Los Angeles Times

Tim Logan

Writer

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

  • Bay Area housing market throttles back but San Francisco still red-hot

    Bay Area housing market throttles back but San Francisco still red-hot

    Apparently, even the Bay Area's housing market is capable of cooling off. Home prices in the nine-county Bay Area grew in November at their slowest pace in two and a half years, with the median price of $601,000 up 9.3% from the same month last year. The number of homes sold dipped 9.9%. The new...

  • Home building slows in November

    Home building slows in November

    The home-building business is closing the year on a down note. Housing starts and building permits both fell in November, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Analysts had expected modest gains. The number of building permits issued dipped 5.2% from its six-year high recorded in October, while...

  • Southland home prices hit plateau

    Southland home prices hit plateau

    After a furious run-up in home prices in 2013, the Southern California housing market flattened out this year — setting the stage for slow but steady growth next year. The 2015 housing market could be downright normal by the roller-coaster standards of local real estate, industry watchers said....

  • Southern California housing market treads water in November

    Southern California housing market treads water in November

    As the year draws to a close, Southern California's housing market remains stuck in low gear. The number of homes sold in the six-county Southland dipped 9.5% in November, compared with the same month last year. The median price climbed to $412,000, up 7% from November 2013 but basically unchanged...

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil mortgages with 3% down payment

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveil mortgages with 3% down payment

    Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers and boost the real estate market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are launching mortgage programs with down payments as low as 3%. The move, targeting buyers with good credit but little cash, has drawn fire for encouraging the kind of risky lending that caused...

  • Airbnb touts its economic benefits as L.A. leaders seek to clamp down

    Airbnb touts its economic benefits as L.A. leaders seek to clamp down

    The debate over short-term rentals in Los Angeles is heating up. Two days after a pair of City Council members called for tighter regulations on the fast-growing business of "home-sharing," the industry's biggest player — San Francisco-based Airbnb — released a study touting its economic impact....

  • As L.A. weighs regulation, Airbnb touts its economic impact in city

    As L.A. weighs regulation, Airbnb touts its economic impact in city

    As Los Angeles City Council members launch a push for tougher regulations on short-term rental housing, the industry’s biggest player has begun touting its impact on the city. Airbnb, a San Francisco firm that helps people rent space in their homes like hotels, on Thursday is releasing a study...

  • Self-employed find it's not easy to get a mortgage

    Self-employed find it's not easy to get a mortgage

    Despite often earning higher incomes, self-employed borrowers have a harder time getting a mortgage than their salaried peers, according to a new study out Thursday. And as the ranks of the self-employed grow, that's hindering the housing recovery. People whose primary income comes from self-employment...

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