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Andrew Khouri

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Andrew Khouri covers the housing market for the Los Angeles Times. Before coming to The Times he wrote about commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in history. 

Recent Articles

  • Developer Michael Marini has big ideas for small lots

    Developer Michael Marini has big ideas for small lots

    The gig: Michael Marini, 49, is chief executive of Planet Home Living, one of the leading developers of small-lot subdivisions — clusters of townhome-like single-family houses that are only inches apart from each other. The sleek, modern developments have proved extremely popular among Los Angeles...

  • The next Silicon Beach? Orange County wants to build its tech community

    The next Silicon Beach? Orange County wants to build its tech community

    On a recent evening, a crowd of entrepreneurs, investors and tech consultants gathered at an office building near UC Irvine, drinking Heineken, playing pingpong and watching the San Diego Chargers take an early lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the socializing was just background for the main...

  • Fred Sands, once the king of high-end L.A. real estate, dies at 77

    Fred Sands, once the king of high-end L.A. real estate, dies at 77

    The Fred Sands name once adorned for-sale signs throughout Los Angeles’ most affluent neighborhoods, turning the real estate broker into a star in a land full of them.In the early 1980s, a then-upstart agent recalls being summoned to Sands’ Brentwood office, parking behind the mogul’s Rolls-Royce...

  • Target to open two smaller-format stores in L.A.

    Target to open two smaller-format stores in L.A.

    Target Corp. is opening two smaller-format stores in Los Angeles, part of an expansion in urban markets across the country. In recent years, the Minneapolis retailer and other big-box companies have expanded their offerings in urban locations, in an effort to serve city dwellers who previously...

  • Southern California home prices inch down in September

    Southern California home prices inch down in September

    Southern California home prices dipped slightly in September from a month earlier, as the housing market entered a traditionally slower season. The region's median price -- the point where half of homes sold for more and half for less -- fell 0.7% from August, to $435,000 last month, real estate...

  • Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

    Insurance start-up Oscar seeks to shake up healthcare through its app

    Imagine you can't sleep, so you grab your cellphone, open an app, type in "insomnia" and browse a list of specialists. Then you make an appointment with a doctor who the app says has a record of not just being the cheapest but also treating patients of your age and gender. Maybe then you fall back...

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