| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Craig Craft only sleeps on the left side of his queen-sized bed so as not to unduly muss it up. Most of the toiletries in the bathroom are unopened, high-end hotel samples. The closet hangers are perfectly spaced and angled just-so. An orange-mandarin...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Los Angeles Police Department's civilian watchdog is investigating the circumstances surrounding the agency's acquisition of a horse owned by Chief Charlie Beck's daughter, who is an officer assigned to the department's equestrian unit.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Inside the pillared estate on North Beverly Drive, after a television interview that lasted an hour and 20 minutes, Donald Sterling hoisted himself out of his chair. The Clippers owner and real estate mogul took a few steps before his knees buckled and he...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Crowdfunding has found real estate. More than a handful of outfits have sprung up to collect small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance their deals. One New York company is even selling stock in a single building in the nation'...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000.
At the center of a walled and gated lot of 2,325 square feet is a vintage bungalow that was built in 1912 and has been reworked into an open-concept pied-a-terre. The...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Word on the real estate street via the fine folk at Forbes is that Neverland Ranch, the Los Olivos, Calif., mega-estate where Michael Jackson lived in (in)famous, child-like splendor will soon be put on the market for an unrevealed price.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave."
In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:05 PM
After I wrote about where the new crop of Newport Beach council candidates stood on the city's controversial efforts to update the land-use element to the general plan, readers complained that the candidates danced around the issue, saying a lot of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The housing recovery looks to be losing steam. But that may not be a bad thing.
In the latest sign of a market that's plateauing well below its past highs, home prices in Southern California grew at their slowest pace in two years in June, capping a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: We've been offered enough money to pay off our current mortgage and net $250,000 cash from a developer who is assembling acreage to build townhomes.
Will we be subject to taxes because it's not a sale where someone...