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As the housing market slows, builders are offering buyer discounts

January 11, 2019 |

As the housing market has downshifted, more builders are offering sweeteners to close the deal.

Companies large and small are paying closing costs, buying down mortgage rates and trimming square footage to offer a cheaper abode. Some are countering the high cost of a mortgage with a more direct…


L.A. Times – Business

US Embassy Seeks Buyer for 1.2K Toilet Paper Rolls

August 1, 2018 |

Anyone in need of a lifetime supply of toilet paper should get in touch with the State Department. The US Embassy in London, which recently moved to a new building from the one it kept for more than 200 years, is cleaning house of the usual office gear: tables, chairs,…
Newser

Buyer Was Misled About Home’s Violent Past, Judge Rules

March 13, 2018 |

A Vancouver woman backed out of her agreement to buy a $ 6.1 million mansion after finding out an alleged Chinese mob leader had been shot to death at its front gate, and on Friday, a judge ruled in her favor in the ensuing court case. The house’s previous owner,…
Newser

There’s a new buyer involved in Wanda’s multibillion-dollar asset sale

July 19, 2017 |

Dalian Wanda Group’s announcement last week that it would sell $ 9.3 billion in tourism assets to a rival Chinese property developer came as a shock, illustrating the sudden reversal of a company thought to have deep pockets to match its lofty ambitions. It’s move Wednesday to amend the agreement…


L.A. Times – Business

Bankrupt owner of Titanic artifacts seeks buyer, and director James Cameron may come to the rescue

July 12, 2017 |

More than 100 years after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, artifacts salvaged from the world’s most famous ship disaster are scheduled to be auctioned off.

But to get your hands on a piece of history, you will need to make a bid on all of the more than 5,500 items pulled from…


L.A. Times – Business

Just because a buyer has a criminal record doesn’t mean your HOA can bar them

July 1, 2017 |

Question: Over the past decade, our association has suffered from increased criminal activity. Some residents have criminal records, and although there is no evidence that these residents are committing any crimes, the board wants to make a rule that owners cannot rent or sell their homes to criminals.


L.A. Times – Business

Buyer, Beware: 5 Deadliest Cars in America

May 30, 2017 |

Just how safe is that car you’re driving? 24/7 Wall St. investigated to come up with a ranking of the safest and least safe car models sold in the US. The cars you’ll want to drive, and those you won’t, based on driver death rates:
Newser

How one buyer describes the Southern California housing market: ‘Insane’

April 25, 2017 |

The spring home buying market is busy this year and prices are rising, a result of too little supply and too much demand.
L.A. Times – Business

Does a condo seller have an obligation to inform a buyer about a noisy neighbor?

April 22, 2017 |

Question: We purchased a condominium in a small complex and in a great location for an incredibly low price because the previous owners had to move suddenly. Shortly after we moved in we started hearing strange outbursts of swearing and barking-like sounds coming from another unit close by.

This…


L.A. Times – Business

Woman From China Said to Be Mystery Buyer of Trump Childhood Home

March 29, 2017 |

Someone has agreed to hand over $ 2.14 million for President Trump’s childhood home in Queens—and an unnamed neighbor tells the New York Times she’s witnessed suited-up people pulling up to the Jamaica Estates home in black luxury SUVs and speaking Chinese since the secretive deal went down. She…
Newser