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California Surpasses the U.K. as the Fifth-Largest Global Economy

Key Takeaways Robust 2017 economic growth in California helped push the state to the world’s fifth-largest economy, surpassing the United Kingdom. Only the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany now have larger economies than California. The size of California’s economy is a little more than one-tenth...

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Home of the Week: Claim your dream in Bungalow Heaven

It’s a famous historic gem in the middle of Pasadena. A quiet, leafy, close-knit neighborhood filled with early 20th century homes, many built during the Arts & Crafts period. A Landmark District in the National Register of Historic Places, Bungalow Heaven was named one of the Ten Great...

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La Cañada Flintridge: Close, but worlds away

Nestled in the Crescenta Valley between the Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains, the town of La Cañada Flintridge feels semi-rural, surrounded by valley vistas, scenic foothills and the nearby Angeles National Forest. The city limits extend into the San Gabriels and reach 3,440 feet along the...

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Home of the Week: Kappe-designed Mid-Century Modern apartments in Baldwin Hills

Timed to take advantage of the Baldwin Hills boom, this eight-unit complex designed in 1958 by distinguished Modernist architect Ray Kappe has been listed by Pacific Union LA. The three-structure compound at 4150 Hillcrest Drive in Baldwin Hills Estates offers the potential to add an owner...

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Home of the Week: The pinnacle of LA opulence

More than a regal residence, this is a lavish resort oasis where every wish has been anticipated and met. Envisioned in every detail as the ideal environment for extravagant entertaining and supremely gracious living, the 36,000 square foot eight-bedroom, 20-bath home occupies a rare flat acre in...

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Home of the Week: San Marino’s ravishing Villa della Favole: enhanced over decades

The beauty of this 1924 Italian Revival estate by Clarence L. Jay has inspired generations of sensitive enhancements. In this century, they’ve included enrichments by renowned designer Matthew White and kitchen virtuoso Cynthia Bennett. A newly reimagined pool and spa with outdoor kitchen and...

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March Home Prices Rise by Double-Digit Percent Rates in Most Los Angeles Neighborhoods

The median home price in Greater Los Angeles was up by 14 percent in March from one year earlier. Homes are selling faster than they were one year ago, and almost half of homes sold in March commanded premiums.Main Takeaways: Sales of affordable homes in Los Angeles further declined in March...

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Home of the Week: Magical urban refuge in lower Nichols Canyon

Set on nearly an acre on a quiet cul-de-sac off Willow Glen, the property at 2617 Harlesden Court is minutes from the Sunset Strip, yet worlds away. Trails and rustic railroad tie steps meander through the Zen-like landscape, leading from the lush tropical pool to a bocce court with peaceful...

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Home of the Week: Gracious estate in prime Hancock Park

Classically elegant and exquisitely cared for, DeGarmo House is a gem amid one of LA’s most lavish enclaves.Inspired by an Italian villa, the estate was designed in 1926 by architectural designer George Barber. A curved drive sweeps guests to the arched front entry, topped by a Juliet balcony. In...

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