Weekend Planner: 17 Things To Do In Los Angeles

Not going to the Made in America Festival or getting out of Dodge this Labor Day weekend? No worries, we got you covered with these 17 events. FRIDAY, AUG. 29 FILM: On Friday night, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) holds an outdoor screening of Mommie Dearest on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever. Bring read more

(Video) Living large: The market for super luxury homes

The number of billionaires is expected to increase in the next decade – and so are market prices for ultra-high-end residences. Anthony Mason reports. When the Woolworth skyscraper opened in lower Manhattan just over a century ago, it was the tallest building in the world. The Woolworth Building and a view of the New York read more

Why a Slowdown in Housing Prices Is Great News

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There was some glumness in the latest news on housing prices. There shouldn’t be. Slower home price rises — and in some markets, outright declines — are a sign the housing market is starting to move past the boom-and-bust cycle of the last dozen years toward a market where sensible prices driven by local economic conditions prevail. read more

ForRent.com rolls out neighborhood, school search filters

ForRent.com now lets users hunt for apartments by individual school attendance zones or neighborhood. Users see a list of neighborhoods and schools on the left-hand side of the search results page. After performing a search by city, state or ZIP code, a schools tab populates alphabetically with pertinent school data. Integration of the neighborhood and read more

Sales of Previously Owned U.S. Homes Climb to 10-Month High

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Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. Existing home sales climbed 2.4 percent to a 5.15 million annual pace, the most since September, from a revised 5.03 million pace in June, the National Association of Realtors reported read more

Your Los Angeles Weekend Planner: 24 Things To Do

Not going to FYF or the LA Food and Wine Festival? No worries, we got your weekend covered with these 24 events. FRIDAY, AUG. 22 MUSIC: On Friday night, FIGat7th in DTLA presents the final free concert of the season during the FIGat7th Downtown Festival. Kevin Bronson of BuzzBands.LA hosts the evening, which features performances by read more

Palm Restaurant to close in West Hollywood, reopen in Beverly Hills

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After nearly 40 years in West Hollywood, the Palm Restaurant announced it will close its doors Sept. 30. The restaurant will reopen at a location in Beverly Hills in early November. The classic steakhouse with its white-jacketed servers has been a place for those in the entertainment industry to rub elbows since opening in 1975. read more

High-end Homes Witness Strong Sales Surge

Despite a lull in the overall housing recovery, high-end homes are seeing a strong sales surge. Whether fueled by foreign buyers or cash-heavy, investment-hungry Americans, multimillion-dollar homes are seeing the biggest annual sales jump of any other housing segment. Homes priced above $1 million represented just 2.5 percent of overall sales in July, according to read more

Weekend Planner: 25 Things To Do In Los Angeles

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LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, including these 25 events. FRIDAY, AUG. 15 MUSIC: Echo Park Rising 2014 takes over multiple venues in Echo Park with weekend (Friday to Sunday) with more than 300 bands, comedians and read more