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  • Bel-Air home built for child actress Jane Withers is up for sale at $6 million

    Bel-Air home built for child actress Jane Withers is up for sale at $6 million

    A Bel-Air home built for actress Jane Withers, known for her pairing with Shirley Temple in the film "Bright Eyes," has come on the market at $6 million. Tucked behind hedges on about half an acre, the 1936 classic has a brick walkway that leads through a breezeway and up to the black-painted front...

  • On top of the world in Venice's Silver Triangle area

    On top of the world in Venice's Silver Triangle area

    A multi-dimensional stone entry sets the stage at this newly built contemporary home. Inside, designer Bruce Tucker has used walls of glass and skylights to flood the clean-lined house with abundant light and views. Floating stairs rise to an upper-level master suite.  Address: 2413 Wilson Ave.,...

  • Monterey Colonial by Roland Coate sits in the original Busch Gardens

    Monterey Colonial by Roland Coate sits in the original Busch Gardens

    This Monterey Colonial, designed by Roland E. Coate, is rooted in Pasadena tradition. The stately two-story sits on what was once part of Busch Gardens, a park built more than a century ago by brewing magnate Adolphus Busch. Fittingly, a feature of the 1950s home is a balcony embellished in lacy...

  • Sportscaster Jim Rome seeks $14 million for his custom digs in Shady Canyon

    Sportscaster Jim Rome seeks $14 million for his custom digs in Shady Canyon

    Jim Rome, host of the syndicated sports radio show “The Jim Rome Show,” is ready to turn the dial on his home in Irvine, listing the custom-built mansion for sale at $13.995 million. The Italian villa-style home, built in 2007, sits on nearly an acre in the Shady Canyon community. Outdoors it includes...

  • 'Real Housewife' Lea Black lists her polished pad in Hollywood Hills West

    'Real Housewife' Lea Black lists her polished pad in Hollywood Hills West

    Another day, another “Real Housewife” is making a real estate move in L.A. This time it’s Lea Black of “Real Housewives of Miami” and her husband, attorney Roy Black, who have put their home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $2.895 million. Built in 1959 and since renovated, the Midcentury...

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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