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  • China second-quarter GDP seen steady at 7.4 percent, recovery in sight

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy probably steadied in the second quarter with annual growth holding firm at 7.4 percent, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting that a recovery is taking hold as a flurry of government stimulus measures kick in. All but...
  • A bourgeois sport no more

    A bourgeois sport no more
    Eight years ago, Du Sha cashed out his chain of home-improvement centers — the first superstores of their kind in China — with a sale to Home Depot for $100 million. Today, with a net worth of more than $600 million, the former economics...
  • Associations: Directors must act reasonably to keep premises safe

    Question: As a board director of my homeowners association, I'm concerned about the treatment of our owners. A 90-year-old man who lives in our complex tripped on a large crack in the association's sidewalk. Many homeowners warned the board it needed...
  • Builders, lenders try new tactics to lure buyers

    The housing market's recovery has lost some of its frenzy, but dynamics still at work in the market — a lack of inventory, short market times and worries about mortgage qualifications — are creating opportunities for companies eager to capture...
  • Flipping into home design

    Flipping into home design
    The gig: Jeff Lewis of the reality show "Flipping Out" runs a Los Angeles design business. He has a line of paints bearing his name that sells online through Home Depot, and he's creative director of Living Spaces furniture, working on catalog shoots...
  • U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination

    U.S. penalizes lenders over maternity-related mortgage discrimination
    It doesn't get much publicity compared with other home mortgage issues, but it appears to be a persistent problem: Lenders and mortgage insurers allegedly delay or deny loan applications when a borrower is pregnant or heading for maternity leave....
  • Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all

    Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all
    Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh may be on the move after all. A real estate deal to move those two politicians out of a downtown high raise and into a pair of office park buildings on Maguire Road was...
  • Adult-only swim hours won't hold water

    Q: We live in a large condominium association that includes a pool. The pool is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because many children use the pool during those hours, some adult residents have requested that the board establish an adult-only swim for...
  • Real estate notebook: Apartments coming to Boca, West Palm

    Ram Realty Services says it's on schedule to deliver two Palm Beach County apartment complexes in January. The Mark at Cityscape in Boca Raton and Alexander Lofts in West Palm Beach will fill needs in what has become a tight rental market in recent...
  • Melanie Brown spices up Hollywood Hills West

    Melanie Brown spices up Hollywood Hills West
    Melanie Brown — also known as Mel B or Scary Spice from her days with the British pop group Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have bought a house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.34 million, public records show....
  • Shanghai trade zone shortens FDI restriction list without significant liberalization

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Shanghai government has shortened its list of sectors where foreign investment is be banned or restricted within the new Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), but the changes show only slight relaxation for foreign entrance into the...