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As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

Christine and Michael Hawkins in their recently purchased condo in Canoga Park. The Hawkins took out a mortgage at the peak of their budget and planned to refinance when rates fell. Now they fear that they will not be able to refinance. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Soaring mortgage interest rates threatened to crush Michael and …

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As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

As home prices fall, Southern Californians who bought at the high are nervous

Soaring mortgage interest rates threatened to crush Michael and Christine Hawkins’ dream of home ownership. But this fall, when the couple saw a Canoga Park condo languishing on the market, they hatched a plan. They would submit a “low ball” offer that they could accept if they reduced their vacations, shopping and dining out. In …

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Covid hospitalized him for 453 days.  Now he is home for the holidays.

Covid hospitalized him for 453 days. Now he is home for the holidays.

Comment this story Comment Covid-19 put life on hold for Dub Crochet. The Bellaire, Texas man had contracted a bad case of coronavirus in August 2021 before being confined to a hospital for months, preventing him from enjoying milestones and vacations. He missed the birth of his new grandson. He wasn’t home hosting Thanksgiving dinner …

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