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  • Getting better financial data from homeowner association

    Question: Our board is very lax when it comes to financials. We don't get timely information, and the information we do get from management and our treasurer is so sparse that owners and the board alike don't have any idea where our association stands. Is...
  • If you barter with contractor, the IRS might want its cut

    Q: I am a plumber, and for the last few years business has not been good in my area. Accordingly, I have often traded my services in exchange for work that is done on my house. For example, last year I did a large plumbing job (for which I would normally...
  • Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments

    Colony plans $513.6 million in bonds tied to rental payments
    A major player in the burgeoning business of renting single-family homes is cashing in on its portfolio — to raise money to buy more. Colony American Homes — an arm of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital LLC — plans to issue $513.6...
  • Santa Ana won't renew contract with firm that made deal with mayor

    Santa Ana won't renew contract with firm that made deal with mayor
    Santa Ana officials won’t renew a contract with an auto parts dealer involved in a real estate swap with the city's mayor, who now is at the center of a conflict-of-interest investigation. Miguel Pulido is being investigated by the Fair...
  • Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

    Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district
    Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days. That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios. Worthe's real estate...
  • Oprah Winfrey buys Colorado acreage for $11 million

    Oprah Winfrey buys Colorado acreage for $11 million
    Oprah Winfrey has just given a shot in the arm to the Telluride and Mountain Village, Colo., real estate markets with the $10.85 million purchase of nearly 60 acres of land. The acreage, two contiguous parcels along a ski run, is in the town of Mountain...
  • While the seas rise in the Outer Banks and elsewhere in NC, science treads water

    RODANTHE, N.C. Coastal geologist Stan Riggs, who tracks the ups and downs of North Carolina's shoreline, needed a bullhorn to make himself heard above a roaring nor'easter that had toyed with the Outer Banks for two days. He climbed down from the ridge...
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • 10 tips for first-time-homebuyers

    With two daughters and a baby on the way, Carlos and Cinthya Jijon decided last year to buy a house for about the same monthly cost as a bigger apartment. But they couldn't find a home. Supply was tight. And investors armed with fistfuls of cash outbid...
  • Property values rise on zebra-mussel infested lakes, study shows

    Nobody wants to see lakes infested with zebra mussels. The little clam-like creatures have a reputation for prolific growth and upending the waters they invade. But from a strictly economic perspective, could their presence and their ability to improve...
  • A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights

    A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights
    The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions....