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  • In L.A., a walkable neighborhood comes at a price

    In L.A., a walkable neighborhood comes at a price

    Nobody walks in L.A., as the saying goes. But many people want to and will pay more to live in more walkable neighborhoods where they can stroll to work, shops and restaurants from home. It’s a rare luxury in most metropolitan areas and one worth thousands of dollars on average, according to new...

  • Former vacation home of Brigitte Bardot is for sale in southeastern France

    Former vacation home of Brigitte Bardot is for sale in southeastern France

    The former vacation home of French actress-singer-model Brigitte Bardot is for sale for about $5.65 million. Found within walking distance of the village of Peymeinade, in the hills overlooking the French Riviera, the stone-lined residence is where Bardot retreated to in her early 20s after divorcing...

  • Studio veteran Chris McGurk seeks $7.95 million for modern Malibu home

    Studio veteran Chris McGurk seeks $7.95 million for modern Malibu home

    Studio veteran Chris McGurk is ready to make another change to his home lineup. The chief executive of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., who quietly sold his Beverly Hills estate for $16 million earlier this year, has put his Malibu home back on the market for $7.95 million. Sitting on 65 feet of...

  • Former Kings coach George Karl sells his home in Sacramento’s Arden Park

    Former Kings coach George Karl sells his home in Sacramento’s Arden Park

    Veteran basketball coach George Karl, who was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Sacramento Kings this year, has sold his home in Sacramento for $910,000. Karl was given a four-year deal with the Kings in February 2015 and bought the remodeled two-story in the Arden Park neighborhood that...

  • Home of the Day: Swing from the rafters in this artsy Venice Beach bungalow

    Home of the Day: Swing from the rafters in this artsy Venice Beach bungalow

    A dramatic triangular wood-beam ceiling gives this Venice bungalow the feel of a fancy attic. Not only does it look cool, but the ceiling also serves a whimsical purpose: A pink rope swing hangs from one of the exposed rafters in the living room. Outside, however, the home takes on an artsy vibe,...

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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