NEWS ARCHIVE


  • Wiz Khalifa wants $4.5 million for modern Encino home
    Wiz Khalifa is shopping around his Encino home of three years for $4.5 million after updating some spaces and adding a basketball court out back. Read More
  • L.A. needs 90,000 trees to battle extreme heat. Will residents step up to plant them?
    L.A. City is relying on a network of neighborhood tree ambassadors and nonprofits to boost tree canopy in underserved neighborhoods. Will it work? Read More
  • The feud over Bill Gross' lawn sculpture has come to an end. There were no winners
    The battle between the billionaire bond king and his neighbors started over lawn decor and devolved into psychological warfare. It ended in mutual defeat. Read More
  • Affordable housing in California now routinely tops $1 million per apartment to build
    At least seven low-income housing developments funded by the state have eclipsed more than $1 million per apartment to build in the last two years. Read More
  • Architect to the stars Richard Landry sells his own Brentwood home for $19.5 million
    In an off-market deal, prolific architect Richard Landry has sold his own custom-built home in Brentwood for $19.5 million. Read More
  • Ernst Lubitsch's Bel-Air estate, an Old Hollywood time capsule, asks $20 million
    For the first time in 60 years, the Bel-Air home built for famed director Ernst Lubitsch has hit the market for $20 million. Read More
  • Help is now available for more Californians who are behind on their mortgages
    The state expanded its mortgage relief program to cover people who have missed payments in 2022, as well as homeowners with incomes up to 150% of their county's median income level. Read More
  • Lee Iacocca's longtime Bel-Air estate sells for $27.7 million
    In Bel-Air, 'Shahs of Sunset' star Lilly Ghalichi has sold the longtime home of late auto titan Lee Iacocca for $27.7 million. Read More
  • A 20-story tower. A liquor box with $100 bills. The first trial in the Huizar case begins
    Lawyers delivered opening statements Tuesday in the case against Dae Yong Lee, a developer accused of paying a $500,000 bribe. Read More
  • Op-Ed: My South L.A. home is for sale on Zillow. But I'm not sure I'm ready to leave
    Our house off Slauson Avenue could go for double what we paid for it. Yet my husband and I have dreams for our family — and this neighborhood. Read More
  • Betty White's Brentwood home sells despite potential buyers not being allowed inside
    Betty White's Brentwood home just sold for $10.678 million, over the asking price, despite potential buyers not being allowed to see inside the home. Read More
  • His crusade to house L.A.'s poor praised by Oprah Winfrey, Garcetti. But others have doubts
    A developer working to preserve affordable rentals in South L.A. and build housing for homeless people has won praise from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Mayor Eric Garcetti, who see his work as an important step in dealing with the city's housing crisis. But the entrepreneur's efforts are also facing criticism from tenant advocates. A look inside SoLa Impact. Read More
  • Home sellers are cutting list prices as more buyers take pause: 'The market is not the same'
    In a significant shift in the market, fewer homes are going into escrow, inventory is rising and sellers are increasingly cutting their asking prices. Read More
  • Harry Gesner, designer who created Malibu's crested 'Wave House,' dies at 97
    An untrained architect, Gesner was nonetheless responsible for residences known for their ebullient forms and their connection to the earth. Read More
  • Jared Goff asks $7.5 million for Hidden Hills compound
    Former Rams star Jared Goff is shopping around his custom compound in Hidden Hills for $7.5 million. Read More
  • How to make malls great again (or maybe for the first time)
    Alexandra Lange's accessible history, 'Meet Me by the Fountain,' looks at how malls remain relevant in part by going beyond the white middle class. Read More
  • In Bel-Air, a developer packages two mega-mansions for $77 million
    In the hills of Bel-Air, a spec developer is shopping around two adjacent mega-mansions for a combined price of $77 million. Read More
  • How one renter swapped his lawn for a drought-tolerant family retreat
    You don't need grass for a family-friendly yard. Garden designer Paul Robbins traded turf for a drought-tolerant garden and play area for his kids. Read More
  • Beverly Hills is getting an ultra-luxe hotel chain so exclusive you've probably never heard of it
    The luxury Aman hotel will be part of the $2-billion One Beverly Hills condo-inn complex, designed as a lush landscaped oasis with gardens largely open to the public. Read More
  • Bob Saget's Brentwood home listed for sale at $7.765 million
    Months after his death, Bob Saget's Brentwood home that he owned for nearly two decades has been listed for sale at $7.765 million. Read More
