Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Log In Log In Today’s Paper Real Estate | Empty Garages: The Answer to California’s Housing Shortage? Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBonnie Tsui Oct. 15, 2019, 7:23 a.m. ET “Steps from USC campus, a modern, newly built detached studio apartment. Full kitchen w/ brand-new gas stove, dishwasher. Washer/dryer, full bath, a/c, bedroom nook, ready-to-go entertainment hookups. Scandinavian design appeal. Walking distance to L.A. Metro. $1,400/month.” A dream Los Angeles rental listing? At 20 percent below market, in a neighborhood where the alternative is a 70-year-old building with a coin-operated laundry? It’s not reality yet, but it will be soon. Construction will begin this month on 20 to 30 units fitting this description through an innovative development effort that focuses on converting … [Read more...] about Empty Garages: The Answer to California’s Housing Shortage?
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Lynn Elber and Lindsey Bahr, Ap Entertainment Writers Updated 6:54 am PDT, Sunday, July 28, 2019 FILE - This Jan. 7, 2018 file photo shows Octavia Spencer, left, and Jessica Chastain at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spencer opened Chastain's eyes to pay disparity for women of color, the African-American actress said during a Sundance Film Festival panel last year. Chastain vowed to make things right on her film and the result, Spencer said, was an increase of five times in what she'd expected. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - This Jan. 7, 2018 file photo shows Octavia Spencer, left, and Jessica Chastain at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spencer opened Chastain's eyes to pay disparity for women of ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Actresses of color make equal-pay quest a group effort
By Jeff Lazerson | [email protected] | MortgageGrader.com PUBLISHED: July 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm | UPDATED: July 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm First of two parts I got a plethora of responses to my April 28 column about a lack of competition for real estate loans to Laguna Woods co-op owners. Column recap: The senior residence community of Laguna Woods includes fee-simple condos and more than 6,300 co-operative or co-op housing. Unlike fee-simple condos, co-op buyers purchase a share in the co-op corporation, but don’t directly own the real estate they live in. Several local real estate settlement service providers told me National Cooperative Bank, or NCB, was the only Laguna Woods approved co-op lender for the past 10 years. Data from Black Knight Inc. indicated NCB funded 99.4% (940 of 946) of all Laguna Woods institutional co-op mortgages over the past decade. I compared NCB’s mortgage rates with a local co-op lender (not Laguna Woods approved) and found NCB to be 1.5% … [Read more...] about Laguna Woods disputes co-op lending monopoly
Andrew Oxford, Associated Press Updated 5:38 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. As Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. faces bankruptcy following billions of dollars in claims from catastrophic wildfires, some cities are exploring buying pieces of the utility's assets to run parts of the power system on their own. less FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. As Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. faces bankruptcy following billions of ... more Photo: Ben Margot, AP Photo: Ben Margot, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE - … [Read more...] about California cities say bill harms plans for public utilities
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: June 3, 2019 at 8:30 am | UPDATED: June 3, 2019 at 8:31 am Placentia is home to a new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, which opened May 30 at 1820 North Placentia Ave. The grocery store, known as a treasure hunt or TJMaxx of the supermarket world, has created 29 new jobs for the city. The independent owner-operators are Thoa Nguyen and Ngoc Vu. “We are thrilled to open a Grocery Outlet here in Placentia and bring the community a simple way to save money on their groceries,” said Thoa and Ngoc in a statement. The Emeryville-based chain buys bulk overstock items and sells the goods in its stores at deep discounts. While the store sells traditional meat and produce of any grocery store, the deep discounts are often found in the wine and spirits department, snacks and prepared food items. There are 11 Grocery Outlets now in Orange County. Karma looks to double sales Irvine-based Karma Automotive is ramping up its sales efforts with plans to launch … [Read more...] about Status Update: Grocery Outlet opens in Placentia