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  • 'Biggest Loser' creator lists Britney Spears’ former home for sale in Calabasas

    'Biggest Loser' creator lists Britney Spears’ former home for sale in Calabasas

    Television producer David Broome of “The Biggest Loser” fame is ready to shed some square footage in Calabasas, listing his home in a gated community for sale at $9.499 million. The European-inspired house, once famously known as Britney Spears’ rental, is reached by a tree-lined drive that ends...

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler checks out of Hollywood Hills West with home sale

    Jamie-Lynn Sigler checks out of Hollywood Hills West with home sale

    Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler of “The Sopranos” fame has closed the book on her home in Hollywood Hills West, selling the two-story for $2.025 million, or $25,000 shy of her asking price. The contemporary house, built in 1936, sits behind hedges and fences and is entered through a front courtyard. ...

  • Ex-Rams QB Jim Everett lists his home on a golf course in San Juan Capistrano

    Ex-Rams QB Jim Everett lists his home on a golf course in San Juan Capistrano

    Former Rams quarterback Jim Everett has called an audible on his home in San Juan Capistrano, listing the property for sale at about $1.575 million. The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1989, sits on roughly a quarter-acre of grounds and overlooks the golf course at the Marbella Country Club....

  • Beverly Hills home of 'Shark Tank Australia' personality fetches $16 million

    Beverly Hills home of 'Shark Tank Australia' personality fetches $16 million

    Australian entrepreneur and film producer Andrew Banks, who appears on the television series “Shark Tank Australia,” has cut a deal in Beverly Hills, selling his 10,522-square-foot home for $15.955 million. That’s a solid return on investment for Banks, who paid $9.18 million for the half-acre...

  • Modern take on a classic style in Hollywood Hills

    Modern take on a classic style in Hollywood Hills

    A glass wine cellar and exposed concrete walls are among unexpected features at this Spanish-inspired house in Hollywood Hills. An open floor plan, retractable glass doors and glass-walled balconies continue this modern take on a classic style. Address: 2621 Creston Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Price: $1.799...

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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