REAL ESTATE NEWS

Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
Among home sellers and buyers finding common ground this week are some notable players. Swiping right were a soccer great, a film veteran and a “Real Housewives” star. Still casting about for that special someone is a “Dallas” mainstay and a retired NBA all-star. Our Home of the Week is [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 7:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
A local tech startup is partnering with real estate giant Re/Max to figure out how to use blockchain technology for buying and selling property in Mexico. The startup, once called XY Findables but now going by XYO Network, specializes in grabbing location data and storing it on the blockchain.... [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
A pair of transactions north of $26 million in Beverly Hills and the sale of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s longtime residence in Bel-Air were among L.A. County’s high-water deals that publicly recorded in September. Here’s a closer look. $27 million — Beverly Hills In the 600 block of North Canon Drive, [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is nearing 5%, following a surge this week that put borrowing costs at their highest level since 2011, according to Freddie Mac. The sharp increase in mortgage rates — to 4.9% this week, from 4.71% last week and 3.91% a year ago [...]
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 8:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
After spending much of the last year changing spots in Santa Barbara County, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are turning their attention back to L.A. In recent weeks, the entertainment power couple has bought a Beverly Hills home steeped in Old Hollywood history for $15 million. They’ve also... [...]
Sat, Oct 06, 2018 1:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
In real-estate listings, certain words (beautiful, captivating) and features (pizza oven, farmhouse sink) can swing a home’s sale price by thousands of dollars, according to research conducted by the real-estate firm Zillow. Crafting verbiage for a listing is all about making a home seem unique... [...]
Sat, Oct 06, 2018 12:30:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Los Angeles Times Real Estate News
As an FBI agent through the 1990s, Art Pfizenmayer investigated title theft. But it was rare then. Today, it’s a growing problem. In 2008 when title theft was still uncommon, the FBI posted a notice about this house stealing scam, telling homeowners what to watch out for. A few years [...]
Mon, Oct 01, 2018 11:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund has a new plan for cutting Sears debt. The main beneficiary would be Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund. Lampert, Sears Holdings Corp.’s chief executive officer, called this week for the underperforming retailer to stanch the bleeding by paying off certain loans — many of them... [...]
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 10:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source