  • Former Dodger Adrián González lists La Jolla mansion for $16.48 million
    Former Dodgers and Padres star Adrian Gonzalez is asking $16.48 million for a sprawling Hamptons-style mansion overlooking the ocean in La Jolla. Read More
  • 'Workaholics' star Blake Anderson lists Hollywood Hills home he bought from Rob Dyrdeck
    Eight years after buying Rob Dyrdeck's house for $1.175 million, actor Blake Anderson is listing the Hollywood Hills home for $2.65 million. Read More
  • Why is Rams owner Stan Kroenke buying so much of Woodland Hills? SoFi Stadium gives a hint
    The office tower, plus a shopping center bought in March, are expected to become part of a sprawling mixed-use complex, with a Rams training facility, stores, restaurants, hotels and residences. Read More
  • The business of Rick Caruso: How a mayoral candidate amassed his fortune
    Rick Caruso has outspent his political rivals thanks to a fortune made developing high-end shopping malls and apartments. Here is how he accumulated that wealth. Read More
  • Scottsdale mega-mansion sells for $28.1 million, an Arizona record
    In Scottsdale, a 21,000-square-foot mega-mansion just sold for $28.1 million, making it the priciest home sale in Arizona history. Read More
  • Media exec Michael Lambert sells Billionaire's Beach villa for $19.55 million
    On the sands of Carbon Beach, media exec Michael Lambert has sold his Mediterranean-style home for $19.55 million. Read More
  • Babyface chases $8 million for custom Bel-Air mansion
    After nearly two decades in Bel-Air Crest, Grammy-winning producer Babyface is asking $8 million for his custom home. Read More
  • NBA star Ben Simmons shops around his Hidden Hills mansion for $23 million
    A year after buying a Hidden Hills farmhouse for $17.5 million, NBA star Ben Simmons has listed the home for $23 million. Read More
  • Does California have enough water for lots of new homes? Yes, experts say, despite drought
    Experts say there's plenty of water available for new Californians if the trend of residents using less continues and accelerates into the future. Read More
  • Why do so many L.A. apartments come without fridges? Inside the chilling mystery
    Why do tenants have to bring their own refrigerators to rent apartments in Los Angeles? Read More
  • 'The Northman' star Alexander Skarsgård seeks $2.6 million for Manhattan penthouse
    In Manhattan's East Village, actor Alexander Skarsgård is asking $2.6 million for a prewar penthouse built in 1845. Read More
  • How an aging Tudor's ADU reunited a family and brought them closer together
    The 1926 Tudor in South Pasadena was grandmother's for 30 years. Now the property houses three generations, thanks to an ADU. Read More
  • Public Storage billionaire wants $127.5 million for her Malibu compound
    Tamara Gustavson, daughter of Public Storage founder B. Wayne Hughes, is asking $127.5 million for her 3.5-acre spread in Malibu. Read More
  • Billionaire Ron Burkle chases record $29 million for Bob Hope's Toluca Lake estate
    Four years after buying Bob Hope's longtime home in Toluca Lake for $15 million, billionaire businessman Ron Burkle has listed the newly restored estate for $29 million. Read More
  • COVID eviction bans are lapsing, but other protections for California renters remain
    Evictions and rent increases still are limited in Los Angeles and many other parts of Southern California. But the rules vary from city to city. Read More
  • A poker player's mansion overlooking Las Vegas asks $3.5 million
    In the foothills of Las Vegas, poker player Chance Kornuth is shopping around his custom home overlooking the Strip for $3.5 million. Read More
  • Villa Firenze, sold last year for $51 million, asks $120 million
    It's a massive ask, especially considering there have been no major changes to the property. But in Beverly Park, all bets are off. Read More
  • Is your vacation rental in a risky wildfire zone? What you need to know
    Toothbrush, socks, charger — check. But do you have a wildfire evacuation plan for your Airbnb or other vacation rental? Read More
  • Column: Did you strike gold selling your house? Maybe you should share the wealth
    Depending on when you bought in California, Proposition 13 has kept your property taxes low while your newer neighbors pay far more, essentially subsidizing those with artificially low taxes. Read More
  • Pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck wants $6.2 million for Bel-Air perch
    In the hills of Bel-Air, British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck is asking $6.2 million for a four-story home overlooking Stone Canyon Reservoir. Read More
  • Ellen DeGeneres quietly flips a Midcentury gem for $8.8 million
    Less than a year after buying a Midcentury home from talent agent Greg Cavic, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have flipped the home for $8.757 million. Read More
