HOUSING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOUSING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Public housing safety policy can hit whole family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413084-68/housing-coleman-public-son.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413084-68/housing-coleman-public-son.html.csp">Public housing safety policy can hit whole family</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHELLE BLIDNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T14:58:01.913-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she’s lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter — partly because of her son’s criminal case. “Why should I be accountable for something that my son did that had nothing to do with my apartment?” asked 48-year-old Coleman, sighing into a surgeon’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413084@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:58:01 MDT HSBC paying $550M to resolve mortgage claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58408090-79/securities-bank-hsbc-mortgage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58408090-79/securities-bank-hsbc-mortgage.html.csp">HSBC paying $550M to resolve mortgage claims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:02.022-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with HSBC. London-based HSBC is Europe’s largest bank and also has extensive operations in the U.S. Its U.S. division has about $289 billion in assets, making ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080902014-09-12T18:38:02.022-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T18:38:02.022-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408090@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:02 MDT Q&A: The ABCs of the Salt Lake Valley Book Wagon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374937-223/books-book-wagon-kids.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374937-223/books-book-wagon-kids.html.csp">Q&A: The ABCs of the Salt Lake Valley Book Wagon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ann Cannon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T13:27:20.491-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 01:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Meet Dawn Houghton — writer, real estate agent, parent, perennial runner-up in The King’s English Bookshop’s annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Sweater contest, pizza lover and extreme bibliophile. Indeed, the first thing visitors to Houghton’s home notice are the shelves groaning beneath the weight of so many books. It was this passion for the printed word that motivated Houghton to find a way to share books with children from underserved populations in the Salt Lake Valley. Her commitment to this c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58374937@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:27:20 MDT U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364063-79/percent-july-prices-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364063-79/percent-july-prices-rose.html.csp">U.S. home prices rose at slower pace in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. The moderating price increases could help support sales. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. That was slightly below June’s year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent and far below a recent peak of 11.9 percent in February. Prices rose 1.2 percent in July from June. But CoreLogic’s monthly figures aren’t adjusted for seasonality, such as i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583640632014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T08:52:02.372-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364063@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:52:02 MDT Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp">Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, underscores the complexities involved in an overall reconstruction program for the Gaza Strip, which some Palestinian officials have estimated could cost in excess of $6...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550472014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:14:05 MDT Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58251256-79/allen-seniors-rosenfeld-agencies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58251256-79/allen-seniors-rosenfeld-agencies.html.csp">Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T16:15:01.847-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. “It’s a wonderful arrangement,” said the white-haired Rosenfeld, who when asked her age will only say she’s a senior citizen. “The way the rents are these days, I couldn’t stay here without it.” She shares her...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251256@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:15:01 MDT U.S. home price gains slowed in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338420-79/percent-price-homes-gains.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338420-79/percent-price-homes-gains.html.csp">U.S. home price gains slowed in June</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:58:56.128-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June — a cooldown that could continue for several more months. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 8.1 percent in June from 12 months earlier, according to a Tuesday report. That’s down from 9.4 percent a month earlier and the smallest annual gain since December 2012. Yearly price growth weakened in all 20 cities. Home values in Cleveland nudged up just 0.8 percent. Las Vegas led with a 15.2 percent gain. Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583384202014-08-26T09:58:56.128-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:58:56.128-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338420@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:58:56 MDT Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321513-78/coleman-friendship-manor-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321513-78/coleman-friendship-manor-housing.html.csp">Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T20:27:57.595-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 66-year-old black man has filed a housing-discrimination complaint against the management of a Salt Lake City apartment building for the elderly and disabled. In the complaint, filed Aug. 15 with the Antidiscrimination Division of the Utah Labor Commission, Jack Coleman asserts that he was the victim of repeated racial and religious discrimination at Friendship Manor, a federally subsidized apartment building at 1320 E. 500 South. Coleman’s complaint further alleges that the management of Frie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321513@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:27:57 MDT Goldman to pay $1.2B for role in housing collapse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326789-79/securities-goldman-billion-fannie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326789-79/securities-goldman-billion-fannie.html.csp">Goldman to pay $1.2B for role in housing collapse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. Under the settlement, Goldman i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583267892014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T18:07:02.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326789@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:07:02 MDT Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp">Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1. Frank Blake has been Home Depot’s chairman and CEO since 2007, and he will remain chairman of the company. Menear, 57, became president of the company’s U.S. retail unit in February and the company said the move was part of a planned succession. Menear has worked for Home Depot since 1997, and the company said he helped revamp its merchandising oper...