Mortgage broker rolls out another online way to assess what your house is worth

Do we really need another Zillow Zestimate-style online gizmo to tell us what a computer model says our homes are worth? Probably not. There already.. Read More

Economy is finally back, but where's the joy?

They call economics the “dismal science,” and a recent midyear forecast provides a good example. “We’re experiencing an economy that remains in expansion mode but.. Read More

Jared Leto gets his price and more for Cahuenga Pass pad

The sale of Jared Leto’s Cahuenga Pass home has ended on a high note. The Oscar-winning actor and musician last month sold the property for.. Read More

Singer Tom Jones sells L.A.-area home and parcel next door for $11.3 million

The Tom Jones home sale tour has officially come to an end. The singer-entertainer last month sold his Mediterranean-style villa and an adjacent lot in.. Read More

Redfin tries out 1% home listing fee for the first time in California

Real estate website and brokerage Redfin has launched a 1% listing fee for the first time in California, which could save home sellers hundreds of.. Read More

Prop. 13 property tax reform could boost housing affordability, experts say

With housing inventories at a historic low, real estate leaders are proposing to amend Proposition 13 to give homeowners a tax break when they sell.. Read More

New gated enclave to rise in Malibu after $50-million land deal

The sale of a storied Los Feliz estate and a $50-million exchange in sunny Malibu were among L.A. County’s priciest real estate transactions in June... Read More

Figuring out capital gains when an inherited house is sold. Spoiler: They're probably small

Dear Liz: I’ve have been following your responses related to the tax exemption on home sales. I understand that up to $250,000 per person of.. Read More

Hot Property: Right on schedule

The traditionally hot summer months for housing market activity are living up to their reputation already. Homes in all price ranges are selling quickly, drawing.. Read More

How to ditch vibe-crushers that could give potential buyers the creeps

Whether it’s an off-putting odor, kitschy decor or questionable artwork, a good real estate agent knows how to disappear such sale-killers for potential buyers without.. Read More

What $700,000 buys right now in Encino, Tarzana and Woodland Hills

Here’s a look at what about $700,000 buys in three San Fernando Valley housing markets. ENCINO: This three-bedroom home, built in 1949 and since updated,.. Read More

Hot Property: Bringing the heat to the real estate beat

The spring homebuying season may be well in the rearview mirror, but things are heating up in Los Angeles’ hotbed of luxury real estate. In.. Read More

Two Democrats call for scrutiny of possible conflicts of interest in Trump team's OneWest Bank inquiries

Two House Democrats want Congress to look into possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration’s handling of investigations into Pasadena’s OneWest Bank — a.. Read More

Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodland Hills is a power-shopper's mecca with outdoor delights

The development of the San Fernando Valley features more than its share of shady real estate speculators, above-the-law syndicates of the rich and powerful, and.. Read More

What $1 million buys right now in three O.C. communities

Here’s a look at what about $1 million buys in the Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach housing markets. COSTA MESA: This single-story, sitting.. Read More

Brand-new Sunset Strip apartments to become deluxe extended-stay hotel

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.. Read More

San Diego home prices in April continued to outpace nation, state

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.. Read More

Traditional home tours are becoming obsolete. Real estate agents are using movies to sell mansions

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.. Read More

$530,000: San Diego County home price hits new record

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,.. Read More

L.A. County median home price breaks record set during last decade's housing boom

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.. Read More

Hot Property: The housing market is alive and well

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... Read More

HOA Homefront: Can board deny privileges if homeowners aren't paying?

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.. Read More

Borrowers say 'stealth' mortgage modifications by Wells Fargo could cost them their homes

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.. Read More

Record-setting deals in Manhattan Beach and Malibu headline L.A.'s top sales in May

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.. Read More

San Diego company offers mortgage with 1% down

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.. Read More