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  • Return of the Westside lefty

    Bill Rosendahl wants U.S. troops out of Iraq. No surprise there; in this overwhelmingly Democratic city, opposition to Bush administration policy of any kind is almost a given, and there's not much political risk to a Los Angeles city councilman in...
  • PASSINGS

    Trammell Crow Texan built land empire Trammell Crow, 94, a onetime accountant with no real estate experience who built one of the largest real estate development companies in the nation, died Wednesday at his farm near Tyler, Texas. He had Alzheimer's...
  • Harold A. Ellis Jr. dies at 77; co-founder of the Grubb & Ellis real estate company

    Harold "Hal" A. Ellis Jr., a founder of real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis Co. and one of the best known figures in U.S. real estate, died Monday of metastatic melanoma at his home in Piedmont, Calif. He was 77. Ellis built a small Oakland brokerage...
  • Kenneth Leventhal dies at 90; key figure in Southland real estate

    Kenneth Leventhal dies at 90; key figure in Southland real estate
    Kenneth Leventhal, a Los Angeles accountant who oversaw some of the largest real estate transactions in the country, died Tuesday at his Bel-Air home. He was 90 and had prostate cancer. Leventhal was a key figure in the transformation of Southern...
  • Donald P. Kennedy dies at 93; led growth of First American title firm

    Donald P. Kennedy dies at 93; led growth of First American title firm
    First American Financial Corp. was known as Orange County Title Co. and had only one office when Donald P. Kennedy, fresh out of law school, joined the family firm in 1948. When Kennedy began leading its expansion beyond the county lines in 1957, the...
  • Flocking from SoCal to Houston

    Lan Nguyen had dreamed of owning a house since she immigrated to Southern California from Vietnam 11 years ago. But she and her husband could never scrounge up enough money for a down payment, spending most of their paychecks on rent for a cramped...
  • L.A. and Orange counties are an epicenter of overcrowded housing

    L.A. and Orange counties are an epicenter of overcrowded housing
    Sixteen-year-old Monica buried her face in a pillow, trying to rest for school the next day, as the clock ticked past 11 p.m. Sleep was a battle in the tiny apartment. Hunched at the other end of the family's only mattress, two of her brothers played...
  • Newly Built, but Not Worry-Free

    Shelly and Jeff Comings could have handled ants, even spiders in their brand-new Riverside home. But when winged beetles drilled through the walls of the four-bedroom house about a month after they moved in, the couple thought they'd better investigate...
  • Pricing's Tangled Web

    Kathleen Shilkret guessed her five-bedroom Linda Vista house, with its roomy lot and inviting backyard, was worth around $400,000. By one estimate, she was $300,000 on the low side. By another, she was $50,000 too high. To verify her estimate,...
  • Sites Unseen

    The concept is tantalizing: Instead of paying a 6% commission to a Realtor, sell your house yourself on the Web and save tens of thousands of dollars in agents' fees. Dozens of Web sites, such as ForSaleByOwner.com, HomeSalez.com, GoneHome.com and...
  • When to Raise the Issue of Death

    Does a seller have to disclose a death that occurred on the property? In 1983, the California Court of Appeals ruled that a homeowner had the responsibility to disclose to a potential home buyer that a multiple murder had occurred on a property 10 years...