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6/3/2023 1:00:12 PM +00:00

Los Angeles city leaders also directed staff to explore programs to potentially assist low- and middle-income families in paying to install and operate an AC unit.

6/2/2023 8:55:38 PM +00:00

Brad Pitt is accusing Angelina Jolie of 'secretly' selling her share of their Chateau Miraval winery 'to seize profits.' But she cites alleged abuse.

6/2/2023 12:00:51 PM +00:00

California lawmakers introduced bills this year to strengthen rules against high rents and evictions. Landlords and realtors are fighting back.

6/1/2023 5:12:46 PM +00:00

The 'Wave House,' an iconic Malibu residence built by Harry Gesner, just surfaced for sale for the first time in 36 years at $49.5 million.

5/31/2023 10:00:55 AM +00:00

California's property tax law means radically different taxes are paid on similar homes. There are better ways to achieve Prop. 13's protections for low-income and older homeowners.

5/26/2023 12:00:29 PM +00:00

Three months after the end of pandemic-era eviction protections, the owner of Barrington Plaza has initiated one of the largest mass evictions in L.A. in recent years.

5/25/2023 12:00:07 PM +00:00

Southern California home prices declined by more than 10% from the peak last year, but now the declines could be over.

5/25/2023 12:00:06 PM +00:00

A group of Black customers is suing Wells Fargo, claiming the bank slow-rolled or denied them loans based on race.

5/24/2023 8:17:49 PM +00:00

Tens of thousands of ADUs in California are believed to be unpermitted. Here's how to go about bringing one up to code and into compliance.

5/24/2023 1:00:31 PM +00:00

The state's major cities lost people between 2020 and 2022, especially in Northern California. But exurban boomtowns, including some Southern California areas, saw gains.

5/22/2023 12:00:45 PM +00:00

Beverly Hills voters will decide Tuesday whether to rescind the City Council's approval of an ultra-luxury hotel project helmed by French multibillionaire Bernard Arnault.

5/19/2023 9:13:33 PM +00:00

Beyoncé and Jay-Z just set the all-time price record in California, paying $200 million for a striking concrete compound overlooking the ocean in Malibu.

5/18/2023 9:00:14 PM +00:00

The architecture of big studios — Netflix, Paramount, Sony — represents a fundamental paradox of the television and motion picture industry: the smooth, reflective surface of the American superego, set at an increasingly uncomfortable angle against the people who create it.

5/16/2023 12:00:46 PM +00:00

Several hundred people weighed in on a potential new way to reach Dodgers games. Readers' opinions were mixed.

5/16/2023 12:00:21 PM +00:00

The proposed development in the Santa Monica Mountains is supported by a powerful labor union. Katy Yaroslavsky, the wealthy neighborhood's City Council representative, opposes it.

5/15/2023 12:00:56 PM +00:00

A 1,426-square-foot traditional home in Larchmont Village is now a 1,950-square-foot contemporary family compound with a pool, drought-tolerant garden and ADU.

5/12/2023 12:00:35 PM +00:00

The Mayfair Hotel, which housed homeless Angelenos for much of the pandemic, is now listed for $70 million. Mayor Karen Bass wants the city to buy it.

5/12/2023 12:00:06 PM +00:00

Fully permitted accessory dwelling units are so new, appraisers say, there's too little information to say with much certainty how much value they add to a home.

5/10/2023 8:46:06 PM +00:00

Just a year after buying a Beverly Crest compound for $75 million, rapper Drake is putting the home back on the market for $88 million.

5/8/2023 9:49:54 PM +00:00

Tenants of Barrington Plaza, a high-rise L.A. apartment complex, will be evicted to make way for the addition of fire safety sprinklers

5/5/2023 12:00:39 PM +00:00

As the L.A. rental market soars out of reach for many working families, one community wants to hold on to its low-cost housing.

5/5/2023 12:00:32 PM +00:00

After a white-hot March, L.A.'s luxury real estate market ground to a halt in April when Measure ULA kicked in, leaving the city with less money than originally projected.

5/5/2023 10:30:55 AM +00:00

The state still suffers from high rents and a disproportionate homeless population. But there are signs of progress in Los Angeles, San Diego and other cities.

5/5/2023 12:48:01 AM +00:00

California's population continued to shrink last year, but it built housing at a pace not seen since 2008, according to a state Department of Finance report.

5/4/2023 3:11:02 AM +00:00

The two plans were designed to spur the construction of affordable housing, while establishing new safeguards to prevent displacement of low-income families.

