Shopping mall giant Westfield being sold to French real estate firm in $16-billion deal

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.. Read More

Recession could be coming, says chamber economist

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.. Read More

Will San Diego finally adopt regulations legalizing Airbnb rentals?

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.. Read More

How to find your way out of difficult financial circumstances

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.. Read More

LeBron James' $23-million purchase among L.A.'s priciest home sales in November

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.. Read More

Tax bill's impact on San Diego: Lots of downsides

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.. Read More

Housing forecast 2018: More money for renters, inventory low

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.. Read More

Californians might retain a state and local income tax deduction — but with limits

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

How the Senate tax plan affects San Diego housing

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.. Read More

Special report: Can we build our way out of the housing crisis?

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: -.. Read More

'Real Housewife' Kyle Richards puts a $7-million price tag on elegant Bel-Air estate

Kyle Richards, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her husband, Los Angeles-based real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, are seeking a buyer or.. Read More

Former Angel Garret Anderson sells his home base in Irvine for $9.6 million

Garret Anderson, the former slugging outfielder for the Angels and Dodgers, has parted ways with his personal dugout in Irvine. He’s sold his estate in.. Read More

Consumer confidence high in San Diego County

The San Diego County economy had a strong start to the fall, led by consumer confidence and low unemployment, said a monthly study from the.. Read More

Got $529,750 for a San Diego house?

The San Diego County median home price was $529,750 in October, a steady decrease from its peak this summer, real estate tracker CoreLogic reported Wednesday... Read More

Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in October

Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in October from a year earlier, while sales jumped 3.6%, according to a new report out Wednesday from researcher.. Read More

Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities slash home prices as the holidays approach

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. In Montecito, Ellen DeGeneres and wife.. Read More

San Diego home price increases among highest in nation

San Diego was among the top three cities in the U.S. with the biggest annual home price increases in September, said a key real estate.. Read More

How would tax reform affect you? We need your help to find out

Big changes could be coming for the nation’s tax code, from revised income tax brackets and a cap on the deduction for mortgage interest payments.. Read More

U.S. home sales rise at fastest pace in a decade, causing a surge in prices

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2% monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of.. Read More

Vacant Santa Monica Sears getting a second life with a $50-million makeover

The vacant Sears department store in downtown Santa Monica is poised for an extreme makeover that will turn the former down-to-earth purveyor of general merchandise.. Read More

How to sort out the taxes when you sell your house

Dear Liz: I am trying to understand the capital gains tax exemption as it applies to the sale of a house. If I have no.. Read More

DreamWorks' Glendale campus sold to South Korean investors for $290 million

DreamWorks Animation’s luxurious Tuscany-style campus in Glendale has sold for $290 million to a partnership led by South Korean investors. The animation company, acquired last.. Read More

U.S. home construction reaches strongest pace in a year, but falls in the West

Construction of new homes in the United States climbed 13.7% in October, the biggest jump in a year, as builders broke ground on more apartments.. Read More

Rock icon Sammy Hagar ready to part with his piece of Hawaiian paradise

Following an exhausting Van Halen world tour in 1995, musician Sammy Hagar wanted nothing more than to spend a week relaxing in Hawaii. One week.. Read More

Will San Diegans benefit from proposed federal tax plan?

Question: Would San Diegans, on balance, benefit from the proposed federal income tax changes? Phil Blair, Manpower NO. As the legislation currently stands San Diegans.. Read More