Last Build Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:44:30 -0700Copyright: ©2017 Los Angeles Times
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:00 PDT
San Diego County’s home market continued to show signs of decelerated growth in January, falling behind the national average for the second month in a row, said the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices released Tuesday.
The indices, adjusted for seasonal swings, showed San Diego County home prices...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:20:00 PDT
If Dallas Raines’ sale offers any indication, it would appear the forecast for Pasadena real estate is sunny.
The local meteorologist recently listed and sold his home in a span of about a month. The sale price was $3.3 million, or $5,000 over the asking price.
Built in 2007, the gated two-story...(image)
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:05:00 PDT
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.
The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks notched a big gain as crude oil prices...(image)
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
If you’re a millennial living in California, buying your first home doesn’t come any harder.
California ranked as the toughest state in the nation for first-time home buyers, who typically would be in the millennial age bracket of 18 to 34, according to a recent report by Claes Bell, an analyst...(image)
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:30:00 PDT
Former "Dancing with the Stars” regular Mark Ballas has made a couple of moves away from the dance floor, selling one home on the Westside and buying another in the Laurel Canyon area.
On the sale side, Ballas parted with a Mediterranean-style home in the Beverly Crest area for $3.125 million in...(image)
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
One of the enduring foundational narratives of Los Angeles is that of an avaricious, almost malevolent, municipality that bided its time before unleashing a wave of annexation, devouring countless small towns in its mad dash to spread itself across all the land between City Hall and the sea.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT
A television giant, a speculative developer and an NBA player were among those closing deals in L.A. County’s high-end real estate market in recent weeks. Here’s a look at L.A.’s top sales through early March:
$24,150,950 — Malibu
On Broad Beach Road, a Frank Gehry-designed home once listed for...(image)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:05:00 PDT
Voters could be asked this November to approve a hike in the hotel room tax to fund a more than $600 million expansion of San Diego’s bayfront convention center, Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office said Wednesday.
In a presentation to the board of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., mayoral Chief...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:55:00 PDT
The San Diego County median home price dropped 1 percent in February to $492,000, CoreLogic said.
Typically one of the slowest months of the year, the February median price has increased on average just 1.4 percent from January since 2000.
San Diego’s median hit $507,500 in October but has been...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:05:00 PDT
Southern California home prices jumped in February, posting the largest increase in more than a year, as buyers rushed to outbid one another for a meager selection of homes for sale.
The six-county region’s median price for new and resale homes hit $460,000 last month, up $5,000 from January, real...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT
Los Angeles is in a sweet spot in its real estate cycle that will make it one of the top choices in the world for buying property this year, a new report says.
The L.A. area ranked No. 1 in North America in a survey of global real estate investors who have a combined total of $1.7 trillion to spend...(image)
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT
Dear Liz: I recently received a $38,000 windfall. I have a student loan balance of $37,000. I want to buy a home, but I can’t decide if I should have a large down payment and continue paying down student loans slowly, or make a balloon payment on my student loans and put down a smaller amount on...(image)
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Question: Our homeowner association is trying to foreclose on our home for unpaid dues and assessments. The mortgage payments have been paid on time, but the board is still threatening foreclosure. Worse, after the board hired a lawyer, our total owed dramatically increased.
We agree the unpaid...(image)
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT
Amid California’s housing crisis, several state lawmakers want to give cities the ability to dramatically expand rent control, including imposing the kind of strict limits that once existed in Santa Monica and West Hollywood but have been barred since the 1990s.
A bill that would do so, introduced...(image)
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
When Hollywood looks for a location to stand in for small-town America, more often than not production companies load the grip trucks, hitch up the Star Waggons and head up the 110 to South Pasadena.
The city has so zealously protected its original charm and architectural character that it has...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:00 PDT
Attention college graduates: The easiest places to get a professional job and save money are Phoenix, Seattle and Charlotte.
The determination was part of a joint study from housing website Zillow and professional networking website LinkedIn that looked at employment data, salaries and other factors...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
How much house does $575,000 buy in Ventura County? In Moorpark, about that amount gets you a three-bedroom with an updated kitchen; in Oak View, a geodesic dome home; and in Oxnard, a gated ranch house.
Here’s a more detailed look:
MOORPARK: This two-bedroom, built in 1984, sits on a quarter-acre...(image)
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:45:00 PDT
San Diego County had the biggest pivot away from the traditional house in Southern California last year.
The county’s permits for single-family homes dropped by 23 percent in 2016, more than any other Southern California county. It also had the second-largest increase in multifamily construction...(image)
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT
The gig: Dan Rosenfeld, 64, is a real estate developer and public servant. He has worked at the upper levels of both the private and public sectors, building prominent structures such as the Del Mar Station apartment complex in Pasadena for profit and managing hundreds of millions of dollars worth...(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PST
Beverly Grove was born as a series of car-oriented subdivisions on the far-flung outer edge of a young Los Angeles — farther out, even, than the trolleys ran.
Today, the once-sleepy neighborhood is popular, dynamic and fast-changing, and a locus of concern about the threat of the mansionization...(image)
Thu, 9 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PST
Is there a sibling rivalry brewing on the Westside? Six months ago, Daren Metropoulos closed a record deal for the Playboy Mansion. Now his brother, Evan, has landed his own trophy estate in what is L.A. County’s priciest home sale to date this year.
Here’s a larger look at the most expensive...(image)
Mon, 6 Mar 2017 17:10:00 PST
From your smartphone, you can summon Lyft for a ride, buy just about any product using the Amazon app and use Zillow to shop around for a new home.
LoanDepot, a Foothill Ranch mortgage lender, on Monday unveiled a host of new tech tools that will enable customers to do one more thing: apply for...(image)
Sat, 4 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PST
Singer-songwriter and producer Dave Stewart, formerly of the pop duo Eurythmics, has listed his home in Toluca Lake for sale at $5.65 million.
The Spanish-style compound, built by Toluca Lake pioneer and designer William Klump in 1927, has a Hollywood pedigree that spans several generations. Among...(image)
Sat, 4 Mar 2017 00:05:00 PST
There’s a lot to look at in this week’s lineup. Singer Britney Spears’ house in Thousand Oaks is sharply dressed in subdued tones. Clothing magnate Tommy Hilfiger’s Florida estate blinds with dazzling geometric patterns and bright colors. Pro golfer’s Fred Couple’s Mediterranean villa smoothly...(image)
Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:05:00 PST
At 24 years old, Bre Hataishi wants a house.
For now, the preschool teacher rents a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego’s South Park neighborhood with her boyfriend, but only because their income is far too low for them to buy a home.
When the time comes, they have little interest in the hundreds...(image)