  • Alex Trebek's Studio City mansion sells for $6.45 million
    Alex Trebek's longtime home — a Mediterranean-style mansion that the late "Jeopardy!" host owned for three decades — just sold for $6.45 million in Studio City. Read More
  • Adam Levine sells Pacific Palisades estate for $51 million
    In Southern California's third-priciest sale this year, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has sold his Pacific Palisades compound for $51 million. Read More
  • In Beverly Hills, a socialite's glamorous haunt lists for $4 million
    L.A. socialite Pat Montandon is shopping around her longtime home in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills for $4 million. Read More
  • Look inside 'League of Legends' creator Riot Games' L.A. home. It's cooler than where you work
    Esports giant Riot Games has grown into one of the region's largest office tenants as the video game industry evolves into a major economic player. Read More
  • A landslide destroyed O.C. homes 24 years ago. A developer wants to build there again
    Residents fear that a new condominium project could destabilize the hill and send it crashing down again. Read More
  • Angel Stadium deal fine print: 80% less affordable housing near ballpark
    As part of his stadium deal, Angels owner Arte Moreno paid $96 million to Anaheim to fund affordable housing projects elsewhere in Anaheim. Read More
  • Feds move to seize $63-million L.A. mansion linked to corruption scandal involving Armenian politician
    The 33,652-square-foot home in Holmby Hills was bought with bribes paid to a powerful Armenian politician and his family, prosecutors say. Read More
  • Buying your first home? See if you qualify for a 0% interest down payment loan
    A new state-run program, the Forgivable Equity Builder Loan, helps low-income first-time home buyers in California with their down payments. Read More
  • Furniture mogul Gary Friedman get $24 million for half-built mansion in Beverly Hills
    In an off-market deal, RH chief executive Gary Friedman has sold an unfinished home in Beverly Hills for $24 million. Read More
  • 'Shahs of Sunset' star asks $32 million for Lee Iacocca's Bel-Air mansion
    The longtime home of auto titan Lee Iacocca is being shopped around by 'Shahs of Sunset' star Lilly Ghalichi for $32 million in Bel-Air. Read More
  • Amazon expands in Southern California with plans to add 2,500 tech and corporate jobs
    Amazon is adding three offices and 2,500 tech and corporate employees as part of its Southern California expansion plan. Read More
  • A long-forgotten toxic dump site is raising new worries for this Los Angeles neighborhood
    State toxic substance regulators are being called to task for their handling of a long-forgotten dump site in L.A.'s Lincoln Heights neighborhood. Read More
  • Actors Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard list secluded Glendale haven for $2.5 million
    Married actors Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard are asking $2.5 million for their secluded cabin-style home in the hills of Glendale. Read More
  • Former Disney chief Eisner lists Malibu spread for $225 million, eyeing price record
    Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner is shopping around his compound for $225 million, which would make it the most expensive home sale in California history. Read More
  • Betty White's Brentwood home lists for $10.575 million
    Betty White's Brentwood home, which the late actress owned for more than half a century, just surfaced for sale at $10.575 million. Read More
  • New life for L.A. Times Orange County complex. Defense contractor, not influencers, benefit
    The Times' Costa Mesa complex, designed in part by William Pereira, has gotten a vigorous renovation. Instead of a planned mixed-use space, defense contractor Anduril moved in. Read More
  • Fashion executive lists Newport Beach stunner for $47.5 million
    Mike Gray, who spent decades as a fashion executive with St. John Knits, is shopping around his waterfront mansion in Newport Beach for $47.5 million. Read More
  • $1-million milestone: Orange County median home price hits seven figures
    Orange County becomes the first Southern California county to boast a median home price of at least $1 million. Read More
  • Madonna wants $26 million for mansion she bought from The Weeknd
    A year after buying The Weeknd's Hidden Hills home for $19.3 million, pop star Madonna is looking to flip it for $26 million. Read More
  • Is hybrid the new normal? Workers are back in person but only a few days a week
    Workers are heading back to the office in increasing numbers, with larger employers taking a harder line than smaller ones. Read More
  • Mortgage rates are rising. Will that slow our out-of-control housing market?
