| May 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Pioneering O.C. Builder Edward “Ed” Akins dies at 88.
Premier Orange County homebuilder Ed Akins died Saturday, May 10th, 2014, in Newport Beach. Ed was a housing industry pioneer whose legacy of leadership, innovation, and product...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:05 AM
More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials.
"We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Costa Mesa's citywide effort to update its general plan continued Tuesday with a joint study session of the City Council and Planning Commission.
A majority of officials agreed that efforts to revitalize the portion of Harbor Boulevard south of Wilson...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:22 AM
A Huntington Beach Planning Commission vote Tuesday moves senior mobile home park proponents a step closer to keeping that age-restricted status.
At the same time, the decision doesn't prevent park owners from switching their communities to all-age,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
When 89-year-old Waunita Ohler had to make three calls this winter to her propane supplier for emergency deliveries to avoid running out, the Elkridge mobile home park resident knew there was a problem.
What she didn't realize was its scale: A national...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Orange County builder New Home Co. raised $86 million in its Wall Street debut, as the firm and investors bet on a housing recovery that has shown signs of faltering.
The company priced 7.8 million shares at $11, markedly below their expected range of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building.
The request to...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you.
The actions of the City...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Burr Ridge trustees recently signed off on a $17.4 million spending plan for 2014-15 that is slightly higher than the prior year's budget of $17.3 million, according to documents.
Trustees also have directed staff to make several changes in an effort to...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson.
Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Mark Lavitt, who has a degree in landscape architecture, is a Coventry-based designer, builder and developer. He envisioned Flanders Woods to be a community of “green” homes in harmony with the landscape. Passive solar designs combine with the...