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  • Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sells Morgan Hill, Calif., home at a loss

    Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sells Morgan Hill, Calif., home at a loss

    Former professional football player Dana Stubblefield has sold his home in Morgan Hill, a city in Santa Clara County, for $1.09 million. Stubblefield, who made three Pro Bowl teams as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, was charged Monday by the Santa Clara County district attorney's office with...

  • Atticus Ross lists rustic Laurel Canyon home with a pair recording studios for sale

    Atticus Ross lists rustic Laurel Canyon home with a pair recording studios for sale

    Oscar-winning composer and music producer Atticus Ross and his wife, composer Claudia Sarne, are looking to drum up interest for their longtime home in Hollywood Hills West. They’ve put the rustic three-story, which features a pair of recording studios, among other things, up for sale at $1.695...

  • Actor Thomas Middleditch finds a home with history in Hollywood Hills

    Actor Thomas Middleditch finds a home with history in Hollywood Hills

    Actor, writer and comedian Thomas Middleditch, who stars in the HBO series “Silicon Valley,” has bought a house in Hollywood Hills for $1.5 million. Set up from the street behind fences and mature trees, the 1920s French villa-style home was once owned by Emmy-winning art director Charles Lisanby...

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme gets $7.25 million for his trophy home in Marina del Rey

    Jean-Claude Van Damme gets $7.25 million for his trophy home in Marina del Rey

    Actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme has made a clean split from his home in Marina Del Rey, selling the canal-front property for $7.25 million. The custom three-story with cityscape and ocean views came up for sale a year ago for about $10 million and was more recently priced at $7.949...

  • Home of the Day: Finessing a French accent

    Home of the Day: Finessing a French accent

    Flowering vines twine above the garden entrance to this Hollywood Hills West home inspired by the south of France. Provencal interpretation is evident in a range of details: French doors that line upper and lower decks, classic hand-hewn beams and a living-room fireplace lined with 200-year-old...

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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