    Low mortgage interest rates have helped drive up home prices for a decade. What happens now that the rate for a 30-year mortgage has hit 5%? Read More
  • Aaron Donald gets more than he asked for Calabasas mansion
    Rams star Aaron Donald just sold his Calabasas home for $6.258 million, finding a buyer just three days after he listed it. Read More
  • Getty, Bradbury, Marmont, Lummis: The people behind the famous L.A. buildings
    It's just about Lummis Day. But who, or what, is a Lummis? Well, both — Lummis was a person and is the name of a house. In L.A., you may not know the names behind many landmark buildings. So here are a few important ones. Read More
  • Rams coach Sean McVay drops $14 million on modern farmhouse in Hidden Hills
    Rams coach Sean McVay has joined multiple Rams stars in Hidden Hills, spending $14 million on a modern farmhouse. Read More
  • 'Gimme Shelter': Should L.A.'s golf courses become affordable housing?
    Some state lawmakers are asking why there is enough space for golf but not more housing in Southern California. Read More
  • Column: The house was listed at $1.2 million. The sale price? Even crazier than you might think
    In places like South Pasadena, which has good schools and few houses on the market, bidding wars can send prices skyrocketing, fueling inequity. Read More
  • Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh sells Bay Area mansion for $11.78 million
    Jim Harbaugh hasn't coached the 49ers since 2014, but he's still wrapping up business in the Bay Area. Read More
  • Zedd slashes price of Beverly Hills mansion to $23 million
    Grammy-winning DJ Zedd is shopping around his custom compound in Benedict Canyon for $23 million, or $3.5 million less than his original price. Read More
  • What $500,000 buys in five L.A. County communities
    Bidding wars and supply shortages have driven prices to historic highs. Here are five homes listed below the L.A. County median home price. Read More
  • Matthew Stafford buys part of Drake's party compound for $11 million
    In celebrity-filled Hidden Hills, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford just paid $11 million for two neighboring homes owned by rapper Drake. Read More
  • L.A. loves to gawk at and fight about extravagant real estate
    The L.A. area has long been home to ostentatious houses. Pasadena had Millionaire's Row over 100 years ago. These days Bel-Air has "The One" and the "Starship Enterprise." Read More
  • Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Park mega-mansion lists for $87.5 million
    Movie star Mark Wahlberg is shopping around his 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion in the affluent enclave of Beverly Park for $87.5 million. Read More
  • L.A.'s Magic Castle is getting a new, preservation-minded owner
    The buyer is Gearbox video game mogul and amateur magician Randy Pitchford, who vows the property will remain the Academy of Magical Arts' clubhouse and performance venue. Read More
  • A snapshot of new state government efforts to tackle California's housing crisis
    Lawmakers want to ease burdens to first-time homeownership and set up a consistent funding source for housing construction. Read More
  • California's renter tax credit has remained unchanged for 43 years. It could soon increase
    California's renter's tax credit, created to help income-eligible residents who don't benefit from the tax breaks given to homeowners, has remained flat since 1979, never adjusted for inflation. Read More
  • Westfield malls go up for sale as U.S. shoppers find other places to buy
    The malls' French owner, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, plans to focus on Europe after unloading its U.S. collection of properties. Read More
  • Can my rent go up in Los Angeles this year?
