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  • Rossano Ferretti: Maestro of the Metodo

    Rossano Ferretti: Maestro of the Metodo
    It's an incredible narrative befitting a new arrival in Tinseltown: From humble beginnings growing up in a tiny Italian village as the grandson of a barber and son of a hairdresser, Rossano Ferretti at age 15 leaves home on a quest to conquer the world of...
  • Pending sales of existing homes up to nearly two-year high

    Pending sales of existing homes up to nearly two-year high
    More Americans are signing contracts to buy existing homes than at any time in nearly two years, boosting the housing industry’s slow recovery, according to the National Assn. of Realtors’ index of pending home sales. The measure is up 2%...
  • Housing downturn is a jolt to upscale Temecula

    Housing downturn is a jolt to upscale Temecula
    For almost 20 years, they've been painting the town red in Temecula. Atop onion fields and grazing pastures, they've built a parade of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot houses -- palaces, many of them, with turrets and faux backyard grottoes, with six-car...
  • L.A.'s upscale downtown delayed

    L.A.'s upscale downtown delayed
    The downtown Los Angeles skyline is still dotted with construction cranes, but not as many as developers once promised. More than a third of the approximately 110 residential projects proposed for downtown -- including the 50-story Zen tower on 3rd and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Candy Spelling stands firm on $150-million asking price

    Candy Spelling stands firm on $150-million asking price
    Eight months ago when Candy Spelling, widow of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling, put her 4.7-acre estate in Holmby Hills up for sale, the $150-million listing price raised more than a few eyebrows. The 56,500-square-foot mansion remains the most...
  • Redfin announces sale prices in real time, uh, maybe

     
    The online brokerage Redfin announced a cool new tool for those interested in SoCal real estate prices. The Seattle-based online brokerage is now posting closed-sale prices and photographs for houses in a variety of big real estate markets as soon......
  • Commercial investors are expected to keep waiting for prices to fall

     
    Investors looking to snap up commercial properties on the cheap as the economy hammers the commercial real estate industry have been disappointed all year, and they're pretty bummed about it. Property values have declined on paper, but so far would-be.......