| Jun 16, 2011
As a blogger, Michael Gardner relies on a familiar celeb-tracker formula, lacing beauty shots with exclamation-pointed prose about the "super sexy" and "crazy famous."
But Gardner's drool-worthy subjects aren't people — they're properties....
| Jun 4, 2011
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale.
The asking price is "available upon request" on the Westside Estate Agency website, but local real estate industry sources place it at $49 million.
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:03 PM
Frank Calabrese Sr. would seem to have plenty to talk to a priest about.
The feared Outfit hit man is serving a life sentence for killing more than a dozen people -- a conviction based largely on testimony from his own brother and son at the landmark...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Westside compound that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had been leasing for the last several months has come on the market at $5.995 million.
Built in the 1990s, the west-facing property encompasses almost half an acre and...
| Dec 29, 2011
Despite the tanking of the housing market, posh new realty offices have continued to open their doors, particularly in upper-priced Los Angeles-area communities where agents need only a few sales a year to make a living.
"The high-end market is less...
| Dec 18, 2011
"America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel has put his custom-built Malibu place on the market at $7.25 million.
The Cape Cod-inspired traditional-style house sits on more than an acre with ocean views, an expansive lawn and a swimming pool with spa.
| Dec 31, 2011
| 1:29 PM
— The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...
| Jan 6, 2012
Like many homeowners, John Kennedy bought his Chicago condo when home prices were high. But when he got married and wanted a bigger place, selling his condo seemed out of the question because he owed more on his home than it was worth.
The solution for...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:35 AM
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor.
The farmers said the company's new contract was...
| Jul 15, 2011
During the housing boom, many real estate agents found it extraordinarily tough, if not impossible, to come up with even ballpark asking prices for their listings.
"Values were increasing at a pace we had never seen in this area," said John Duffy of...
| Jul 29, 2011
In the old days, if you were looking for a new place to live, you picked up the newspaper, looked at the real estate classifieds, put on comfortable shoes or gassed up the car and began a house-to-house search.
The Internet has made the job easier, at...