October 20, 1999 |
Southern California's housing market continued to make steady gains last month as economic growth once again combined with moderate interest rates to boost sales and prices. A total of 26,605 new and resale homes and condominiums sold in Southern California last month, up 6.1% from September 1998, according to Acxiom/DataQuick, a La Jolla-based real estate information service. Los Angeles County posted the strongest sales gain with an 8.
October 6, 1999 |
Martial arts master Jin Yong Kwon isn't knocked off balance easily. But even he was floored when he started shopping for a new space for his tae kwon do studio. Storefronts were so scarce in his Corona del Mar neighborhood that he resorted to knocking on doors for leads on possible vacancies. He's now paying 25% more per square foot for a studio half the size of his old one, where he lost his lease last summer.
September 21, 1999
Real estate experts will review the outlook for Southern California's commercial real estate markets and the top leaders in the region's commercial real estate industry will be recognized Jan. 31 at "The UCLA Extension-Los Angeles Times 2000 Real Estate Forecast: The Future of Real Estate in the New Economy." The conference will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and sponsored jointly by The Times and the Urban Land Institute's Los Angeles District Council.
September 21, 1999
The Real Estate Conference Group's Annual Apartment Outlook on Sept. 29 will offer a forecast, overview and in-depth sessions on all facets of the Southern California apartment market. The event will feature more than 40 speakers on apartment financing and development, real estate technology, apartments in downtown Los Angeles and economics. Registration information is available by calling (310) 285-5327.
September 18, 1999 |
Despite rising interest rates, the housing market showed new signs of strength in August, as both Southland home sales and the nationwide construction of new homes and apartments continued to grow. A total of 27,736 new and resale homes and condos sold in Southern California last month, up 6.6% from August a year ago, according to Acxiom/DataQuick, a real estate information service.
July 20, 1999 |
The Southern California housing market broke records in June, when the median price of a resale home climbed to a new high and more money than ever was spent buying such homes, a real estate information company said Monday. Led by rising prices in Los Angeles County, the median cost of an existing single-family home in the six-county region rose to $204,000 last month, according to figures released by Acxiom/DataQuick, a La Jolla-based company that tracks real estate transactions.
July 10, 1999 |
Flush with equity--and confidence--from rising real estate values, Southland property owners are fueling a new boom in home improvement and remodeling projects they did without for much of the 1990s. In the San Fernando Valley, post-World War II-era houses are getting everything from added sun rooms to high-tech kitchens. In Huntington Beach, modest 1,300-square-foot homes are becoming 2,300-square-foot showplaces. In Newport Beach, they're spending $70,000 on kitchen cabinets alone.
May 11, 1999
Here is stock information on 28 real estate investment trusts based in Southern California. Shown are the stocks' closing prices Friday, high and low prices for the last 52 weeks and current dividend yield. The current yield is based on dividends paid over the last year, but that may not be indicative of the dividends a REIT will pay in the future. Investors should research individual REITs before considering a stock purchase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1999 |
Just a few years ago, it seemed that people couldn't get out of the San Fernando Valley fast enough. First, the recession struck. Then the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Businesses and residents alike were packing up and moving on. But as the economy has recovered, so has the Valley's appeal, apparently. Last year, Van Nuys was the ninth most popular destination in the country for people who rent U-Haul trucks and trailers, according to U-Haul International Inc.--up from No. 11 in 1997.