    Most renters in L.A. are protected from rent increases at least until May 2023. Here's how to figure out if you qualify. Read More
  • Lloyd Wright's Derby House, a Mayan-inspired gem, asks $3.3 million
    Lloyd Wright's Derby House, a pristine example of Mayan Revival-style architecture, just listed for $3.295 million in Glendale. Read More
  • Lonzo Ball drops $7.25 million on a Sherman Oaks showplace
    NBA star and Chino Hills native Lonzo Ball just picked up a new property in L.A., dropping $7.25 million on a brand new home in Sherman Oaks. Read More
  • Rams star Aaron Donald is selling his Calabasas mansion
    As questions loom about Aaron Donald's future with the Rams, the star defender is shopping around his Calabasas mansion for $6.25 million. Read More
  • Mortgage interest rates are rising. If you're looking at adjustable-rate loans, know the risks
    With interest rates rising, home buyers may be more tempted by ARMs as a way to cut costs. Here are the potential pitfalls to consider. Read More
  • Touring an open house this weekend? Avoid these three things
    Open houses are a great way to get a leg up on other buyers. Avoid these three things to make the best impression and have an effective visit. Read More
  • After pandemic struggles, Technicolor is bulking up VFX business in Culver City
    Technicolor Creative Studios signed an 11-year lease in Culver City, housing all of its divisions in L.A. in a new campus that will accommodate 350 people. Read More
  • The Forum has a new name
    The Inglewood arena, home to the Lakers before their 1999 move to Staples Center, will get a new name, Kia Forum, following a deal with the Seoul-based automaker. Read More
  • Katy Perry hangs $19.5-million price tag on Beverly Crest estate
    After moving to Montecito with Orlando Bloom, pop star Katy Perry is shopping around her Regency-style home in Beverly Hills Post Office for $19.475 million. Read More
  • L.A.'s homelessness crisis boils over: Pain, confusion, anger and a congressional F-bomb
    Hundreds of people line up in South L.A. after an erroneous rumor of housing vouchers, putting an emotional Rep. Maxine Waters on the defensive. Read More
  • Betty White's Carmel beach house seeks $7.95 million
    On the coast of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the longtime home of late comedian and actress Betty White has surfaced for sale at $7.95 million. Read More
  • 'A bet on downtown Los Angeles.' Huge Angels Landing project wins key city OK
    Angels Landing, a $1.6-billion hotel, housing and retail complex that will change the city skyline, aims to open by the 2028 Olympics, the developers said. Read More
  • Column: Critics of tiny homes wail. But Eagle Rock village is better than tents and offers hope
    A parking lot in Eagle Rock has been turned into a tiny home village, with 93 beds in 48 structures. Read More
  • Most Californians fear not being able to pay for housing, poll finds
    The survey found that nearly 55% of Californians were concerned about being able to pay their rents or mortgages, with 26% very concerned. Read More
  • Jeffrey Epstein's infamous islands are up for grabs at $125 million
    Two Caribbean islands owned by the infamous financier Jeffrey Epstein, including Little St. James Island, have surfaced for sale for $125 million. Read More
  • Aerial gondola at Dodger Stadium sparks fears of accelerated gentrification
    The aerial gondola proposed for Dodger Stadium sparks fears of accelerated gentrification, and a lawsuit to stop the 'sweetheart deal.' Read More
  • Richard Neutra's Loring House, a boxcar-style gem, asks $8 million
    Beauty mogul Cassandra Grey is asking $8 million for the Loring House, a modernist gem built by Richard Neutra perched in the Hollywood Hills. Read More
  • The sale of L.A.'s biggest mansion to Fashion Nova owner is approved
    A Bankruptcy Court judge approved a $141-million offer by Fashion Nova founder Richard Saghian for the Bel-Air mega-mansion known as 'The One.' Read More