Angeles neighborhood.
Aug 20, 2012 Los Angeles' mayor visits trade show to promote L.A. fashion industry.
Aug 20, 2012 An LAPD police officer gives a tour of his precinct in Watts and the blight foreclosed homes have wrought upon the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles says the banks who own the homes should be responsible for the upkeep of the foreclosures.
Aug 17, 2012 There's word this morning that the Treasury Department is going to revamp its financial relationship with the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Aug 16, 2012 Today starts with some more tepid economic news. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits ticked up slightly to 366,000 last week.
Aug 16, 2012 There are 23 new hour-long dramas debuting on the broadcast networks this fall, but only two will be shot in L.A. County. What's causing TV to look outside of Hollywood?
Aug 15, 2012 Homebuyers preparing for a disaster -- natural, economic or otherwise -- have helped the housing market in remote north Idaho weather the downturn.