| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Housing starts in November surged nearly 23% from the previous month, signaling an end-of-the-year pickup in the housing market, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
The number of homes builders started last month reached a seasonally...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:40 AM
When I saw Olivia's mom gnawing her own wrist in Thursday's edition of "Scandal," I thought to myself, "Wow, how awful. I could never imagine doing that."
Just a few minutes later, as Olivia fell for Fitz's latest, ostensibly-romantic-but-actually-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left.
Building permits for new homes jumped 6.2% in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Building permits in October were up 6.2% from the month before, reaching 1,034,000,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday.
Los Angeles County’s...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The housing market's resurgence could jump-start one of Southern California's most ambitious but long-stymied projects: Irvine's Great Park.
Conceived more than a decade ago — and designed to span twice the size of New York City's Central Park...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Mitt and Ann Romney have kept low profiles since their plan to move into the White House fell through last November.
But recently, they’ve begun to re-emerge on the public stage.
On Monday, Mitt Romney was a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles has the highest poverty rate among California counties, according to a new analysis announced Monday that upends traditional views of rural and urban hardship by adding factors such as the soaring price of city housing.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Sales of previously owned homes rose in August, reaching the highest level in more than six years, according to a new report.
Sales of existing single-family houses, townhomes, condos and co-ops climbed 1.7% on a seasonally adjusted annual rate from...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The improving economy and booming housing market have prompted an unexpected result: More people are getting divorced.
It's not that money necessarily leads to unhappiness. Instead, the recession caused many couples to stay together because their...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:55 AM
New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures.
Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...