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REAL ESTATE - Los Angeles Times

12/12/2017 9:15:00 AM

Westfield Corp., which operates upscale shopping malls in Los Angeles and in dozens of other U.S. cities and in Britain, agreed to be acquired for nearly $16 billion by French commercial real estate giant Unibail-Rodamco, the companies said Tuesday.

The deal underlined how even operators of marquee...

12/11/2017 10:00:00 PM

Bad economic times may be coming, an economic forecast panel learned last week.

The downturn will be short and San Diego will suffer less.Housing is a growing problem, especially for military families.Employees want hotel-like services at the workplaces.San Diego will get over the departure of...

12/10/2017 10:00:00 PM

San Diego’s elected leaders on Tuesday will weigh two rival proposals for regulating the city’s thousands of short-term rentals, following years of heated debate.

Short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb are currently deemed illegal by the City Attorney's office.One proposal, drafted by four...

12/9/2017 7:00:00 PM

Dear Liz: I desperately need your help! My husband, who is 91, is in the early stages of dementia. I just turned 88 and for the first time am responsible for making all the financial decisions.

We are deeply in debt and I don’t know the best way to proceed. We owe more than $40,000 on credit cards,...

12/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

An NBA superstar was among those making a mark in L.A.’s luxury real estate scene in November. Other highwater deals include the sale of a Bel-Air spec mansion with a Motown connection and an ocean-view house in Pacific Palisades. Here’s a larger look.

$24 million — Bel-Air

On Bellagio Road, the...

12/7/2017 10:00:00 PM

Question: Will the congressional tax bill, either the Senate or House version, be good for San Diego’s economy?

Phil Blair, Manpower

NO: As a state with very high state income taxes and high real estate costs, resulting in high mortgage interest costs, the lack of deductibility of these costs will...

12/7/2017 9:00:00 AM

Next year could feature more money for renters but increased difficulty for potential first-time homeowners, said experts at a housing outlook conference at University of San Diego.

The shadow of pending legislation in Congress colored much of the discussion Thursday, as did continued concern over...

12/7/2017 8:15:00 AM

Californians still might retain their ability to deduct state and local taxes from their federal returns under the Republican overhaul — but with a catch.

The total annual deduction would be capped at $10,000, which is the same level as a limited deduction for property taxes that both the House...

12/4/2017 7:55:00 AM

The Senate passed a sweeping tax bill Saturday morning that has housing advocates, real estate agents and industry groups worried.

At the same time, Republicans who led the tax reform push are celebrating it as a boon for economic growth — ultimately helping the housing market.

It’s not a done...

12/3/2017 10:00:00 PM

The Union-Tribune examined if San Diego County can build more housing to slow the pace of rent and home price increases.

What we found:

- Zoning changes, emphasis on townhomes and reduced regulation would likely speed up construction;

- Biggest hurdles continue to be anti-growth sentiments and...