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  • Actor Joey Lawrence lists his Calabasas crib for sale at $2.249 million

    Actor Joey Lawrence lists his Calabasas crib for sale at $2.249 million

    Joey Lawrence of “Blossom” and “Melissa & Joey” fame has put his house in a gated Calabasas community up for sale at $2.249 million. That’s nearly a 20% price increase from when the actor had the remodeled home on the market two years ago. The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1988, has such designer...

  • Home of the Day: Sittin' on the dock of the bay -- in luxury

    Home of the Day: Sittin' on the dock of the bay -- in luxury

    If you’ve ever wished for classy contemporary digs that would allow an unobstructed view of your 60-foot yacht docked outside, this newly renovated estate fits the bill. Designed by Carlton Graham and developed by American Coastal Properties, this open-concept home in gated Linda Isle blends indoor...

  • Pacific Palisades estate of 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon sells for $12.5 million

    Pacific Palisades estate of 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon sells for $12.5 million

    The estate of late writer, director and producer Sam Simon, who with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening co-created the television series “The Simpsons,” has sold in Pacific Palisades for $12.5 million. The two-part compound, which includes one of the original Case Study Houses, came to market last...

  • Home of the Day: King of the hill in Ocean Park

    Home of the Day: King of the hill in Ocean Park

    Perched atop the highest hill in Ocean Park, this 1912 Craftsman home commands city and ocean views and boasts one of the largest lots in the area. The Arts and Crafts-style home has been thoughtfully restored to showcase original character and design while introducing updated fixtures and modern...

  • Longtime Beverly Hills home of composer John Cacavas lists for $8.325 million

    Longtime Beverly Hills home of composer John Cacavas lists for $8.325 million

    The Beverly Hills home where late television composer and conductor John Cacavas lived for more than 40 years has come on the market for $8.325 million. Cacavas isn’t the only Hollywood name to call the slow-slung Midcentury home. Actor and engineer Zeppo Marx, the youngest of the five Marx Brothers,...

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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