(photo credit: Thinkstock)

California Home Foreclosures Hit Lowest Levels Since 2005

A real estate research firm says California home foreclosures plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter, thanks to rising home prices.


real estate market

US House Prices Up 10.5 Percent In The Last Year

A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.


burned house

Modesto Residents Happy With Hazardous Property Clean Up Effort

Residents say a blight clean up effort of dilapidated homes in Modesto is making a big impact.


Helena Helmold

Call Kurtis: Foreclosed Homeowner Guaranteed Months More In Home; Is That Possible?

Just about everyone knows a family affected by foreclosure. A West Sacramento homeowner called Kurtis, after a company swooped in, just hours after her home was foreclosed, promising to keep her in her home longer.


Mortgage, Foreclosure generic

State Foreclosures Hit 6-Year Low

DataQuick said Wednesday that default notices totaled a little over 38,000 during the fourth quarter, down 38 percent from the same period of 2011.


A sign is posted in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Number Of U.S. Homes Facing Foreclosure Rose In July

More U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions.



Stockton Leads Nation In Foreclosures

As if things couldn’t get worse for Stockton, the city now is the top in the nation for foreclosures so far this year.



Local Homeowners Play Waiting Game At Loan Modification Event

On the same day that a $25 billion mortgage settlement was announced involving states and five big banks, local homeowners continued to line up at the Sacramento Convention Center looking for help — right now — to avoid foreclosure.


(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Default Notices Drop To Lowest Level In 4 Years

Mortgage default notices in California have dropped in the second quarter of 2011 to their lowest level in four years.



City Gets Tough On Banks Over Foreclosure Blight

Communities across the nation have made little progress in getting banks to maintain foreclosed properties, and as the ongoing crisis matures and bank-owned homes fall into advanced stages of disrepair, cities and residents are getting desperate.