Spooky Things to Do in LA This Weekend

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FRIDAY, OCT. 31 ELFMAN + BURTON: Here’s a real treat for fans of Danny Elfman-Tim Burton collaborations. Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton takes over the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm (and on Sunday at 7:30 pm at the Honda Theater in Anaheim). The Hollywood Studio Symphony and read more

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

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Pending home sales rose slightly in September and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched  0.3 percent to 105.0 in September from 104.7 in August, and is now 1.0 percent higher than September read more

Asian investors bet on US real estate

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During the recession, foreign investment into U.S. commercial real estate (not unexpectedly) fell dramatically. Today, we are seeing a material rebound of cross-border investment dollars into real estate, with Asia, in particular, significantly increasing its overseas positions. Though Asian real-estate investment has not surpassed its 2007 pre-recession height, research from Real Capital Analytics shows that, read more

23 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

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MONDAY, OCT. 20 ART TALK: On Monday at 7 pm, there’s an exhibition walk-through: Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s with the exhibition designers Amy Murphy and Michael Maltzan. They’ll discuss the installation design that was “inspired by the dramatic uses of space in films of the period.” At LACMA, Art of the Americas Building, Level 2. read more

Existing home sales in September rise to highest level this year

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The national housing market rebounded in September as home sales rose to their highest level of the year. After dipping in August, sales of previously owned homes climbed 2.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Tuesday. Analysts polled by FactSet expected an annual rate read more

Price growth of luxury homes in US cities eclipsing Europe and Asia

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Knight Frank has released its Prime Global Cities Index for Q2 2014 and reveals that prime residential prices across the index’s 32 cities rose by 6.2 per cent on average in the year to June 2014. Luxury homes in key US cities are now increasing in value at a faster rate than those in several read more

Weekend Planner: 24 Things To Do in Los Angeles

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A curated list of what’s happening in LA this weekend, including these 25 events.  FRIDAY, OCT. 17 FILM: The Academy at LACMA presents the film series Haunted Screens: Expressionism in the German Cinema and its Influence with a double feature of Faust on Friday night. At 7:30 pm, F.W. Murnau’s 1926 version screens with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla read more

Residential sales pick up pace in Southern California

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Southern California’s housing market is starting to pick up the pace. Home sales in the six-county Southland grew for the first time in a year in September as prices moderated from last year’s torrid gains, according to figures out Monday. The data are the latest sign of a housing market that’s reaching equilibrium after years read more

Upsurge in foreign buyers driving U.S. home prices include luxury California coastal areas

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As recently reported by Realtor.com, luxury homes are selling faster than last year with many selling at record or near-record prices per square foot. Chinese buyers are cited as a key factor in propelling prices higher. The top foreign investors in America are now from China displacing Canadians as number one in dollars spent by read more