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Hot Property: Can't touch this

Excuse the riff on the early '90s MC Hammer classic but it's been a chart-topping week online at Hot Property. Since readers voted for their favorites with page views, we've compiled our own lineup of your No. 1 hits. Tally up the song titles and lyrics throughout if you'd like because it's summertime,...

Matt Lawson on the ‘micro-moments’ that connect us

You’re in line at the grocery store, shopping for a new car. You’re on the train during your morning commute, booking tickets for your Hawaiian vacation. You’re at your daughter’s soccer game, signing documents to purchase your first home...

The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order...

Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell Watchdog

Mortgage Fraud Blog. The Federal Housing Administration is expected to rebuff a government watchdog report that criticized down payment assistance programs, questioning why low-income borrowers are charged nominally higher mortgage rates for such programs. Show More Summary

Trial Continues in Case Against Real Estate Firm Co-Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Blog. The trial of a Phoenix man accused of setting up a real estate Ponzi scheme during the Great Recession continued in Santa Ana on Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors who spoke with jurors at court, Michael J. Show More Summary

Consider Home Automation for Vacation Rentals for an Ideal Experience

Turning one of your properties into a vacation rental is an excellent way to generate some extra income, especially because it allows you to live at the property when you feel like vacationing. It is important to make the experience as positive as possible for your guests because it will lead to an excellent reputation [...]

Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker list Cheviot Hills contemporary

Former top-ranked men's tennis player Andy Roddick and his wife, actress-model Brooklyn Decker, have put their home in Cheviot Hills on the market for $3.395 million.

'Salem' stars Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg land in Hollywood Hills

Actors Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg of the supernatural television drama "Salem" have landed a house in Hollywood Hills West for $1.755 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Dodgers great Orel Hershiser lists Las Vegas home for about $1 million

How about this for a souvenir: A Las Vegas home owned by Dodgers pitching great Orel Hershiser is one the market for about $1 million.

Home of the Day: Breezy Edward Fickett design in Malibu for $11.5 million

This beach house by noted architect Edward Fickett makes the most of its surroundings with walls of windows and glass doors centering on panoramic ocean views. Sun-touched interiors with beamed ceilings and rustic tile floors feature lower-level public areas that include a great room with a wet...

That's Rather Strange: Come Explore This Delightfully Weird Malibu Castle With Grotto and Greenhouse

The listing for this unusual oceanfront estate in Malibu describes the house as built with "Old World craftsmanship," but that doesn't quite explain all the many things that are going on here....

Facts & Figures: Los Angeles Building Way More Housing, But Not Nearly Enough

Image via Sterling Davis / Curbed LA flickr pool When it comes to making sense of why housing in Los Angeles is so damn expensive, many point first at the lack of new units being built. (The disparity between...

Curbed Inside: Take a Tour Around the South Bay's Sleek New Shopping Center/Hangout Spot

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee The Point outdoor shopping center opened yesterday in El Segundo with 30 shops and restaurants in 115,000 square feet, lots of open areas, a little bit of office space, tons of parking, sleek (and...

Video Interlude: Watch the Story of Watts's Jordan Downs Housing Project on the Cusp of Major Redevelopment

Maybe it's because of its dicey reputation, or maybe it's just because no one has really bothered, there aren't a lot of movies shot at or about the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts. But a new documentary from...

New to Market: The Most Quintessential Modern Bungalow in Highland Park is Up For Sale Asking $549k

Stone planters fronting a yard full of drought tolerant plants? Check. Steps up to the Arroyo stone porch? Check. Fabulous built-ins and yard out back? Double check. This hundred-and-one-year-old bungalow on the northern end of Highland Park sits on...

Carsharing: Cheaper, Lower-Emission Carsharing Coming to Low-Income Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Two cars at the carsharing pilot announcement via Sen. Kevin de Leon Carsharing companies like Zipcar, which allow users to rent a car by the hour as they need them, reduce car dependence and help people who don't own...

Flip Watch: Glen Park Hoarder House Lists for $899K, Sells for $1.525M

The two-bedroom house at 11 Hiliritas Avenue in Glen Park was well-known to its neighbors long before it went up for sale in late June. According to listing agent Patrick Lam, the seller's father, who had lived in the house...

Sponsored Post: Why It's Important to Pre-Qualify for a Mortgage

If buying a home is in your sights, you don't want anything to hold you back. That's why it's so important to pre-qualify for a mortgage as early in the process as possible. Pre-qualification is an estimate of the...

Purple Haze: Absurdly Purple Art Deco House in Corona Heights Asks $2.85M

Sitting on the corner of Ord and 17th somewhere between Corona Heights and the Castro is a house that cannot be missed. The big Art Deco home has been painted bright, bright purple with accents of turquoise and magenta. San...

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