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233522014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323352@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:02 MDT U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321819-79/sales-percent-homes-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321819-79/sales-percent-homes-housing.html.csp">U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because a harsh winter delayed many sales. But Americans are stepping up purchases as more homes have been put up for sale. Low mortgage rates and moderating price gains have made homes more affordable. “The momentum is in the right direction...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218192014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T13:42:20.76-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321819@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:42:20 MDT Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312655-79/percent-billion-depot-per.html.csp">Home Depot’s quarterly profit climbs 14 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Home Depot’s fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. The nation’s largest home improvement retailer also raised its annual profit guidance. Spring is the biggest season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and gardens. While the season started off a bit cold and rainy, weather improved and shoppers headed out to stores to pick up supplies. Home Depot also has been helped of late by an i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126552014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:57:02.136-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312655@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:57:02 MDT U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312595-79/percent-construction-july-sales.html.csp">U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May. Applications for building permits, considered a good sign of futu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583125952014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:37:01.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312595@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:01 MDT Haves, have-nots divided by apartment ‘poor doors’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306032-79/affordable-building-tenants-rent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306032-79/affordable-building-tenants-rent.html.csp">Haves, have-nots divided by apartment ‘poor doors’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance — a so-called poor door. In another apartment house, rent-regulated residents can’t even pay to use a new gym that’s free to their market-rate neighbors. Other buildings have added playrooms and roof decks off-limits to rent-stabilized tenants. New York is a city where the rich an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060322014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T10:29:23.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306032@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:29:23 MDT Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp">Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:49:05.252-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has been rolling out a new strategy to deal with homelessness around Pioneer Park that officials say emphasizes the carrot over the stick. The centerpiece of that strategy is the police department’s new Metro Support Bureau Resource Center at 420 W. 200 South, directly in the heart of the city’s homeless population. Police officers at the resource center will be joined by service providers who can help the homeless with the wide array of problems that afflict them. “If we are be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:05 MDT Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272699-79/spending-percent-dakota-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272699-79/spending-percent-dakota-housing.html.csp">Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 02:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. Those and other figures emerged Thursday from a new annual report from the government that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582726992014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272699@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:35:01 MDT Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp">Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust. The figures come from a new annual report the government issued Thursday that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-by-state basis. The numbers point to substantial shifts in the economy since the recession ended. Spending jumped 28 percent in North Dakota, the largest gain nationwide, from 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582720262014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272026@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:55:29 MDT Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271551-79/freddie-billion-fannie-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271551-79/freddie-billion-fannie-government.html.csp">Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008. Fannie Mae reported Thursday that it earned $3.7 billion in the second quarter. Washington-based Fannie will pay a dividend of $3.7 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With its previous payme...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582715512014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:02:06.987-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271551@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:02:06 MDT Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp">Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:55:43.511-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Home sales continued to slow along much of the Wasatch Front as rising prices, tighter lending and a lack of housing inventory pushed many would-be buyers to the sidelines. Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Home sales also fell in Davis and Utah counties, while Tooele and Weber counties posted modest gains. With sizable numbers of yearly home closings typicall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241168@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:55:43 MDT Complex housing Playboy selling for $210 million? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243379-79/complex-210-deal-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243379-79/complex-210-deal-housing.html.csp">Complex housing Playboy selling for $210 million?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nadja Brandt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:38:02.28-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A three-building Beverly Hills office complex that includes the headquarters of Playboy Enterprises is being sold for $210 million, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. Tishman Speyer agreed to sell the property to New York- based Rockefeller Group International in a deal scheduled to close by Aug. 1, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the transaction is private. Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and United Talent Agency also have offices at th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243379@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT