| Dec 7, 2012
The easy way to shop for a mortgage is to compare interest rates or search for the lowest monthly payments.
But that's not the best way, and an awful lot of homeowners are paying more for a mortgage than they should be because it's hard to directly...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:28 PM
HARBOR CITY (KTLA) -- A real estate broker has been charged with three counts of grand theft in connection with a scheme that officials say defrauded clients more than $600,000.
According to Lomita Sheriff's officials, 57-year-old Mario Hernandez used...
| Mar 30, 2013
Donna Chapman wouldn't have found her new one-story house if she hadn't been searching for homes day and night on her Apple iPhone.
The retired systems manager was determined to return from the Boston area to move near her children and grandchildren...
| Oct 16, 2012
Madonna is selling her Beverly Hills estate, but she doesn't want you to know about it.
The sinewy singer is asking $28 million for the 16,500-square-foot, French-Normandy-style mansion. You won't find it, however, on the Multiple Listing Service,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A scam is sending e-mails to real estate agents, asking they call in with personal information because their professional license is being suspended, a state spokeswoman said Wednesday.
However, the Florida Department of Business and Professional...
| Aug 21, 2010
Five families from across the San Fernando Valley set up camp for three nights by the front door of Wilbur Avenue Elementary School in 2009, intent on getting a spot for their children in one of the best-regarded schools in Los Angeles. Others hired...
| Apr 25, 2010
For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks.
In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...
| Aug 6, 2011
Walt Disney's onetime residence in Los Feliz, the wonderful world where his daughters grew up, has come on the market at $3.65 million.
The two-story French Normandy-style house, built in 1932, sits behind gates on an acre with views to downtown....
| Jan 5, 2012
Q: A friend of mine told me that my Realtor should be able to see listings before they are publicly posted on an MLS website. Therefore, she should be able to let me see a home that will be sold before everyone else does.
My friend's point was that if my...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:49 PM
If you're a conservation-minded homeowner and you go to the trouble, and expense, of installing a high-efficiency furnace or a truckload of insulation or other energy-saving features, you'd probably like to get credit for adding value to the place.
| Aug 24, 2010
A recent column about kitchen flooring options reaped these pieces of reader advice.
From Janice Wolf: In the past year, I replaced my wood kitchen floor with a product by Congoleum (DuraCeramic). It looks like tile, feels like tile and it's not hard...