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REAL ESTATE - Los Angeles Times

6/28/2017 7:40:00 AM

A just-completed apartment complex on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood has been sold to a Pennsylvania developer that plans to convert the property into a luxury extended-stay hotel.

The 190 apartments at 8500 Sunset Blvd. are part of a more than $300-million development covering two blocks on...

6/27/2017 4:45:00 AM

San Diego County home prices in April continued to outpace the rest of the state and nation for the third 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 rose 6.6 percent in a year. Prices...

6/22/2017 11:30:00 PM

A woman in a red dress twirls with a dark and mysterious man through light-filled hallways. Music flutters and surges in a romantically lit courtyard overlooking the twinkling city. A mischievous coda plays, and then the credits roll.

It’s a classic scene plucked straight from Hollywood. But this...

6/21/2017 8:20:00 AM

The San Diego County median home price hit $530,000 in May, breaking the nominal record set last month and increasing 8.2 percent in a year, real estate tracker CoreLogic reported Wednesday.

Lack of homes for sale and slowed home construction appear to be major forces in new peaks set over the...

6/21/2017 4:25:00 AM

In summer 2007, the Los Angeles County median home price hit an all-time high of $550,000. It soon plunged as the housing bubble burst and the national economy crashed.

Now the median, the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less, has finally passed the heights of 10 years ago...

6/16/2017 5:05:00 PM

Classic comic actor Groucho Marx may be long gone, but his Hollywood Hills West estate is still around and appears to be a hot item. After only six months, the property is back up for sale at a mark-up north of 20%. Can you say: property flip?

It’s just one indication of how buoyant home sales...

6/16/2017 5:00:00 PM

Q:Our homeowners association reserves are extremely low and our collections are growing worse by the day. We are a gated community, with many renters. Can we deny access to the automatic transponder gate to delinquent owners/renters and require that they wait at the guarded gate for entrance? Can...

6/15/2017 9:05:00 AM

Wells Fargo is facing allegations of a new scandal, this time involving its treatment of mortgage borrowers in bankruptcy.

Some of the borrowers allege that the bank attempted to quietly modify their mortgages so that their monthly payments would be lower — but the length of the loans would be...

6/14/2017 11:30:00 PM

In the month of May, the most expensive homes sold in Los Angeles County included record-setting deals on the Westside and South Bay. Here’s a larger look:

$85 million — Malibu

Music and movie mogul David Geffen sold his oceanfront compound on Pacific Coast Highway for an area-record $85 million....

6/13/2017 4:45:00 AM

Many San Diegans would like to own a home in the region they work in, but they often struggle with the large down payment.

Buyers are typically expected to put 20 percent down on a new home, about $105,000 based on the county’s median home price.

Gearing up for a new generation of buyers, San Diego-based...