An executive of a Concord real estate company pleaded guilty to a $200 million mortgage fraud scheme that took place during the height of the housing crisis, according to an unsealed plea agreement.
A UC Davis alumnus is making waves on Reddit after posting a video in which he surprises his parents with one very thoughtful holiday gift.
California will recover $300 million in damages from Bank of America as part of a $16.65 billion settlement over the bank’s handling of mortgage-backed securities prior to 2009, officials said Friday.
A former FBI employee and his wife pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to bank fraud in connection to mortgages they obtained for rental homes in Daly City and San Bruno, according to federal prosecutors.
The San Francisco Bay Area led the major United States markets with a 2.4 percent monthly home price increase, but the gains are decelerating nationally as fewer Americans can afford to buy.
Bay Area home prices are increasingly unaffordable, and a change in mortgage rates could dramatically worsen the crisis.
Wells Fargo & Co. is cutting 700 jobs from its home lending business as mortgage refinancing slows down.
Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.
The Richmond City Council Tuesday evening will consider scrapping the city’s controversial plan to buy struggling homeowners’ underwater mortgages.
The mayor of a financially struggling East Bay city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank’s headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of “underwater” mortgages.