Real Estate

Is “deal or no deal” a popular refrain from a successful game show or is it the voice of real estate investors who are growing concerned about the potential repeal of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code?   A recent read of the Biden/Harris tax plan reveals a $4 trillion tax hike, and one
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There’s more executive turmoil swirling at Better.com, one of the mortgage industry’s hottest new startups, and it’s hitting just days after reports that SoftBank is investing $500 million of new funding that values the business at $6 billion. Elana Knoller, Better’s chief product officer, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of bullying and
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Dig deep enough through the history of almost any Los Angeles home and you’ll likely come across a tie to Hollywood—whether it’s as an owner, former resident, house-flipper, or guest. This classic residence in the Spaulding Square neighborhood of Los Angeles has twice been home to showbiz types. Seven years ago, director-turned-period renovator/designer Steven Antin
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Heavy competition in today’s pricey housing market has sidelined some first-time buyers, especially in major metropolitan areas. These buyers usually make up about 40% of the market, but now it’s less than a third, according to the National Association of Realtors. The majority are millennials, aged 25-34. There is still hope for homeownership, however. While
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Much like Beverly Hills in Los Angeles or Tribeca in New York, the eastern Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala is famous for the affluence of its residents. Billionaires, celebrities and business moguls worldwide have gravitated to the oceanfront enclave, buying luxury mansions and a paradise where soft-sanded beaches and green expanses of the iconic Diamond Head
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Paul McClean of McClean Design has designed some of Southern California’s most spectacular ultramodern mansions, but a new concept for a sprawling oceanfront compound on Hawaii’s Big Island may be the architect’s most ambitious project yet. The sprawling nine-bedroom mansion concept, for which architectural plans have been approved, is part of the latest estate offerings
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Billionaire Rick Caruso’s eponymous real estate company is jumping into the world of cryptocurrency, announcing Wednesday it will begin accepting bitcoin as rent payment at its residential and retail properties. The privately held firm said it also has invested a portion of its corporate treasury in bitcoin and entered into a partnership with Gemini, the
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The Biden administration unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan last week, and it contains some much-needed wellness design enhancements for American homes. Even its goals of increasing affordable housing stock and improving public housing advances the ideal of everyone having a safe, healthy place to live.  The pandemic pointed out the importance of this ideal,
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Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning mortgage servicers that they’re expected to help the surge of struggling homeowners in the pandemic and explore options other than foreclosure. “Responsible servicers should be preparing now,” CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio said in a statement. “There is no time to
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fstop123 | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Monday to prevent a wave of foreclosures this fall, when certain Covid-era protections for homeowners are set to expire. The proposal, which would need final approval, generally prohibits mortgage servicers from initiating foreclosure proceedings against delinquent borrowers until after Dec. 31, 2021. The
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