5/3/2023 12:00:21 PM +00:00

The DTLA 2040 plan would increase downtown's housing supply by up to 100,000 housing units. Some workers fear that growth could come at the expense of their jobs.

5/3/2023 12:00:13 PM +00:00

If you are searching for an apartment in Southern California, there are more rentals available than last year. Just don't expect a deal.

5/2/2023 11:00:42 AM +00:00

What I learned from my nightmarish Los Angeles apartment hunt: bring a tape measure, have the attorney general on speed-dial and "room with a view" is subjective.

4/30/2023 12:00:49 PM +00:00

Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is hoping his Dodger Stadium gondola project will become a reality, but his proposal is meeting stiff resistance.

4/21/2023 12:00:25 PM +00:00

County officials are investigating a boulder wall built on Oprah Winfrey's Montecito estate, which residents fear may reroute flooding onto other properties.

4/20/2023 12:00:46 PM +00:00

Opponents say there have been considerable environmental changes in the area since the project was first approved 20 years ago.

4/19/2023 1:00:29 PM +00:00

The skyscraper would bring 712 apartment units to San Francisco and become the tallest building in an area that is home to mostly two- and three-story homes.

4/16/2023 10:01:32 AM +00:00

My neighbor's siblings cashed in the family house in Frogtown's up-and-coming real estate market. How much longer can he call our street home?

4/13/2023 2:01:49 PM +00:00

The Federal Housing Administration is proposing to let lenders include future rent from an ADU when calculating how much a borrower can receive in an FHA-guaranteed loan. That would be a major shift.

4/8/2023 1:00:22 PM +00:00

California has put its down payment assistance program for first-time home buyers on hold, having committed all $300 million in just a few weeks. It's not clear when new loans will be available.

4/3/2023 8:47:31 PM +00:00

Brad Pitt just sold his Craftsman-style compound in Hollywood Hills for $39 million, one of the priciest sales ever in the affluent neighborhood.

4/3/2023 12:00:37 PM +00:00

The defect that can cause single-family houses to collapse has received little attention until now. Some California homeowners will soon be able to apply for grants to help pay for the retrofit.

4/3/2023 12:00:35 PM +00:00

A high-rise with two hotels and an over-the-top restaurant and bar scene will soon open by Arena in downtown Los Angeles.

4/1/2023 12:00:01 PM +00:00

The number of homes for sale in Southern California has fallen to start the year, a reversal of normal trends as high mortgage rates keep sellers on the sidelines.

3/29/2023 12:00:34 PM +00:00

One set of grandparents moved into an ADU, then refugees, and one day more grandparents may move in too. Their ADU is a symbol of multigenerational living.

3/29/2023 12:00:02 PM +00:00

Newport Beach has joined a host of destination cities in California moving to regulate fractional home ownership, in which multiple people own a small share of a neighborhood home that's used as a vacation property.

3/28/2023 1:00:47 PM +00:00

Officials have released additional information about the Cotino project — a 1,900-plus-unit Storyliving by Disney community in Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley.

3/25/2023 12:00:42 PM +00:00

Heirs of a Hollywood starlet have sold the storied gathering spot Off Vine to developers ... for a parking lot.

3/25/2023 12:21:20 AM +00:00

The winner of the $2-billion Powerball jackpot buys a multimillion-dollar home, this one in Altadena — not far from where he bought his ticket.

3/24/2023 7:05:26 PM +00:00

Small-space living is a big trend in Southern California. Get inspired by these local ADUs and learn how to plan your own build.

3/23/2023 3:44:32 PM +00:00

Mobile home parks are among the most affordable places to live in California. But oversight has left many residents at risk of living in horrible conditions.

3/23/2023 2:00:16 PM +00:00

New legislation in Sacramento encourages urban and suburban housing while discouraging exurban sprawl that paves over wilderness and invites fires and floods.

3/17/2023 12:00:50 PM +00:00

Los Angeles housing officials are planning to step in with immediate help to stabilize residential buildings that the financially strapped Skid Row Housing Trust is unable to maintain in habitable condition.

3/16/2023 12:00:40 PM +00:00

Murdochs plan $1.5-billion upgrade to legendary Fox Studio Lot — formerly 20th Century Fox — where filming began nearly a century ago.

3/9/2023 9:07:24 PM +00:00

The home valuation increased substantially when a white friend posed as the homeowner. The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount.

