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  • 'School of Rock's' Tony Cavalero lists his hip house in Laurel Canyon for sale

    'School of Rock's' Tony Cavalero lists his hip house in Laurel Canyon for sale

    Actor-comedian Tony Cavalero and his wife, actress Annie Cavalero, are ready to make a change in Hollywood Hills West. They’ve put their updated home in the Laurel Canyon area up for sale at $1.295 million. The Midcentury house, built in 1969, was recently renovated and blends old and new in an...

  • Actor Eriq La Salle finds some new scenery in Bel-Air

    Actor Eriq La Salle finds some new scenery in Bel-Air

    Actor-director Eriq La Salle, known for his role as Dr. Peter Benton in the long-running series “ER,” has bought a home in Bel-Air for $3.03 million. Sitting on a crest above Stone Canyon Reservoir, the T-shaped ranch house has views of the surrounding hillsides, mountains and ocean. Steps lead...

  • Home of the Day: Manhattan Beach manse with French villa vibe

    Home of the Day: Manhattan Beach manse with French villa vibe

    Curvaceous twin staircases, a glittering chandelier and vaulted ceilings create a dramatic formal entry within this French Riviera-meets-California-style home. Natural light and generosity of scale are utilized to their fullest advantage to establish an elegantly casual environment enhanced with...

  • Off-market action heats up L.A. County's top home sales

    Off-market action heats up L.A. County's top home sales

    Sales of $10 million or more have been the big-ticket items on the Westside as of late, with Beverly Hills seeing the bulk of the action. Among the movers and shakers were a pair of television executives, who both completed deals outside the Multiple Listing Service. Here’s a look at the priciest...

  • Tom Cruise completes his mission to sell in Beverly Hills

    Tom Cruise completes his mission to sell in Beverly Hills

    Tom Cruise has a reputation for over-the-top stunts and high-octane action, but his recent home sale can best be described as under-the-radar. The box-office star sold his home in Beverly Hills for $38 million, property records show. The acre-plus estate quietly came up for sale last year with...

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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