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  • ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin buys the house next door in Marina del Rey

    ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin buys the house next door in Marina del Rey

    Retired professional wrestler, actor and television host Steve Austin has bought a home in Marina del Rey’s Golden Triangle section for $1.49 million in a deal completed off-market. The single-story house sits next door to a property owned by Austin for about a decade. Built in 1952, the home has...

  • ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer completes quick sale of Northern California home

    ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer completes quick sale of Northern California home

    Former NFL quarterback-turned-analyst for ESPN Trent Dilfer has completed the handoff of his home in Saratoga, Calif., selling the acre-plus estate for $6.8 million. The property had been priced at $6.998 million and went from listed to closed in just over a month. Built in 2006, the Spanish-style...

  • Rams exec Kevin Demoff scores a new home in Cheviot Hills for $4.15 million

    Rams exec Kevin Demoff scores a new home in Cheviot Hills for $4.15 million

    Kevin Demoff, the chief operating officer and vice president of football operations for the Rams, has bought a home in Cheviot Hills for $4.15 million. The traditional-inspired home, built last year, sits on a corner lot and combines classic curb appeal with contemporary flair. Hand-honed woodwork,...

  • Those bathroom mirrors? They conceal TVs at futuristic Hollywood Hills house

    Those bathroom mirrors? They conceal TVs at futuristic Hollywood Hills house

    Hidden televisions built into all bathroom mirrors and the master bathroom shower? A welcome button that turns on fireplaces and other house systems upon entering as well as a sleep button for exiting? A front entrance door with a built-in $15,000 biometric fingerprint recognition control and a...

  • 'Fashion Police' co-host Brad Goreski seeks $3.8 million for Westside home

    'Fashion Police' co-host Brad Goreski seeks $3.8 million for Westside home

    TV host and fashion expert Brad Goreski and his partner, writer/producer Gary Janetti, have put their home on the Westside of Los Angeles up for sale at $3.8 million. Sitting high up from the street in Westwood, the gated two-story has steps that lead through the terraced front yard and end at...

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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