Stocks end day lower after report Fed weighed more aggressive hike in key interest rate

After an early slide, U.S. stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost and ended just slightly lower Wednesday. Banks climbed, but retailers, home.. Read More

CBS Television City expected to be sold to Los Angeles investor

Broadcast giant CBS Corp. has identified Los Angeles real estate investment company Hackman Capital Partners as the buyer for its storied Television City production studios... Read More

Hot Property Newsletter: Matches made in real estate

Among home sellers and buyers finding common ground this week are some notable players. Swiping right were a soccer great, a film veteran and a.. Read More

Real estate titan taps location tracking startup XYO to build blockchain land registry in Mexico

A local tech startup is partnering with real estate giant Re/Max to figure out how to use blockchain technology for buying and selling property in.. Read More

Zsa Zsa Gabor's glamorous estate among L.A.'s priciest home sales in September

A pair of transactions north of $26 million in Beverly Hills and the sale of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s longtime residence in Bel-Air were among L.A... Read More

Mortgage rates rise to a seven-year high

The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is nearing 5%, following a surge this week that put borrowing costs at their highest level since.. Read More

Hot Property: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip the home script in Beverly Hills

After spending much of the last year changing spots in Santa Barbara County, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are turning their attention back to.. Read More

How the right words in listings can boost a home's sales price

In real-estate listings, certain words (beautiful, captivating) and features (pizza oven, farmhouse sink) can swing a home’s sale price by thousands of dollars, according to.. Read More

Home title fraud: How it's done and how to protect yourself

As an FBI agent through the 1990s, Art Pfizenmayer investigated title theft. But it was rare then. Today, it’s a growing problem. In 2008 when.. Read More

Eddie Lampert's Sears plan would hand his hedge fund $1 billion

Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund has a new plan for cutting Sears debt. The main beneficiary would be Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund. Lampert, Sears Holdings Corp.’s.. Read More

Southern California home prices rise 7%, though some say the market is slowing

Southern California home prices kept rising in August, but sales fell as questions grow over whether the torrid housing market is finally cooling. The median.. Read More

New record: San Diego home price hits $583K

San Diego County’s median home price hit an all-time high of $583,000 in August, real estate tracker CoreLogic reported Wednesday. The previous record was $579,750.. Read More

'Autumn chill'? San Diego resale home price gains slow

Existing home prices in July for the San Diego metropolitan area increased 6.2 percent in a year, its slowest pace since January 2017, said the.. Read More

California Inc.: Trump's tariffs could take toll on holiday-season sales

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories.. Read More

What to consider when you're deciding whether to sell and move for better schools

Dear Liz: I’m 47, married, with one child in private elementary school because the public school option for our neighborhood is not good. We earn.. Read More

The pros and cons of moving for better schools

Dear Liz: I’m 47, married, with one child in private elementary school because the public school option for our neighborhood is not good. We earn.. Read More

Hot Property: 'Idol' Adam Lambert doubles down in the Hollywood Hills

It’s the latest stop on the real estate tour for "American Idol” alum Adam Lambert. The singer with the showstopping voice has bought a modern.. Read More

Developer Rick Caruso goes small with new Pacific Palisades shopping district

The heart of Pacific Palisades was choked with dozens of workers in hardhats Friday as they hurried to put the finishing touches on Palisades Village,.. Read More

Hot Property Newsletter: Now that’s entertainment

The deep pockets of the entertainment industry continue to shape L.A.’s real estate market. This week we’ve loaded up on actors, but have rounded out.. Read More

Non-banks are back and bigger than ever

In the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage lenders fueled the housing bubble by issuing loans to high-risk borrowers. But instead of.. Read More

After years of dramatic increases, rents are finally showing signs of slowing

After a remarkable run-up in housing costs that has crimped budgets, forced families from their neighborhoods and contributed to homelessness, it appears rent growth is.. Read More

‘Duck Dynasty’ co-creator Deirdre Gurney flies the coop in Manhattan Beach

Deirdre Gurney, a co-creator and producer of the reality show “Duck Dynasty,” has put the finishing touches on a home sale in Manhattan Beach. The.. Read More

San Diego leads nation in income growth

The national economy keeps growing and by at least one measure, San Diego is the nation’s No. 1 boom town. The San Diego area turned.. Read More

Top Sales: Futuristic home in the Hollywood Hills fetches $15.75 million

New and old trophies in Beverly Hills and a futuristic-vibe showplace in Hollywood Hills West were among the high-priced properties that traded in Los Angeles.. Read More

Tami Halton Pardee’s vision: homes for all

Tami Halton Pardee is on a first-name basis with the famous who purchase her homes, as well as those who can’t swing the rent on.. Read More