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  • Mirage headliner Terry Fator sells his Las Vegas home for $1.775 million

    Mirage headliner Terry Fator sells his Las Vegas home for $1.775 million

    Terry Fator, the ventriloquist, comedian and impressionist who won the second season of “America’s Got Talent,” has sold his home in Las Vegas for $1.775 million. The roughly two-acre estate, found down the street from a mansion once owned by singer-entertainer Wayne Newton, came to market earlier...

  • My Favorite Room: Robert Patrick's focus on the visuals makes for a great room

    My Favorite Room: Robert Patrick's focus on the visuals makes for a great room

    A custom three-bedroom contemporary was just a dream when actor Robert Patrick landed in Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1984. Back then, the budding star didn’t even have a room. “I lived in my car,” he said. “But I had a goal to build a house in the Hollywood Hills.” He lucked out. That very year,...

  • Home of the Day: A Calabasas pied-à-terre with all the perks

    Home of the Day: A Calabasas pied-à-terre with all the perks

    One of 72 single-story flats in Avanti, a new mixed-use community in Calabasas, this pied-à-terre has a contemporary, urban feel. Open-plan interiors feature two-tone hues, custom lighting and a kitchen outfitted with high-end fixtures and appliances. Glass doors give way to a private patio that...

  • Pacific Palisades home of 'Dick Van Dyke Show's' Ann Guilbert lists for sale

    Pacific Palisades home of 'Dick Van Dyke Show's' Ann Guilbert lists for sale

    The longtime home of late actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known for her role as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has come to market in Pacific Palisades for $3.89 million. Overlooking lower Temescal Canyon on a quarter-acre lot, the English country-style home is in the...

  • CBS executive and restaurateur are ready to part with their home in Windsor Square

    CBS executive and restaurateur are ready to part with their home in Windsor Square

    Veteran CBS executive John Wentworth and his partner, restaurateur Jamie Gluck, have put their home in historic Windsor Square up for sale at $4.1 million. The Mediterranean Revival-style house was originally built in 1921 and later renovated and restored by architect William Hefner, whose other...

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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