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Hot Property from Hollywood

  • Paris and Nicky Hilton's childhood home in Bel-Air is for sale at $7.25 million

    Paris and Nicky Hilton's childhood home in Bel-Air is for sale at $7.25 million

    The early childhood home of socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton has come on the market in Bel-Air for $7.25 million. The stately Traditional, built in 1931, was owned by family patriarch Rick Hilton, a grandson of hotelier Conrad Hilton, from 1980 until the early 1990s. Hilton sold the property in...

  • Actor Lyle Waggoner finds an oceanfront spot in Oxnard’s Mandalay Beach

    Actor Lyle Waggoner finds an oceanfront spot in Oxnard’s Mandalay Beach

    Actor and sculptor Lyle Waggoner, who spent eight years on “The Carol Burnett Show,” has bought an oceanfront home in the Mandalay Beach area of Oxnard for $3.925 million. The three-story house, built last year, has a contemporary yet casual vibe with light wood floors, paneled wall fireplaces...

  • NBA veteran Tyson Chandler sells the Riverside home he bought his rookie year

    NBA veteran Tyson Chandler sells the Riverside home he bought his rookie year

    NBA All-Star Tyson Chandler has sold a home in Riverside for $798,000. Chandler, a two-time California Mr. Basketball at Dominguez High in Compton, closed sale on the two-story in 2001 — shortly after he was taken second overall in that year’s draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and promptly traded...

  • My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way lists his Highland Park home for sale

    My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way lists his Highland Park home for sale

    Singer-songwriter Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and his wife, Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn-Z, have put their home in Highland Park up for sale at $1.195 million. Formerly a rundown duplex, the two-story Midcentury received a complete overhaul compliments of HabHouse two years ago that...

  • Home of the Day: History and hospitality on Grand Avenue in Pasadena

    Home of the Day: History and hospitality on Grand Avenue in Pasadena

    Once featured in a 1970s issue of Architectural Digest, this stately Spanish Colonial in Pasadena is a replica of the governor’s mansion in the city of Antigua, Guatemala. Set up from the street on a corner lot, the 1938 estate is the definition of a Southern California classic. Old World details...

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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