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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......
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  • Incentives, prices, fine print worthy of car lot

    Won-Ki Choi and his wife Janice had their eye on the Fairfax, Va., townhouse for some time. But the $536,449 price tag was much too high for them. Then they saw a newspaper ad from Ryland Homes: For two hours on a recent Saturday afternoon, the...
  • Slimmer sofas, chairs in demand

    After a decade of catering to Americans' appetite for large living with giant-size sofas, chairs, ottomans and tables, furniture-makers are starting to think small. U.S. home-furnishings companies for several years have seen growing demand for smaller-...
  • Builders rolling out incentives for buyers

    With the housing market looking increasingly frail, home builders and real estate agents are going to new extremes to attract buyers, dangling lavish incentives and slashing prices. In Boca Raton, Fla., Gordon Homes is offering to pay two years of...
  • New Home Sales Hit Record Low

    New Home Sales Hit Record Low
    WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the...
  • Cause/Effect

    Cause/Effect
    Some shrink when they see him coming. Maybe it’s the height, the silver hair, the intelligent, piercing eyes. More likely it’s the power of the stride, the determination in the walk, the purpose in the direction. And yes, the eyes. They call him Eli,...
  • Charters' competitive edge

    Charter schools -- public schools that have been exempted from selected state and local regulations -- are changing the competitive landscape of American elementary, middle and high schools. Some have had a rocky track record; some have been plagued by...