| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Even though South Florida homesellers still carry most of the negotiating power, they are still making mistakes that can ruin or delay deals.
One of the most common, real estate agents say, is skimping on the standard 6 percent commission.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Earlier this month, incumbent Howard County Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane announced his intention to run for re-election in 2014. Which begs an important question: What exactly does a register of wills do?
As might be inferred from his title,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Southern California home buyers have apparently had their fill of bidding wars, home shortages and double-digit price hikes.
For the third straight month, the median home price across the Southland stayed essentially flat, at $382,000. The September...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:24 PM
With its acquisition of some of the tallest skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles finally complete, New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc. is now the dominant office landlord in the city's financial district.
Brookfield completed its purchase of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:51 PM
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth?
Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a decade of delays, a $100-million real estate development in the heart of Chinatown is getting underway as the changing neighborhood catches a wave of investment sweeping through downtown Los Angeles.
Work began this month on the Blossom Plaza...
| Oct 13, 2013
"Robotic parking" might conjure up images of a far-off future. Wes Guckert is trying to make it a lot more common now.
Also known as automated parking garages, such facilities are the vehicle version of a high-tech warehouse: Hydraulic lifters "park" the...
| Oct 11, 2013
Money, money, money.
The buying habits of the people who have it are analyzed endlessly, for obvious reasons — and few business sectors outdo the studious zeal of the real estate industry, judging from the mounds of data that regularly pile up...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The mild weather and cool temperatures of October make it one of the busiest months for rock climbing guides Seth Zaharias and his wife, Sabra Purdy.
This time of year they're usually leading climbers up massive boulders and sheer canyons in Joshua Tree...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Maryland's largest distributor of wine and spirits is moving its headquarters to White Marsh, taking more than 500 jobs from Anne Arundel to Baltimore County.
Baltimore County officials said Wednesday that Reliable Churchill will consolidate its...
| Oct 4, 2013
Q: I live in a high-rise condominium. Our seven-person board decided to terminate our garage staff to go to self-park without input from the unit owners. Many unit owners believe there will be adverse repercussions. Is there anything the unit owners can...