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December 27, 2009
Listing details Location: 870 S. San Rafael Ave., Pasadena 91105 Asking price : $4.5 million Previously sold for: $1.4 million in 1990 Size: Six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-baths in 5,956 square feet plus a 646-square-foot guesthouse. Lot size: 1.26 acres Additional features: Four fireplaces, two stairways, air conditioning, security system, three-car garage, basement. Around the neighborhood: Through the first three quarters of 2009, 70 single- family homes sold in the 91105 ZIP Code, according to MDA DataQuick, at a median price of $900,000.
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February 19, 2013
Re "Home seekers edged out in Inland market," Feb. 17 On the one hand, it is truly heartbreaking to read that the efforts of qualified young professionals to buy homes are being thwarted by investors offering all cash, "some backed by Wall Street war chests. " On the other, it is absolutely revolting that greedy investors are so anxious to flip properties and make even more money that they are cheating the next generation of what they themselves are so lucky to enjoy: homeownership.
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BUSINESS
February 21, 2010
Because of technical difficulties, the mortgage rates chart does not appear this week.
OPINION
October 9, 2010 | Patt Morrison
Maybe the name "Sonny" gives you a clue. It's the nickname Hassan Astani chose from a favored singer, Sonny Bono, a scrappy underdog if ever there was one. Astani's dream downtown condo project, Concerto, has gone dissonant. The bank backing the project failed, the FDIC stepped in and the hedge fund Starwood Capital Group won the bidding on the bank's portfolio, including Astani's nearly finished $260-million project. Starwood now shares ownership with the feds, and Astani wants control of his project back.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2010 | By Alejandro Lazo
Prices and sales of previously occupied U.S. homes improved during the last three months of last year as low interest rates and a federal tax credit helped push buyers into the market, the National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday. The median price of previously owned single-family homes rose in 67, or 44%, of the 151 metropolitan areas that participated in the group's fourth-quarter survey. Sixteen of the areas posted double-digit increases. In the third quarter, with 153 areas reporting, only 30 showed price increases and 123 were down.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2009 | By Alejandro Lazo
Home buyers last month snapped up previously owned properties at the fastest pace in more than two years, a Realtors group said Monday. Home resales increased 10.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.1 million units in October from a downward-revised pace of 5.54 million in September, according to the National Assn. of Realtors in Washington. The October figure was up 23.5% from the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million units a year earlier. The last time the sales pace was that swift was in February 2007.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2009
John Lautner's Hatherall House Location: Shadow Hills Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,634 square feet Published: Aug. 2 Listed then for: $1,595,000 Sold for: $1.35 million on Nov. 18 Villa Allegra: Classic and modern Location: Hollywood Hills Size: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half-baths in about 14,000 square feet Published: June 18 Listed then...
BUSINESS
January 17, 2010
1557 Park Vista Way, No. 32, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $748,888 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,362 square feet Lot size: 0.23 acre (9,969 square feet) Features: Built in 2009, the two-story house sits on a cul-de-sac and has a living-room fireplace, a deck, a balcony and a two-car garage. MLS ID: T09101655 2111 E. Casa Linda Drive, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $585,000 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,898 square feet Lot size: 0.32 acre (14,070 square feet)
BUSINESS
March 28, 2010
Living large Location: 1700 Green Acres Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $9,799,000 Previously sold for: $3,485,000 in 1998 Size: 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in 9,200 square feet. Lot size: 0.61 of an acre Additional features: Formal dining room with beveled glass doors, wood-paneled library, four fireplaces, maid's quarters, butler's pantry, climate-controlled wine room and three-car garage Around the neighborhood: In 2009, 212 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code, according to MDA DataQuick, at a median price of $2,775,000.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2010
Because of technical difficulties, the mortgage rates chart does not appear this week.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2010 | By Alejandro Lazo
Prices and sales of previously occupied U.S. homes improved during the last three months of last year as low interest rates and a federal tax credit helped push buyers into the market, the National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday. The median price of previously owned single-family homes rose in 67, or 44%, of the 151 metropolitan areas that participated in the group's fourth-quarter survey. Sixteen of the areas posted double-digit increases. In the third quarter, with 153 areas reporting, only 30 showed price increases and 123 were down.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2010
1557 Park Vista Way, No. 32, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $748,888 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,362 square feet Lot size: 0.23 acre (9,969 square feet) Features: Built in 2009, the two-story house sits on a cul-de-sac and has a living-room fireplace, a deck, a balcony and a two-car garage. MLS ID: T09101655 2111 E. Casa Linda Drive, West Covina 91791 Listed for: $585,000 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 1,898 square feet Lot size: 0.32 acre (14,070 square feet)
BUSINESS
December 20, 2009
John Lautner's Hatherall House Location: Shadow Hills Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,634 square feet Published: Aug. 2 Listed then for: $1,595,000 Sold for: $1.35 million on Nov. 18 Villa Allegra: Classic and modern Location: Hollywood Hills Size: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half-baths in about 14,000 square feet Published: June 18 Listed then...
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