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  • Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?

     Ballmer's Clippers bid: A Chicago appreciation?
    Steve Ballmer's reported $2 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers shows us sports team valuations are like the pricey palaces some of these pro franchises call home. The roof moves, sliding back and forth as conditions warrant. If the Clippers, whose...
  • Low appraisal holding up homeowner's ability to refi

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We have an unusual home (based on recent sales) in a unique community in Atlanta. We have had appraisals in the past (2008) for $1.1 million. After a difficult job situation, I have been in a great position for over...
  • Zillow forecasting future property values

    Zillow has developed a crystal ball. Rather, it recently rolled out an algorithm (you know, those mathematical indecipherables that rule the universe these days) that the company says can predict the value of your home, in dollars gained or lost and in...
  • Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling

    Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling
    Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings. But as the housing market rebounds and construction...
  • Letter: Whatever the reason, it's still exclusion

    Re. “Hills residents deserve gates,” Mailbag, May 14. In her letter to the editor, Ms. Pulvers acknowledges that residents enjoy driving up to take in the view, which the gates would preclude. Further her reference to “day hikers”...
  • Societal values reflected in the distorted mirror of Isla Vista killer

    One of the many disturbing elements of the Isla Vista killings is the mirror it holds up -- a distorted mirror, but a mirror nonetheless -- to the less admirable aspects of Southern California society. For all his demented way of viewing societal...
  • TNT Orders Dramas Starring Ed Burns, Jennifer Beals

    TNT has given series pickups to two dramas: "Public Morals" and "Proof." "Proof" is a supernatural vehicle starring Jennifer Beals as a surgeon who investigates reincarnation with the help of funding from a millionaire, played by Matthew Modine. Joe...
  • Every city in Broward posts property value increase

    Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the tentative tax roll today. We'll have more coverage to come, but here are the city-by-city increases in value, including new construction: CITY or AREA / PERCENT INCREASE Broward County: 6.4...
  • L.A. County's colorful, corrupt, backstabbing and bookish assessors

    L.A. County's colorful, corrupt, backstabbing and bookish assessors
    In endorsing prosecutor John Morris for county assessor, The Times editorial page on Tuesday referred to a few of the county’s more colorful assessors. How can a person with as bookish a job as tax assessor be colorful? Here are a few shades and...
  • Paul Greenberg: Europe remains Europe, more's the pity

    Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
  • Broward property values climb for third year in a row

    Broward property values climb for third year in a row
    Broward County property values climbed for the third straight year since the devastating real estate bust, in the preliminary tax roll released by the property appraiser Wednesday. The news was bright for all 31 cities this year, for the first time...