3/8/2023 1:00:24 PM +00:00

Massive turrets. Stained glass windows. Sneering stone gargoyles. We discovered the story behind the enormous castles dotting Burbank.

3/8/2023 12:31:26 AM +00:00

Powerball jackpot winner Edwin Castro dropped $25.5 million on a Hollywood Hills home shortly after winning the $2-billion lottery.

3/6/2023 1:00:31 PM +00:00

A decades-long landslide has reshaped a 240-acre part of Palos Verdes Peninsula known as Portuguese Bend. Rancho Palos Verdes is mounting a plan to slow it.

3/1/2023 1:14:07 AM +00:00

L.A. County's proposed earthquake rules would require certain older concrete buildings in unincorporated areas, and those owned by the county, to be retrofitted.

2/27/2023 1:00:53 PM +00:00

Historic movie lot in Studio City that was home to iconic television shows, from 'Gunsmoke' to 'Seinfeld,' is getting a $1-billion makeover.

2/27/2023 1:00:00 PM +00:00

Columnist Frank Shyong first visited Focus Plaza as a seventh-grader with his family. He sees the mall's renovation as a symbol of Southern California's changing Chinese population.

2/26/2023 1:00:46 PM +00:00

In an area where there is little undeveloped land and neighbors are likely to push back at new housing, some see the declining malls as ideal places to build.

2/25/2023 12:17:45 AM +00:00

Oops, it was just a misunderstanding: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' alum Kim Zolciak-Biermann won't see her home sold at auction over a loan default.

2/21/2023 11:42:29 PM +00:00

Mark Wahlberg just sold his French-inspired mega-mansion in Beverly Park for $55 million, Southern California's priciest home sale so far this year.

2/19/2023 1:00:35 PM +00:00

Falling mortgage rates and home prices bring some buyers back into the Southern California market just in time for spring.

2/19/2023 11:00:21 AM +00:00

L.A., San Francisco and other cities need massive private development to supply homes and reduce homelessness. That's why reforms like SB 9 fail.

2/12/2023 1:00:37 PM +00:00

Selling a rental property is more complicated than selling your personal home. If you're not using the proceeds to buy another property, it's going to cost you.

2/11/2023 1:00:30 PM +00:00

Data reveal that if not a buyer's market, then the Bay Area is a more buyer-friendly market. Homes are relatively cheaper — a pattern that may manifest in Los Angeles.

2/10/2023 11:18:47 PM +00:00

The San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant will close its location in the Ports O' Call Village in March. The restaurant plans to remain in San Pedro.

2/10/2023 4:19:41 PM +00:00

Rising led the development of the U.S. Bank tower in downtown L.A., the creation of Playa Vista and — nearly — an NFL stadium.

2/10/2023 1:00:03 PM +00:00

The flaws of non-ductile concrete construction are found across California, with many buildings having not been evaluated or retrofitted and at risk of collapse in a serious earthquake.

2/10/2023 11:01:00 AM +00:00

Officials should undo needless restrictions in 2021 legislation to help tackle California's housing crisis.

2/9/2023 10:28:54 PM +00:00

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry recently sent a letter to the city of Atherton opposing new townhomes near his mansion.

2/9/2023 7:22:09 PM +00:00

Mobster Bugsy Siegel was gunned down in a Beverly Hills mansion in 1947. Now that famous mansion is on the market for $17 million.

2/7/2023 8:09:29 PM +00:00

The state is expanding its federally funded mortgage relief program to help more Californians. In addition to reaching people who fell behind on their payments in 2022 and early 2023, it is offering to cover up to $80,000 in back debt.

2/3/2023 9:06:00 PM +00:00

Larry Flax, co-founder of the California Pizza Kitchen restaurant chain, is asking $48.5 million for his European-inspired showplace in Beverly Park.

2/2/2023 10:13:07 PM +00:00

Jennifer Lopez is asking $42.5 million for her Bel-Air compound, a private retreat with multiple homes and amenities sprawled across eight acres.

2/1/2023 9:32:06 PM +00:00

A proposed project in Baldwin Village would bring 800 apartments, including housing for low-income residents, above a Costco, as well as 400 jobs.

1/31/2023 1:00:18 PM +00:00

If you recently made that decision or are currently thinking it over, the Times would like to speak with you.

1/29/2023 1:00:38 PM +00:00

From yoga classes to musical performances, landlords are trying to woo back workers who left office space vacant during the pandemic.

