John Wayne’s yacht gets historical protection

John Wayne’s beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, now has historical protection. The vessel, anchored in Newport Beach, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on buildings, the programs include a broad spectrum of property types, from archaeological sites …

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Washington D.C.’s Housing Market Defies the Nation’s Norm

The nation’s Capitol stands out as the “shining star” in nearly every market report that crosses the wire. Washington, D.C. has consistently defied the recent declines in home prices. The latest S&P Case-Shiller index upheld D.C. as the only city where home prices are increasing on both a monthly and annual basis. That coincided with …

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Housing Recovery to Precede Economic Recovery

According to Radar Logic, a real estate data and analytics firm, strong job gains will not bolster the housing market despite opinions from economic experts. The New York-based firm predicts that a recovery in housing values will precede a recovery in the economy, spending, and jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor released new figures Friday …

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California expands ‘Hardest Hit’ eligibility for distressed homeowners

California has expanded the pool of borrowers who could qualify for three programs aimed at helping families at risk of losing their homes, by making those who tapped their home equity or who took out loans after Jan. 1, 2009, eligible for assistance. The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is administering nearly $2 billion in …

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