| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Bank of America: Lenient landlord? The bank is launching a pilot program that would allow customers with underwater mortgages to avoid foreclosure by becoming renters.
In its testing stages, the Mortgage to Lease program will involve fewer than 1,000...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Indications that the housing market is shaky but generally improving are continuing to roll in: February’s pending home sales – which represent signed contracts for home purchases – are up over the year but down from January, according...
| Apr 13, 2011
Southern California's housing market lacked vitality in March, a sign that the year could be a lackluster one for the region’s housing market as shoppers continue to sit out buying despite high affordability. The median price of a home in......
| Jun 29, 2011
Los Angeles home builder KB Home widened its loss in its second quarter as the housing market stalled and the company continued to suffer the fallout from the bankruptcy of a Las Vegas development. The company posted a net loss......
| Sep 23, 2011
KB Home's loss widened slightly in the third quarter as the nation's housing market continued to show weakness, though the company said orders for new homes increased....
| Dec 21, 2011
Los Angeles home builder KB Home posted lower earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as the company sold fewer homes in higher cost areas. But another development signaled some cause for optimism: New orders for......
| Apr 29, 2009
| 11:48 AM
Some shrink when they see him coming. Maybe its the height, the silver hair, the intelligent, piercing eyes. More likely its the power of the stride, the determination in the walk, the purpose in the direction. And yes, the eyes. They call him Eli,...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
| Feb 14, 2009
This wintry week surprised Southern California with shape-shifting clouds hitched to chilly wind, rain in the valleys, snow in the mountains -- just right for a cozy Valentine's Day spent corralled around the hearth, logs ablaze. Or is it?
| Sep 17, 2010
When it comes to new-home floor plans, the rules have changed.
"The rule is no longer 'buy as much as you can afford, and it will increase in value later.' It's 'buy what you need,'" said Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 8:16 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — A new mayor took control of the dais Tuesday night and outlined a vision of streamlined city government, revived commercial districts and a more technologically advanced City Council.
Mike Henn, a businessman who was reelected in...