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

  • Housing expert: Smoother days ahead in 2015

    Housing expert: Smoother days ahead in 2015

    After several bumpy years, the housing market should continue to smooth out in 2015, one of the nation’s leading housing economists says. In his predictions for 2015, Zillow chief economist Stan Humphries said he expects home values to rise 2.5% next year -- positive territory but well below the...

  • Apps, sites aim to transform apartment rental listings

    Apps, sites aim to transform apartment rental listings

    For a long time, hunting for an apartment has meant wading through cryptic yard signs, inscrutable classifieds and frustrating games of phone tag. That's finally changing. Mobile-app start-ups, online real estate giants and even old-school local listing firms are gearing up to streamline the splintered...

  • High-end home sales are surging in Southern California

    High-end home sales are surging in Southern California

    By most measures, the housing market these days is a bit sluggish. Prices are flat. Sales are drooping. A lot of people are priced out. But not everyone. The high end is hopping. Luxury home sales in Southern California are hitting levels not seen in decades. The number of homes bought for $2 million...

  • Garcetti pledges to ease building permit process to boost construction

    Garcetti pledges to ease building permit process to boost construction

    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced a new permitting process he said could shave months off the time it takes to build something in Los Angeles. Restaurants, charter schools and major projects costing $10 million or more would be eligible for a new case-management program, a single point...

  • Barely 1 in 5 L.A. homes affordable to middle class, study finds

    Barely 1 in 5 L.A. homes affordable to middle class, study finds

    The bad news: Los Angeles County is the second-least affordable housing market in the country for a middle-class family. The sort-of good news: At least it’s not getting much worse. That’s according to a new report out Tuesday from real estate website Trulia, which found that a household earning...

  • Bay Area home prices cool off just a bit

    Bay Area home prices cool off just a bit

    Maybe, just maybe, there are limits to what people will pay to live near San Francisco Bay. Red-hot home prices in the Bay Area are showing signs of pleateauing, according to new figures out Thursday. The median price of a house in the nine-county region ticked down a bit in October to $601,000,...

  • Hitting Garcetti's goal of 100,000 new homes by 2021 won't be easy

    Hitting Garcetti's goal of 100,000 new homes by 2021 won't be easy

    With Los Angeles facing one of the nation's worst housing crunches, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city to pick up the pace on home building and add 100,000 new homes by 2021. But how? Hitting the goal Garcetti laid out in a speech last week would mean adding more homes in Los Angeles in each of...

  • Fewest first-time homebuyers in nearly three decades

    Fewest first-time homebuyers in nearly three decades

    First-time homebuyers aren’t buying homes like they used to. The share of houses bought by first-time owners is at its lowest level in nearly two decades and down sharply just from 2013, according to a new survey out Monday from the National Assn. of Realtors. Just 33% of home purchases this year...

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