15 L.A. Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Serving Meals That Rival Mom’s


Making your own Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work. There’s hours of recipe scouring, shopping and prep work to do before you even get to the day’s-worth of actual cooking. And with Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, if you haven’t already begun to plan, you might as well retire the apron this year and read more

U.S. existing home sales in October rise to highest level of 2014

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Here come the home buyers. Sales of previously owned homes climbed to their highest level in more than a year last month, as the unsteady housing recovery showed signs of stabilizing. Existing U.S. home sales rose 2.5% from October 2013, the first 12-month increase in a year, the National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday. Compared read more

Nine Reasons To Buy A House Right Now

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Buying a house is like having a baby:  there’s no absolute perfect time to do either. The down payment-interest rate-economic factors-qualification quadrangle can be so confusing. Rising rates, loosening requirements, down payment options, buyer’s markets, seller’s markets – what does it all mean to you if you want to buy a home? The truth is read more

Get Your Thanksgiving Feast (To Go) From LA’s Hottest Restaurants


Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away already, and if you’re not going to make your own turkey dinner — or make reservations at Melisse or Bouchon or any of the other great L.A restaurants serving the holiday feast — then it’s time to order some to-go items. Happily, many chefs around town are busy prepping and cooking Diestel turkeys, read more

21 Things To Do in Los Angeles This Weekend


FRIDAY, NOV. 14 FILM: Cinefamily screens Fritz Lang’s Metropolis with Stones Throw recording artist Chrome Canyon creating “synth sounds that move between eras past and ages imagined— n aural palate that’s a whizz-bang accompaniment for Fritz Lang’s classic version of an alternate now.” 7:45 pm. Tickets: $15. ART+ZINE: The Various Creative art collective is throwing a Four zine launch party and art read more

California home sales rose in October

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California home sales continue to climb – with the October sales tally reaching the highest it has been for that month in two years, a research firm said Thursday. There were 36,830 new and existing houses and condos sold statewide in October 2014. That was up 1.4 percent from September, and up 1 percent from read more

Baby Boomers plan to upsize, not downsize, if they move at all

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The iconic suburban, single-family American home isn’t going anywhere – and neither are their Baby Boomer owners. Contrary to common belief, the post-World War II generation will not be trading home ownership for renting, suburbs for cities, or yards and gardens for more maintenance-free living. Rather, most Boomers will age-in-place, according to a new report read more

15 Things to Do This Weekend in L.A.

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Spend your weekend rapping along to Odd Future or gazing at Sophia Loren. MOVIES: AFI Fest Featuring premieres, shin-digs, and conversations led by industry pros, the cinema series is one of the city’s finest. On November 12 take a Roman holiday when Sophia Loren shows up for the gala in her honor. More information (November 6-13; American read more

Half of China’s Millionaires Plan to Migrate in Five Years

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A dream of greener pastures overseas is driving 47% of China’s millionaires to move abroad within the next 5 years, says a recent Barclays Wealth report.1 We’ve often cited four key motivators of Chinese overseas property purchasing ­– education, emigration, investment, and lifestyle – none of which are mutually exclusive usually. The Barclays report further read more