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  • Former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz has huge equity in Bel-Air home

     
    Former KB Home Chief Executive Bruce Karatz, who is awaiting sentencing on charges related to the backdating of company stock options, has put up his Bel-Air home as collateral so he can remain free on bail. Karatz, 64, was convicted......
  • SolarCity and city of Lancaster partner to go solar

     
    Out in the Antelope Valley, the city of Lancaster is known for its aerospace connections, its annual poppy festival and its arid desert atmosphere -- for the time being. But soon enough, if the city’s colorful mayor has his way, Lancaster may be...
  • Green homes sprouting in Lancaster, Costa Mesa

     
    Forget McMansions -- eco-homes are shaping up to be a real estate trend. The latest glimpse comes out of Lancaster, where Los Angeles-based homebuilder KB Home has built a single-story, four-bedroom house filled with the trappings of green living. That......
  • California sees drop in home construction permits, rise in market supply in August

     
    In the latest indicator that home construction in California is suffering tough times, permits for single-family abodes in August dropped 12% from July. The 1,811 permits issued for single-family homes in the Golden State last month was a 19% drop......
  • New home sales remain at record low in August

     
    The sales pace of newly constructed homes remained unchanged at a record low in August, indicating continued weakness in the market for new homes months after the expiration of a popular tax credit for buyers. New single-family dwellings sold at......
  • Karatz probation sentence the latest setback for prosecutors in backdating cases

     
    The probation sentence handed down to former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz on Wednesday was the latest in a string of disappointments in the Justice Department’s crackdown on stock options backdating. The criminal investigations began in 2005, following...
  • Top homebuilders have a long way to go toward being green, survey finds

     
    The nation's top publicly traded home builders have a long way to go toward improving their policies and practices related to the environment, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, by Calvert Investments, a Bethesda, M.D.-based investment...
  • KB Home reports an unexpected profit in the fourth quarter

     
    Los Angeles homebuilder KB Home unexpectedly reported a fourth-quarter profit on Friday. The building titan delivered fewer homes than during the same period one year earlier and orders for new dwellings plunged. But the company sold properties at a...
  • SoCal housing market kicks off 2011 with a slump

     
    Southern California’s housing market kicked off 2011 with a slump. Sales were at their worst level for a January in three years and prices also dipped. The price declines, which were steepest in the Inland Empire, were driven by a......
  • KB Home launches MPG-like label for home energy efficiency

     
    Los Angeles-based homebuilder KB Home is taking a page from the car industry by slapping an efficiency label on all its new properties. Like automakers, who are rolling out a legion of electric and hybrid vehicles, residential construction companies are.....
  • Southland housing slump extends into March

     
    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......