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Hot Property from Hollywood

  • Home of the Week: A tree-topped post-and-beam in Rustic Canyon

    Home of the Week: A tree-topped post-and-beam in Rustic Canyon

    Surrounded by mature oaks and trees on two scenic acres, this post-and-beam single-story was tailored to embrace the Southern California lifestyle. Clean lines and walls of glass provide the framework for an agile design that maximizes natural light and removes the boundaries between indoor-outdoor...

  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt make a Kardashian connection in Hollywood Hills

    John Krasinski and Emily Blunt make a Kardashian connection in Hollywood Hills

    At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have little in common with model and reality television personality Kendall Jenner. But as history has shown in star-studded L.A., real estate has a way of bringing different celebrity circles together. Illustrating this point, the 20-year-old Jenner...

  • Historic Harvey Mudd estate in Beverly Hills sells for $14.7 million

    Historic Harvey Mudd estate in Beverly Hills sells for $14.7 million

    A Beverly Hills estate named for mining engineer Harvey Mudd and once owned by Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau has sold for $14.7 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. The who’s who of magnates, philanthropists and other notables to have owned the property begins with...

  • Latin Grammy-winner Ana Bárbara finds a scenic spot in Benedict Canyon

    Latin Grammy-winner Ana Bárbara finds a scenic spot in Benedict Canyon

    Latin singer-songwriter Ana Bárbara has bought a home in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles for $1.87 million. Surrounded by privacy walls and mature trees, the renovated two-story was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Bi-folding doors and sets of casement windows bring the outdoors...

  • 'Star Trek's' Brent Spiner seeks $11 million for home in Malibu's Point Dume

    'Star Trek's' Brent Spiner seeks $11 million for home in Malibu's Point Dume

    Actor Brent Spiner, known for his role as Lt. Cmdr. Data on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” has set his phaser to sell. He’s put his home in Malibu’s Point Dume area on the market for $10.995 million. Set behind gates and surrounded by palms and lush landscaping, the ocean-view estate is reached...

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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