Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:40 -0700Copyright: ©2016 Los Angeles Times
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:15:00 PDT
If there’s one part of the San Fernando Valley that most expressed the go-go spirit of Space Age America, it’s Canoga Park.
The neighborhood is where aerospace giant Rocketdyne designed the massive rockets that would take us to the moon and back, and where each sprawling new ranch home contained...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:55:00 PDT
National home and rent price increases are expected to slow in the next two years, said a report of 51 economists and analysts released Tuesday.
Average home prices will increase by 5 percent in 2017 and 4 percent in 2018 — down from the 5.8 percent increase in 2015 and 5.1 percent this year, said...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:30:00 PDT
José Luis Corona didn’t expect to move back to Mexico when he left for the United States 12 years ago, but that was before he saw the Horizonte luxury condominiums in Tijuana.
The 54-year-old, originally from Mexico City, already owns a home in Chula Vista but decided about a year ago to buy a...(image)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT
It appears that the landmark sale of the Playboy Mansion was only the tip of the high-end real estate iceberg. In Holmby Hills, another storied estate has changed hands for an amount that puts it right up there with the priciest residential transactions ever recorded in Los Angeles County.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:25:00 PDT
Bank stocks were shaken Thursday after a steep drop in China's exports made investors worry again about the health of the world's second-largest economy. U.S. stocks gradually recovered most of their losses as safer investments such as utilities traded higher.
Indexes took big losses early on,...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT
The story of the Fairfax District begins at the turn of the 20th century with a dramatic, life-changing moment for one young dairy farmer.
A.F. Gilmore, who moved to Los Angeles from Illinois in 1870, was sinking a well to water the herd of cows he grazed near the present corner of Wilshire Boulevard...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:40:00 PDT
With election day less than a month away, Andrew Nelson, chief economist of Colliers International, one of the world’s biggest commercial real estate brokerages with 16,000 agents in 66 countries, expresses disappointment that the economy hasn’t attracted much attention in the campaign, except...(image)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:10:00 PDT
Seven years ago, actress Katee Sackhoff bought her “first big-girl home,” a beach house on the Westside.
But it took a long time for it to become her dream home.
“It was gorgeous, but it wasn’t me,” she said. “People had done little remodels to it as they moved in and out, so there wasn’t a uniform...(image)
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 11:00:00 PDT
Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. Even with rates at historic lows right now, the difference between 3.5% and 3.75% can add up, especially if you’re applying for...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:15:00 PDT
It’s a good week for fans of both real estate and the ’90s sitcom “Home Improvement.
Tim Allen, who starred as Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor on the series sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for about $1.755 million. Now Zachery Ty Bryan, known for his role as oldest son Brad on the show, has a home...(image)
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:20:00 PDT
Los Angeles County businesses expanded and leased additional offices last quarter, casting off concerns over the direction of the larger U.S. economy.
In doing so, firms sent the county’s vacancy rate down slightly to 13.9% from 14% in the second quarter. Average rents in the third quarter rose...(image)
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:30:00 PDT
John B. Kilroy Sr., who rose from a Depression-era childhood to establish Kilroy Realty Corp. as one of the leading commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, has died at age 94, his foundation announced.
Kilroy, who also was a renowned sailor, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...(image)
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Hollywood leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has put an oceanfront home on Malibu’s Carbon Beach on the market for $10.95 million — nearly seven times what he paid for the property two decades ago.
The remodeled 1950s bungalow had been listed for lease last year at $23,000 a month or $50,000 a month...(image)
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT
Tucked within a curtain of tropical landscaping, this gated estate in Holmby Hills appears right at home in its park-like surroundings.
Holmby Park, a celebrity favorite over the years, fronts the entrance to the refined French Regency, designed by Caspar Ehmcke and built in 1966. At the other...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:20:00 PDT
Real estate agents used to be privy to a lot of information that home buyers couldn’t obtain on their own.
But now property listings, photo galleries, historic sales prices, school ratings and neighborhood crime rates are freely accessible to anyone with just a few clicks. For some assertive buyers,...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT
José Luis Corona didn’t expect to move back to Mexico when he left for the United States 12 years ago, but that was until he saw the Horizonte luxury condominiums in Tijuana.
The 54-year-old, originally from Mexico City, already owns a home in Chula Vista but decided about a year ago to get a $290,000...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
A custom three-bedroom contemporary was just a dream when actor Robert Patrick landed in Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1984. Back then, the budding star didn’t even have a room.
“I lived in my car,” he said. “But I had a goal to build a house in the Hollywood Hills.”
He lucked out. That very year,...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
What does $800,000 buy in the Los Angeles County real estate market? In Hawthorne, a remodeled ranch house; in Long Beach, a wood-paneled contemporary; and in Pasadena, a traditional-style home with a swimming pool.
Here’s a larger look at what roughly $800,000 buys in each of the three areas....(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:40:00 PDT
One of 72 single-story flats in Avanti, a new mixed-use community in Calabasas, this pied-à-terre has a contemporary, urban feel. Open-plan interiors feature two-tone hues, custom lighting and a kitchen outfitted with high-end fixtures and appliances. Glass doors give way to a private patio that...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:10:00 PDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that’s designed to give widows and widowers a better shot at saving their homes when they fall behind on mortgage payments.
Senate Bill 1150 boosts protections against foreclosure for surviving spouses who own their home but are not on its mortgage...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:55:00 PDT
The Los Angeles city attorney has reached a $13.5-million settlement with U.S. Bank to resolve allegations that the nation’s fifth-largest bank operated as a slumlord and allowed hundreds of foreclosed properties to deteriorate, fostering crime and blight in L.A. neighborhoods slammed by the housing...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
Keeping watch over a small valley below the San Rafael Hills is a massive rock dome with a cleft that, when the sun is positioned just right, resembles the silhouette of a bird swooping down.
This dramatic natural formation inspired the name of the town that would grow to fill that isolated valley,...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT
The California housing market is expected to grow increasingly unaffordable next year, driving would-be home buyers away from high-cost coastal regions and toward the more inexpensive inland stretches of the state, according to an industry forecast.
The California Assn. of Realtors on Thursday...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:05:00 PDT
At 10 years old, Eve Plumb — who played frustrated middle child Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch” — made her first real estate purchase: a humble $55,300 Malibu bungalow.
Forty-eight years later, Plumb sold the three-bedroom home for $3.9 million.
Even by Malibu oceanfront standards, that’s an impressive...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:55:00 PDT
San Diego County home prices have increased more than most of California in the last year, a key real estate index showed Tuesday.
San Francisco and San Diego counties’ median home price is up 6 percent in the last 12 months, said the July S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Los Angeles and Orange...(image)