Jay-Z and Beyoncé land a $52.8-million mortgage for Bel-Air mansion

Jay-Z and Beyoncé may be worth more than a billion dollars combined, but the couple ultimately used conventional financing in order to purchase their first.. Read More

Maroon 5's Adam Levine falls for a new spot on the Westside

Adam Levine won’t be coming home to Beverly Crest anymore. The Maroon 5 frontman and his wife, model Behati Prinsloo, have purchased an estate in.. Read More

Hot Property: Hits and misses

Not everyone blasts it out of the park when it comes to making a profit on a home sale. The cyclical nature of the housing.. Read More

USC's massive campus addition features student housing — and Trader Joe's and Target open to the community

USC Village, the largest development in the school’s history, officially opens Thursday as the university strives to house more students on campus — and broaden.. Read More

Hot Property: Outta this world

It’s not every week one reports on a $350-million home listing. In fact, this is the first time we’ve ever been able to do that... Read More

Lender takes possession of Park Hyatt Aviara

Carlsbad’s luxury resort, Park Hyatt Aviara, has been taken over by its lender following a years-long struggle by its previous owners to repay debt that.. Read More

Single-family rental rivals Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes to merge

Two of the nation’s largest owners of single-family rental houses announced Thursday they are merging, creating a behemoth rental company with a major presence in.. Read More

San Diego homeownership slips further out of reach

San Diego was one of the most expensive regions for home buyers in California in the second quarter of this year, with just 26 percent.. Read More

The last frontier of homeownership?

There comes a time for most San Diego couples when they get sick of renting and, for the Whites, it came around the 40th birthday.. Read More

Kylie Jenner gives her real estate portfolio a makeover

After going on a real estate shopping spree over the last two years, Kylie Jenner of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has switched into sell.. Read More

Hot Property: Wait for it

The big real estate news out of Los Angeles is that rapper-magnate Jay-Z and superstar wife Beyoncé are in escrow to buy a mansion for.. Read More

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine buys Holmby Hills estate for $18 million

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has bought an estate in Holmby Hills for $18 million, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment on.. Read More

This Holmby Hills estate sold last year for $90 million. Now it's back at $180 million

Just 10 months after being sold for $90 million, making it the second-largest sale ever in Los Angeles County at the time, the historic Owlwood.. Read More

The 20% mortgage down payment is dead

For first-time home buyers, the challenge of coming up with a 20% mortgage down payment is often difficult enough to keep them out of the.. Read More

Deductions aren’t the only way to save on real estate taxes

The mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction are probably the best-known tax incentives for homeownership and real estate investment. That’s.. Read More

If you refinance a mortgage, when will you break even?

Part of the process of deciding whether to refinance your mortgage is figuring out when you would break even. Without knowing that, you may be.. Read More

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts picks up a new home plate in La Cañada Flintridge

Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a new dugout of his own in La Cañada Flintridge. The former outfielder bought a ranch-style.. Read More

How to get a reverse mortgage

A reverse mortgage is worth exploring if you want to use some of your home’s equity in retirement — and you plan to stay in.. Read More

How cosigning a mortgage loan can bring big risks

Dear Liz: I’ve been self-employed for just over a year. Because of disbursements from a recent divorce, I have enough money to make a 40%.. Read More

Lyricist Bernie Taupin is ready to record a sale in Santa Ynez Valley

Bernie Taupin, noted lyricist and longtime songwriting partner to Elton John, has listed his longtime home in the Santa Ynez Valley for sale at $4.7.. Read More

Hot Property: They really should just call it Kalabasas

It really is getting hard to keep up with the Kardashians. This week, Kylie Jenner — the youngest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner clan — sold.. Read More

Shares of online brokerage Redfin rise 45% in IPO trading debut

Redfin has many of the hallmarks of a “disruptive” tech firm. It pledges to transform the home-buying experience. It drives down costs through online software... Read More

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are about to become L.A. homeowners, if $90-million deal goes through

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are crazy in love with a Westside mansion, but are the longtime L.A. renters finally about to become L.A. homebuyers? After years.. Read More

Getting a mortgage approval could be easier than you think

So what does it take to get approved for a mortgage to buy a house this summer, whether you’re a first-timer, planning to move up.. Read More

Dustin Hoffman scores win in legal fight over $3-million deal with Paul Manafort's son-in-law

Dustin Hoffman has notched a victory in his legal fight over a $3-million investment he made with Jeffrey Yohai, a real estate developer who is.. Read More