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  • Several options are available for paying real estate commissions
    Several options are available for paying real estate commissions

    As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid — in other words, how the total commission pie gets...

  • HOA board could be liable for disclosure of owners' personal data

    Question: A past manager used to print dozens of nonsensical pages from numerous websites, pile them all together to make it look like she was actually doing something for a paycheck, then title it "Board Packet" and present it to directors before the meeting. This useless information was a...

  • Landlord must do walk-through inspection before tenant moves out

    Question: Last month I moved out of my apartment, and the landlord refused to do a walk-through inspection with me. He told me to just leave the keys on the kitchen counter. He then kept part of my security deposit for repairs that I felt were not necessary. Shouldn't he have allowed me a joint...

  • Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills
    Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills

    Actor Channing Tatum, fresh on the heels of his starring role in "Foxcatcher," and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have pinned down a house in Beverly Hills for $6 million.

  • Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row
    Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row

    Built in the early 1900s for iron ore magnate Lewis J. Merritt, Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row recalls an era of unprecedented wealth and gracious living. Within the English-style exteriors are wood-clad rooms showcasing American and European Arts & Crafts details.

  • CIT Group, OneWest Bank say merger would be good for poor neighborhoods
    CIT Group, OneWest Bank say merger would be good for poor neighborhoods

    The chief executives of New York commercial lender CIT Group and Pasadena's OneWest Bank promised Thursday that the planned OneWest buyout would be good for poor neighborhoods, while critics said the $3.4-billion combination would create a "too big to fail" institution with inadequate...

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  • Armenian village, painstakingly rebuilt, comes to life in Redondo Beach
    Armenian village, painstakingly rebuilt, comes to life in Redondo Beach

    The project started out as a simple exercise of memory: Tony Aivazian wanted a way to recall his hometown when neither photos nor the possibility of going back to visit existed. So he drew a map of Hajiabad — one of a cluster of Armenian enclaves in Iran dating back hundreds of years...

  • Ackermans' Midcentury style back in demand with book, film, events
    Ackermans' Midcentury style back in demand with book, film, events

    Prolific Midcentury designers Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman are the focus of a new flurry of attention. The Ackermans worked in a variety of media, including ceramics, mosaics, tapestries and woodcarvings, introducing items into the market starting in 1953. Evelyn Ackerman died two years ago,...

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Lenders begin easing requirements to get a mortgage

A closely watched index that tracks mortgage credit availability — lender requirements on credit scores, down payments and other key loan terms — has some good news for potential home buyers: Things are finally loosening up.

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