Los Angeles Real Estate News: How the City Stacks Up

Los Angeles is one of America's largest cities and this week we got stats on how the L.A. area compares to others around the world in terms of retail rents, and how the federal home-buyer tax credit helped L.A. in comparison to other U.S. cities.

We also learned about some noteworthy L.A. citizens, from the richest to the "Best" (there was no overlap). And how you can get in on planning and building in Santa Monica.

Here's what happened in L.A. real estate news last week: