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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...

Hot Property from Hollywood

  • Actress Glenn Close brings bucolic New York farmhouse to market

    Actress Glenn Close brings bucolic New York farmhouse to market

    Glenn Close is looking for some action in Bedford Hills, a quaint hamlet in the town of Bedford, N.Y. The Oscar-nominated actress has put a farmhouse she owns in a trust on the market for $3.6 million, records show. Providing a sharp contrast to city life, the pastoral estate spans 10 grassy acres...

  • R&B hitmaker Brian McKnight lists Chatsworth home with a view

    R&B hitmaker Brian McKnight lists Chatsworth home with a view

    R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight has put his longtime home in a gated Chatsworth community up for sale at $1.799 million. Owned by the crooner for about two decades, the Mediterranean-style house is sharply dressed in monochromatic tones. A glass front door yields to a two-story entry with...

  • Actor Rhys Darby’s Colfax Meadows home fetches $2.16 million

    Actor Rhys Darby’s Colfax Meadows home fetches $2.16 million

    Actor-comedian Rhys Darby has wrapped up a deal in Studio City, selling his Cape Cod-style estate in the Colfax Meadows neighborhood for $2.165 million. He paid $1.885 million for the place four years ago, records show. The facade features tan shingles and panels. Past a covered front porch, the...

  • Westwood penthouse fetches a 2019-high $13.335 million

    Westwood penthouse fetches a 2019-high $13.335 million

    The bar has just been raised in Remington, an amenity-filled high-rise in Westwood Village. A two-story penthouse that sits atop the building has sold for $13.335 million. That’s the most expensive condominium sale in Los Angeles County this year and the priciest since November, when married couple...

  • Russell Westbrook shoots for $6 million in Beverly Crest

    Russell Westbrook shoots for $6 million in Beverly Crest

    NBA superstar Russell Westbrook, who last year splashed out $19.75 million for a newly built home in Brentwood, has put his other place in the Beverly Crest area up for sale at $5.995 million, records show. The two-story contemporary, once owned by “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personality...

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