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Tim Logan

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Tim Logan left the Los Angeles Times in 2015; he previously covered housing and residential real estate. He joined The Times after seven years as a business writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he covered urban development, the regional economy and the beer industry, among other things. He has also worked at newspapers in New York and Indiana and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. 

Recent Articles

  • At Airbnb, growth brings scrutiny, regulation

    At Airbnb, growth brings scrutiny, regulation

    Airbnb started with three air mattresses on the floor of a San Francisco apartment. Seven years later, it's worth as much as Marriott. The short-term rental giant, which connects travelers with spare bedrooms or entire homes, has raised enough investor money to value the company at $20 billion....

  • Pending home sales hit highest point in nearly nine years

    Pending home sales hit highest point in nearly nine years

    The housing market's strong spring appears to be rolling on. The National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday that its index of pending home sales climbed for the fourth straight month to its highest level in nearly nine years in April. The measure of houses that are in contract but not yet closed...

  • In stadium financing game, Goldman Sachs dominates

    In stadium financing game, Goldman Sachs dominates

    When San Diego Chargers executives needed help raising $1.7 billion for a football stadium in Carson, they turned to the professionals: Goldman Sachs. The giant investment bank has become a major player in the high-stakes stadium financing game, crafting 30 deals with pro teams in the last decade....

  • Sales of existing homes cool off again in April amid tight supply

    Sales of existing homes cool off again in April amid tight supply

    The U.S. housing market's stop-and-start recovery slowed again in April as home sales dipped. Sales of previously owned homes fell 3.3% in the month, according to figures released Thursday by the National Assn. of Realtors. The median price climbed 8.9% compared with a year ago, the 38th consecutive...

  • SoCal home sales, prices show gains

    SoCal home sales, prices show gains

    Southern California home prices and sales climbed in April for the second straight month after a period of stagnation.The gains, however, may signal a tough summer ahead for buyers, who face a dwindling supply of homes in most areas.The price and sales gains in April, reported Tuesday by real estate...

  • L.A. could be a winner in debate over funding for St. Louis stadium

    L.A. could be a winner in debate over funding for St. Louis stadium

    As St. Louis works to keep up in the NFL's fast-moving relocation derby, a debate is brewing over how much say taxpayers should have over the use of their money for a new football stadium. Nine of St. Louis' 28 aldermen signed a letter Friday calling for a public vote before any city tax money...

  • Can Santa Monica — or anyplace else — enforce a ban on short-term rentals?

    Can Santa Monica — or anyplace else — enforce a ban on short-term rentals?

    Santa Monica has thrust itself into the national uproar over short-term rentals with the most aggressive crackdown yet. City officials have explicitly outlawed rentals of less than 30 days. The law allows so-called home-sharing, such as renting a spare room, but hits hosts with licensing requirements...

  • Q&A: How new Santa Monica law affects rentals, Airbnb

    Q&A: How new Santa Monica law affects rentals, Airbnb

    Santa Monica’s City Council passed one of the most restrictive laws in the nation on short-term rentals Tuesday night. Or, more accurately, the council promised to enforce laws that are already on the books, but are largely ignored. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened, and why: What does the...

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