| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Lenny Goldberg has been trying to revamp Proposition 13 for nearly 40 years. And for nearly 40 years, California's landmark property-tax law has remained unchanged.
Goldberg's self-described success rate: "pretty miserable."
But he says that with a...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:04 AM
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,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:08 PM
A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to explore purchasing the property of a downtown apartment building that was severely damaged in a fire last year, possibly to be used as parking.
Part of the Da Vinci project, one of several downtown...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I am having trouble getting a mortgage for a new investment property because of the significant tax and homeowners association (HOA) burden on an existing condo I co-own with my brother.
I want to quitclaim my 50 percent share in the condo to my...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Emmaus residents will see a slight increase in their property tax bills next year, but they'll also get a reduction of about $25 on their trash bills under the borough's approved 2015 budget.
Borough Council, at its final meeting of 2014, unanimously...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Hunter Pence played his part in the San Francisco Giants’ latest championship run, but earlier in the season the outfielder made a play away from the field, buying a beachfront home in Newport Beach for $3.8 million.
The three-story home, designed...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:44 PM
When Diego F. Burneo started buying and renovating homes in 2011, he had to rely on cash to cover expenses, a restriction that slowed his pace and forced him to split profits with a family member.
But in November, the Anne Arundel County real estate...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Since July 2013, Boynton Beach Commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick has been pushing for the city to buy 4.5 acres of county land near Lake Ida so that it can be opened as a passive park for the public.
More than a year later, amid complaints from some...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Ari Albinder, owner and broker of Mizner Grande Realty, predicted the Boca Raton-based firm would hit $225 million in sales this year, easily surpassing the record of $214 million set in 2013.
Turns out Albinder underestimated just a little.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, known for her love of fixing up and selling houses, has listed her adjacent units in a Westwood condo building for close to $16 million.
Get out the road map and the moving truck. She bought the two Wilshire Corridor...