November 21, 2013 |
Sharply higher home prices might be spooking first-time home buyers, but the swift increases earlier this year have been welcomed by those that bought before the market crashed. More than 215,000 homeowners in Los Angeles and Orange counties escaped their negative equity positions in the last year, meaning they no longer owe more on their mortgage than their house is worth. QUIZ: How much do you know about mortgages? At the end of the third quarter, 13.2% of homeowners with a mortgage remained underwater in the L.A. metro region, a decline from 25.9% in the same period last year, according to real estate firm Zillow, which released the data Thursday.
June 23, 2013 |
Expect more homes on the market as prices begin to rise. Locally, an easing of the inventory squeeze probably could not come soon enough for some, with real estate agents so desperate for listings they are scavenging for homes off the market. A slight improvement in inventory is already showing up in the raw data. Southern California's housing recovery: An interactive map Listings jumped 11.3% month over month in May in Los Angeles County, according to data from Realtor.com.
December 6, 1997 |
Quarterback Stan Humphries, after a series of concussions, was put on the injured reserve list Friday by the San Diego Chargers. Humphries has been sidelined since suffering the most serious concussion of his career Nov. 2 at Cincinnati. It was his second concussion in 18 days and fourth in 22 months. He has had six since 1993.
November 12, 1997 |
San Diego quarterback Stan Humphries said he is still showing symptoms of a concussion he suffered Nov. 2. His headaches are starting to go away, "but I'm having a lot of problems not sleeping," Humphries said. Third-year pro Craig Whelihan replaced Humphries in Sunday's loss to Seattle, and will make a second consecutive start against the visiting Oakland Raiders on Sunday night.
November 4, 1997 |
Admittedly scared about his future after suffering his second concussion in 18 days, San Diego quarterback Stan Humphries is not sure he'll play again. "When stuff happens like this, it gets frightening, especially when you have family and kids at home," Humphries told reporters in between appointments with specialists. Humphries, 32, has suffered three concussions in the last 11 months and four overall. His latest concussion came in the third quarter of Sunday's 38-31 loss at Cincinnati.
October 21, 1997 |
San Diego Charger quarterback Stan Humphries, who sustained a mild concussion last Thursday at Kansas City, said he expects to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The concussion was Humphries' second in 11 months. It has left him with a continuing headache, but team doctors said he is fine, according to Coach Kevin Gilbride. * An MRI revealed that Seattle running back Lamar Smith sustained a stress fracture in his lower left leg against St. Louis on Sunday.