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  • Tommy Hilfiger puts $27.5-million price tag on colorful Florida mansion

    Tommy Hilfiger puts $27.5-million price tag on colorful Florida mansion

    Here’s something you don’t smell everyday: scratch-and-sniff fruit wallpaper. The sweet coverings are just one of the colorful details found in fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger’s Golden Beach, Fla., home that has come on the market for $27.5 million. Sitting on more than half an acre, the three-story...

  • Selena Gomez seeks $3 million for her mansion in the Lone Star state

    Selena Gomez seeks $3 million for her mansion in the Lone Star state

    Singer-actress Selena Gomez has put her home in Fort Worth on the market for $2.999 million. The 24-year-old Gomez, who sold another home in Calabasas last year, was born in Dallas County and considers the area home, according to Candy’s Dirt. She bought the property two years ago for an undisclosed...

  • Fate of Bob Hope estate pits the family against an L.A. councilman

    Fate of Bob Hope estate pits the family against an L.A. councilman

    Fading memories might be all that remain of a 1939 Toluca Lake estate that Bob and Dolores Hope owned for six decades. That would suit the late couple just fine, according to daughter Linda Hope. In a familiar fight between property owners and preservationists, Linda Hope is pitched against Los...

  • 1930s home in Highland Park gets a revival of its own

    1930s home in Highland Park gets a revival of its own

    Updated for modern living, this remodeled home in Highland Park has stayed true to its 1930s Spanish Revival beginnings. The open living and dining room features a brick fireplace and the original hardwood floors. A courtyard sits off the master bedroom.  Address: 4755 Lincoln Ave., Los Angeles...

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Exposition Park's sports, culture and transit offerings make it a player to watch

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Exposition Park's sports, culture and transit offerings make it a player to watch

    The 160-acre complex of open space, sports facilities and museums that gives the neighborhood of Exposition Park its name was first established in the 1870s. Back then, it served as the home of a horse-racing track and fairgrounds, notorious for the licentious behavior of their patrons. When the...

Real Estate Advice

  • Dealing with divorce and home ownership

    Q: I divorced in 1994 and retained ownership of the home as part of the settlement. I continue to see my ex-spouse's name on the tax assessment document, even though I have refinanced the mortgage in my name. What does it mean to have his name on the document, especially when I try and sell? What...

  • Homes with delinquent real estate taxes

    Q: The house next to mine is up to be sold for delinquent taxes. Will I be responsible for any liens against the house should I win the bid? My plan is to demolish the home. A: As the saying goes, you can't escape death and taxes. When you own a piece of property in a place where real estate taxes...

  • Should you hire a real estate attorney or Realtor?

    Q: We bought a house four years ago in Oklahoma and ended up renting it out after we moved out of state. After renting the house for two years, the current tenants want to buy it and we have no clue what to do. Should we hire a real estate attorney or Realtor? We have no problem selling it ourselves...

  • The tax implications of short selling a primary residence

    Q: An 83-year-old friend of mine is disabled and is about to enter an assisted living facility. She is currently living alone in a house she owns, but it is no longer safe for her to live alone. I am trying to help by organizing her finances and to determine if she can afford the assisted living...

  • Selling property and the rules of profit rollover

    Q: I enjoy reading your columns each week. My wife and I have two properties in Miami worth about $600,000 and $1,250,000, and another one in Chevy Chase, Maryland that has a mortgage and is worth about $2 million. The Miami properties do not have any financing attached to them, and the Chevy Chase...

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