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  • Mortgage money, better selection of homes to ring in new year

    Mortgage money, better selection of homes to ring in new year
    South Florida home prices soared from 2000 to 2005, then plunged during the next six years before quickly bouncing off the bottom. But the market's mood swings appear to be over, analysts say. Housing settled into a more reliable investment in 2014,...
  • The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner

    The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner
    Marc Tavakoli has all the classic trappings of success: A law degree from Columbia University, stints at Manhattan law firms, a Beverly Grove penthouse apartment two floors up from a pop singer. He only hoped for such a comfortable existence growing up....
  • Real estate notebook: West Palm offices trade for $8.8 million

    Real estate notebook: West Palm offices trade for $8.8 million
    A six-building office portfolio in West Palm Beach sold recently for $8.8 million. General Electric Credit Equities bought the buildings at 2500-2581 and 2440-2478 Metrocentre Blvd. in the Metrocentre Corporate Park. The seller was Grover & Corlew LLC,...
  • Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live

    Work gets underway on stalled Fig Central complex near L.A. Live
    A skyline-altering retail, residential and hotel complex with three high-rise towers in the bustling South Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles is finally moving forward. Chinese developer Oceanwide Real Estate Group began leveling several...
  • LLC doesn't make getting a real estate loan easier

    Q: Good morning, I would like to know if an LLC would help me obtain a loan for single family home. Thanks! A: You seem confused by what a limited liability company (LLC) is and why you might need or want one when it comes to owning real estate. First,...
  • Kelly Osbourne Settles Above Sunset Strip

    BUYER: Kelly Osbourne LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2 million SIZE: 2,538 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Although she's owned a Robert Byrd-designed pad just behind the perennially chic Chateau Marmont since 2005, in...
  • How to deal with neighbors encroaching on your property

    How to deal with neighbors encroaching on your property
    Q: I live an old New England farmhouse and the property line between my house and my neighbor is an old stone wall. Recently, the neighbor told me he was installing a wood fence along the wall. He said he was just going to "move some rocks around" because...
  • VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers

    VA loan myths that hurt buyers and sellers
    Some home sellers don't want to deal with would-be buyers who plan to get a loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But those sellers could be shooting themselves in the foot. At the same time, vets who fail to look into add-on programs...
  • Investors find fewer bargains in Chicago housing market

    By one estimate, institutional buyers that acquire distressed homes and convert them into rentals bought about 9,500 properties in the Chicago area in a 32-month period that ended in August. With rising local home appreciation, though, distressed...
  • Tribune Media sells Port Covington property for $46.5M

    Tribune Media sells Port Covington property for $46.5M
    Tribune Media Co. said Monday it sold its 60-acre Port Covington parcel known as Sun Park, which includes The Baltimore Sun's printing plant, to an undisclosed buyer for $46.5 million. The sale — the second major land deal in the waterfront area...
  • Boards weigh several factors in deciding hardship exemption

    Q. I live in a condominium association and our declaration and bylaws were amended to restrict leasing to a certain percentage of units in the association. The number of units allowed to be leased has been reached, but there is a hardship exception to the...