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  • Weekend tour: A fresh look in San Pedro

    Weekend tour: A fresh look in San Pedro

    Set on a corner lot in the South Shores area, this new-look contemporary pairs high-end finishes with indoor-outdoor spaces for a light and airy aesthetic. Eye-catching details include swiveling glass doors, a glass-enclosed wine rack and a wall fireplace done in white Valentino marble. Fire and...

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home

    'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home

    It's in with the new and out with a bang for Johnny Galecki. "The Big Bang Theory" star, who bought a pedigreed home from action film star Jason Statham last year, has put his old house in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $1.995 million. The 1950s bungalow sits on more than a third of an...

  • English Tudor with a modern makeover in Santa Monica

    English Tudor with a modern makeover in Santa Monica

    This 1920s English Tudor in Santa Monica retains its vintage good looks while incorporating such contemporary details as distressed herringbone wood floors, bold light fixtures and mix of marble finishes. Rows of glass doors open to an outdoor living area to bring together interior and exterior...

  • Home of the Day: A Tuscan-inspired estate in Solvang

    Home of the Day: A Tuscan-inspired estate in Solvang

    This newly built Tuscan-style estate in the Santa Ynez Valley offers a taste of the Old World with 150-year-old hand-hewn oak beams, limestone floors and walls done in Marmorino and Venetian plaster. A courtyard with a bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven invite outdoor entertaining,...

  • Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz expands his territory in Bel-Air

    Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz expands his territory in Bel-Air

    Daryl Katz, the billionaire owner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey franchise, has bought a house in Bel-Air for $9.1 million. The seller was Henry Morton, the son of hotelier Peter Morton. Tucked behind chrome gates on about one-third of an acre, the late 1950s Midcentury residence was once owned...

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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