LOS ANGELES -- There's always money in the banana stand, to borrow from the show "Arrested Development." But it might take a few more frozen banana sales to afford the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home of Will Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth on the show.
Listed for $10.995 million, the actor's steel-framed house is a reimagining of a design by ...Read more
With the unemployment rate at its highest since the Great Depression, perhaps you're one of the many Americans currently having difficult conversations -- or avoiding one -- on the topic of sharing space.
That might mean welcoming a roommate into your home, crashing with Mom and Pop for the foreseeable future, or taking the plunge to work from ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't until the work was done that Marcelino and Josefina Rodriguez said they learned the truth.
They had been signed up for a roughly $45,000 PACE home improvement loan at nearly 10% interest -- even though they said a woman working with the contractor told them their new roof and water heater would be free through a ...Read more
Q: We rent a single-family home and just found out that it needs to be tented for termites early next month. The landlord told us she would reduce our rent for the time we need to stay in a hotel. Money is tight, and a few days of rent reduction will not cover the cost of a hotel and meals. We want her to pay for these too. This is a massive ...Read more
A new app designed to rank the flood risk for every property in the U.S. has some distressing findings for Florida.
The cities with the most properties at risk are all over the state -- from Tampa, the city most at risk to storm surge, to Cape Coral, which Politico memorably dubbed "the boomtown that shouldn't exist," to sunny-day flooded Miami...Read more
You've got a workplace retirement plan. Fabulous! But there's plenty your employer likely isn't telling you -- or doing for you --that's costing you money. Here's how your employer might be letting you down:
--We probably set you up to leave money on the table. Most workplace plans offer an employer-matching contribution, based on some sort of...Read more
Millions of people forgo needed medical attention -- doctor visits, surgeries, prescriptions and testing -- because they either lack insurance or the cost of using their policies is too great. It's also complicated, a world of bewildering forms and websites, and seemingly unexplained denials of payment.
Before you delay care, consider ways you ...Read more
WarnerMedia is putting CNN Center, the longtime Atlanta-based facility for the cable news network, up for sale.
The company made the decision to sell the property known to employees on Monday. But it won't mean any dislocation for them or that the network is abandoning the city it has called home since 1980.
CNN already has employees at the ...Read more
Navigating the death of a loved one is an intensely personal journey. It is also a very big business that can put a financial strain on the surviving family.
The death care industry -- yep, it's got its own industry moniker -- is an estimated $20 billion business. Service Corporation International, a publicly traded company that operates 1,475 ...Read more
The intricacies of a spouse or partner's workplace retirement plan will never rank as scintillating pillow talk, but the topic can prove profitable. Couples who coordinate their strategy by playing to each plan's strengths and avoiding weaknesses are going to land in retirement with more money saved up.
Yet a recent survey of more than 5,000 ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles developer Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. said Monday that it will sell a 49% stake in its three historic Hollywood studios to an affiliate of New York investment firm Blackstone in a deal that values the properties at $1.65 billion.
The transaction includes Sunset Bronson, Sunset Gower and Sunset Las Palmas studios, ...Read more
Free stock-trading smartphone apps like Robinhood, Firstrade and Stockpile are attracting a wave of new investors, and are helping to prop up U.S. stock markets despite the headwinds of the coronavirus.
Alongside such familiar software-based stocks as Amazon, Facebook and Google, their investments have boosted shares of some obscure and money-...Read more
Q: With stay-at-home orders lifting in some areas, how can you have safe sex with someone outside of your home during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: If you are thinking of having sex with someone you know or someone you have been in a relationship with, and you trust that this person has practiced social distancing and hand-washing, then great, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Kunal Nayyar is hoping to end his time in Hollywood Hills with a bang. The "Big Bang Theory" star and his wife, fashion designer and model Neha Kapur, have put their compound on the market for $3.995 million.
The leafy spot spans half an acre and makes the most of its space with a Mediterranean-style villa and a pair of ...Read more
A national reckoning with racism, combined with the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, is prompting some state and local officials to take a closer look at an issue that has long bedeviled Black homeowners: inflated property tax assessments.
For decades, white tax assessors placed a heavier tax burden on Black residents by intentionally ...Read more
Q: My lease extends through early next year, but my landlord wants me to leave early so she can sell the home in September. I have always paid my rent on time and keep the house clean. Do I have to move out early? -- Anonymous
A: No, your landlord must honor the terms of the lease.
A lease is a type of contract between a property owner and a ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Within the next week, David Marino will list nearly 300,000 square feet of sublease office space in San Diego's Sorrento Mesa neighborhood that current tenants no longer need.
For Marino, a principal at the Hughes Marino commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in representing tenants, these subleases are an early ...Read more
You and your spouse visited Savannah, Ga., for a weekend, fell in love, and it's become your go-to getaway. And why not? The city boasts world class restaurants and culture, Southern charm and bed-and-breakfasts, and boutique hotels and Airbnbs that could grace the cover of a design magazine.
A life transition approaches -- retirement, say, or ...Read more
You've just got the job offer of a lifetime: a software engineer role at Twitter. For months, you'd been waiting for the call, to pack up your life and relocate to Silicon Valley, in one of the nation's most expensive zip codes. But COVID-19 has changed all that. Now, the social media company is allowing its workers to work from home -- forever,...Read more
As the coronavirus pandemic spread, summer work internships, a seasonal rite of passage for millions of college students, looked iffy. Up to one in three stints was canceled, stoking student fears of diminished career prospects down the road.
With the economy partially re-opening, some summer-gig watchers now expect a fresh crop of internships ...Read more
- Carla Fried: Planning to age in place? A recession can be a good time to remodel
- Black homeowners pay more than 'fair share' in property taxes
- Natasha Frost: 4 steps to avoiding a horrible co-living situation
- Some homeowners struggled to pay PACE improvement loans. The coronavirus made it harder
- Is your property a flood risk? New tool shows millions are, including entire Florida towns