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All the Places in the U.S. Where You Can Go to College for Free

See if you qualify.<p>You’ve probably seen headlines recently about free public college programs in New York and Tennessee. But free college tuition …

College & University

Target Is Launching 12 New Brands And Retiring 2 Old Favorites

They’re set to launch this fall.<p>You’re probably familiar with Target’s brands for home, apparel, and kids, like Threshold, Cat & Jack, and …

Clothing

FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in nearly 20 years for sickle cell, an inherited disease in which abnormally shaped red blood cells can't properly carry oxygen throughout the body, which can cause severe pain and organ damage.<p>About 100,000 people in the U.S., …

Medicine

How To See If Home Prices Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live

<b>INTERACTIVE MAP: See how real home prices have changed</b> since 2000, according to an analysis by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.<p>Home prices have finally clawed their way back to the peak of the housing bubble. That's on <i>average</i> nationally<i>.</i> The story is very different when you zoom in on …

Housing

What $700,000 buys right now in Encino, Tarzana and Woodland Hills

Here's a look at what about $700,000 buys in three San Fernando Valley housing markets.<p><b>ENCINO:</b> This three-bedroom home, built in 1949 and since updated, features hardwood floors, a step-down family room and a kitchen that opens to the backyard.<p><b>Address:</b> 5930 Jellico Ave., Encino, 91316<p><b>Listed for:</b> …

Real Estate

Is Buying a Home Right for You, Right Now?

Whether you’re fast approaching your trip down the aisle or are newlyweds and loving it, living arrangements have undoubtedly already been discussed. Happily renting? Living with family? Trying to decide your next steps? If you find yourself wondering, “Is home ownership right for us, right now?” …

Real Estate

Americans Who Can't Afford Their Homes Up 146 Percent

Over 38 million American households can't afford their housing, an increase of 146 percent in the past 16 years, according to a recent Harvard housing report.<p>Under federal guidelines, households that spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs are considered "cost burdened" and will …

Housing

SoCal Summer Guide

Summer is HALFWAY OVER (as far as the kids go....) but we know that the heat lasts into early October, so really we're right on time talking about …

5 Years Ago

REAL ESTATE in 2012<p>In 2012, as shown below, you needed patience when it came to selling your home. The average listing took well over 2 months to go …

Real Estate

SFV vs. SCV

The SFV is simply a collection of neighborhoods that happen to exist near each other, with virtually no distinguishing factors other than the price …

Ooh, I Like That. What's That Called?

Home Selling

So it is finally time to sell your home. For whatever reason (according to surveys, it's likely that you've outgrown your current home) you are …

Selling

You're The Realtor

Ask Brianna: How can I lessen the financial pain of moving?

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to …

Hikes in Los Angeles: 8 trails with spectacular endings

From waterfall hikes to shady trails near the beach<p>Los Angeles’s wealth of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring is here, there’s no better time to get outside.<p>Hiking is a great, cheap way to enjoy the fresh air and fantastic weather, but for those more reluctant hikers—folks who …

Hiking

Before You Buy a Condo: Know the Costs of Ownership - Financial Web

Before you <b>buy a condo</b>, consider the financial costs added to the sales price through maintenance and other issues. While condos often appear to be …

The difficulties of climbing the property ladder

<b>What does the chart show?</b> <br>It illustrates how “mortgaged movers” — those with home loan borrowings looking to move up the housing ladder — have been …

Housing