| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Pending home sales remained essentially flat nationwide last month, indicating that tight inventory and high prices continue to weigh on buyers.
The National Assn. of Realtors said Friday that its pending sales index rose 0.1% in January from the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Home prices nationally posted their best year since 2005, but signs are growing that the housing rebound has stalled.
Prices in the 20 largest metro areas have dropped slightly for two months in a row, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index, a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District still has hundreds of school buildings in need of detailed seismic evaluations and strengthening to withstand a major earthquake, according to district data.
The Times requested an update of the school district'...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study.
But despite the higher estimate of methane...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Southern California home buyers continue to turn their backs on an expensive market with few houses for sale.
Home prices fell 3.8% in January compared with December, though the median price remained up sharply compared with January of last year,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Southern California home prices in January posted their smallest year-over-year gain in more than a year, as the housing market showed signs of slowing.
The median home price in the six-county Southland rose 18.4% from a year earlier to $380,000, the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Apple iTV? The iWatch? Bigger iPhones and iPads?
Rumormongering about such mythical products is a regular spectator sport for many Apple watchers.
But after the company said it could post a year-over-year decline in revenue this fiscal year for the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Existing-home sales in December rose 1% from the previous month to an annual rate of 4.87 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday.
The organization also reported that for all of 2013, there were 5.09-million completed transactions for...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — If you're planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here's an early spring buying season come-on that just might save you some money if you qualify.
Fannie Mae, the largest mortgage investor in the country, has a bulging...
| Jan 1, 2014
Thinking about selling your San Fernando Valley home? Don’t put your property on the market until you’ve done everything you can to maximize your resale value.
Know your market
First you should consider the state of the real estate market....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...