1/28/2023 2:55:09 AM +00:00

Under the proposal, a tenant would have to owe more than one month's fair market rent before they could be evicted. It will need a second vote next week.

1/27/2023 10:38:16 PM +00:00

Longtime Angels slugger Albert Pujols is asking $9.98 million for his longtime mansion tucked in a guard-gated neighborhood in Irvine.

1/26/2023 3:24:56 AM +00:00

The Board of Supervisors voted to extend the pandemic-era eviction moratorium by two months, to the end of March. The countywide moratorium was set to expire Jan. 31.

1/25/2023 1:00:49 PM +00:00

In Bel-Air, a 260-acre piece of land that represents 6% of the neighborhood's total area is hitting the auction block with bids starting at $39 million.

1/20/2023 10:57:29 PM +00:00

The L.A. City Council voted unanimously Friday to dramatically expand protections for renters, underscoring the growing political might of the council's progressive bloc.

1/20/2023 1:00:34 PM +00:00

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has spent tens of millions on pro-tenant causes. Yet elderly and disabled tenants at one of its buildings complain they have spent months at a time without a functioning elevator.

1/18/2023 7:28:59 PM +00:00

A California law passed in 2021 was supposed to make it easier for homeowners to build duplexes, but few are taking advantage of it.

1/17/2023 11:10:19 PM +00:00

Kansas businessman Behman Zakeri purchased a home featured in 'The Goonies' for more than $1.6 million in December. Here's what he plans to do with it.

1/5/2023 1:00:50 PM +00:00

The California Civil Rights Department sued two landlords, alleging they discriminated against a Section 8 tenant. It was the first such suit the department brought.

1/5/2023 11:05:50 AM +00:00

Too many new buildings have too many parking places, by law. The city should reduce the amount of land devoted to cars, so more housing can be built.

1/4/2023 1:00:16 PM +00:00

After making a $325-million deal for the Village shopping center, Rams owner Stan Kroenke is set to develop a massive mixed-use complex in the San Fernando Valley.

1/3/2023 10:07:21 PM +00:00

County officials say the Bruce family has agreed to sell the Bruce's Beach property in Manhattan Beach back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million.

12/30/2022 5:46:19 PM +00:00

Per usual, 2022 was a wild year for Southern California's luxury market with hushed deals, foreclosed mega-mansions and more. Here are the biggest sales.

12/29/2022 5:58:33 PM +00:00

Vin Scully's longtime home — a two-acre compound in Hidden Hills dubbed 'Home Plate' — just traded hands for $14 million.

12/23/2022 8:05:20 PM +00:00

Lawyers representing the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. and the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles argue that the documentary transfer tax violates the California Constitution.

12/23/2022 1:00:39 PM +00:00

Earthquakes can drop in at the worst possible time. Jacqui and Shane McIntosh were about to sell their home when it was shattered by a 6.4 quake.

12/22/2022 7:35:46 PM +00:00

Mortgage rates are roughly double year-ago levels but have fallen from their 7% highs. That's providing at least some relief to potential home buyers.

12/19/2022 10:47:41 PM +00:00

After selling his Beverly Park mansion to Adele earlier this year, actor Sylvester Stallone is asking $22.5 million for his compound in Hidden Hills.

12/16/2022 1:00:46 PM +00:00

The L.A. City Council has voted to allow landlords to resume evictions Feb. 1. But additional planned tenant protections have not passed.

12/16/2022 3:01:44 AM +00:00

Beverly Hills developer Arman Gabaee gets 4 years in prison for bribing L.A. County official for a $45 million lease deal and other favors

12/16/2022 12:20:36 AM +00:00

Gov. Gavin Newsom's appointees voted unanimously to reduce payments to homes and businesses that go solar.

12/15/2022 1:00:37 PM +00:00

Eviction moratoriums and relief checks helped thousands of people avoid homelessness during the pandemic, a study finds. Its authors say the same measures should be used in the event of a recession.

12/15/2022 1:00:33 PM +00:00

Homeowners, developers and real estate agents are all bracing for the incoming mansion tax set to hit L.A. next year.

12/14/2022 6:00:44 PM +00:00

Hesperia and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department will pay $1 million to settle a suit alleging discrimination against Black, Latino tenants.

12/13/2022 9:23:06 PM +00:00

Betty White's former home in Brentwood has been demolished, the late actor's assistant announced on Instagram. The television icon died in December 2021.

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