Andrew Khouri

Andrew Khouri covers the housing market for the Los Angeles Times. Before coming to The Times he wrote about commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in history.
Zillow will buy your home directly. And it just brought the service to Southern California

A growing number of companies are looking to simplify and speed up the home-buying process by purchasing homes directly from consumers.

  • How I Made It
This apartment owner makes money by providing affordable homes

Daryl Carter is founder and chief executive of Avanath Capital Management, an Irvine investment firm that owns 8,000 apartments nationwide — both market-rate and affordable. About 75% of its units have some form of rent restriction and 40% of residents have a Section 8 voucher.