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  • Tony 'Birds Streets' perch takes in stellar city views

    Tony 'Birds Streets' perch takes in stellar city views

    Crisp and clean-lined exteriors and interiors unite this reimagined contemporary home in Hollywood Hills West.  Glass walls fold away to connect the light and bright indoor and outdoor living areas. Views stretch from the ocean to downtown Los Angeles.  Address: 1517 Oriole Lane, Los Angeles 90069...

  • Screenwriter Allan Loeb sells ocean-view penthouse in Venice for $3.6 million

    Screenwriter Allan Loeb sells ocean-view penthouse in Venice for $3.6 million

    Hollywood writer and producer Allan Loeb, who penned the screenplay for the upcoming film “The Space Between Us,” has sold his ocean-view space in Venice for $3.6 million. The 2,300-square-foot penthouse in the Marina Peninsula area came on the market in November for $3.695 million and was pending...

  • 'This Is Us' star Mandy Moore snags a Midcentury home with a view in Pasadena

    'This Is Us' star Mandy Moore snags a Midcentury home with a view in Pasadena

    Actress and singer Mandy Moore, who last year sold her home in Los Feliz, has recast herself as a Pasadena resident. She’s bought a home in the Linda Vista area for about $2.56 million, according to sources not publicly authorized to comment on the sale. Designed by noted architect Harold Zook,...

  • Napa Valley winery estate includes acres of vineyards and a $7.2-million inventory

    Napa Valley winery estate includes acres of vineyards and a $7.2-million inventory

    This gated St. Helena estate includes seven acres of vineyards and a $7.2-million inventory of Robert Parker wine. In addition to the Italianate main house, there’s a swimming pool, a guest house and a 2.25-acre graded home site. The 40-acre property takes in long-range views of the Napa Valley. ...

  • Barack Obama lands in familiar Rancho Mirage as Donald Trump enters White House

    Barack Obama lands in familiar Rancho Mirage as Donald Trump enters White House

    As new commander in chief Donald Trump settles into the White House, former resident and President Barack Obama has touched down in Southern California’s Coachella Valley. Obama and his wife, Michelle, on Friday arrived at Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage, an affluent community near Palm Springs,...

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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