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  • NFL quarterback Jimmy Clausen looks for return on investment property

    NFL quarterback Jimmy Clausen looks for return on investment property

    Local football product and NFL quarterback Jimmy Clausen has put an investment property in a gated Westlake Village community up for least for $14,000 a month. Completely remodeled by the QB, the two-story Mediterranean boasts a chandelier-topped entry, tile and wood floors, wrought iron finishes...

  • Home of the Day: An oceanview trophy in Corona del Mar

    Home of the Day: An oceanview trophy in Corona del Mar

    This one-of-a-kind estate, commissioned by Newport Beach Sports Museum founder John Hamilton, takes in views of Catalina, Palos Verdes and the ocean from its cliffside perch at the mouth of Newport Beach harbor. Circular walls of glass and a conical ceiling done in cedar and Koa wood lend a dramatic...

  • Tony Shalhoub is on the trail of a buyer for his Windsor Square home

    Tony Shalhoub is on the trail of a buyer for his Windsor Square home

    “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub and his wife, actress Brooke Adams, have put their longtime home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles on the market for $3.988 million. The classic Mediterranean Revival, built in 1922, sits on a manicured double lot with drought-tolerant gardens, a meditation area...

  • Guess co-founder Paul Marciano lists his Beverly Hills home for $20 million

    Guess co-founder Paul Marciano lists his Beverly Hills home for $20 million

    Paul Marciano, the co-founder and former chief executive of Guess Inc., has put his home in Beverly Hills on the market for $19.995 million. The grand Mediterranean, built in 1988, sits on close to an acre with a double-gated motor court. The two-story house is designed for large-scale entertaining...

  • Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas lists his Hollywood Hills bungalow for sale

    Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas, known for the “American Pie” films, has put his home in Hollywood Hills on the market at $849,500. Set raised from the street, the 1950s bungalow was once owned by actor Don Mantooth of “Earthquake” (1974) fame. White-walled interiors feature vaulted ceilings with exposed...

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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