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Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya lands a condo in Pasadena for $2.65 million

Oscar De La Hoya, the former boxing champion and Golden Boy Promotions chairman, has bought a condominium in downtown Pasadena for $2.65 million. Found within the Montana building, the single-story unit has high ceilings, polished stone and hardwood floors and gallery walls that run the length...

Golfer Fred Couples takes another swing at selling La Quinta home

Former Masters Tournament champion Fred Couples has put his desert home in La Quinta back on the market for $3.75 million, down from $3.95 million a year ago. Sitting on about half an acre in the prestigious Madison Club, the Mediterranean villa-style home combines classic and contemporary elements....

Off with a bang? L.A. County sees two sales of $30 million or more in early February

The high-end market may have been slow to develop in 2016, but it is already off to a brisk start this year. L.A. County has seen eight sales of $20 million or more through the first six weeks of 2017. Among them are two properties in Bel-Air that recently traded hands at $30 million or more. Here’s...

Expanded Traditional home in Bel-Air builds on '30s roots

This Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial Revival house in Bel-Air has all the hallmarks of a Gerard Colcord design: honey-colored fieldstone, asymmetrical rooflines and intimate living spaces. Expanded since originally built, the home retains its exposed wood beams, peg-and-groove floors and large fireplaces....

Homes in Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Solvang for around $750,000

How much house does around $750,000 buy in the Santa Barbara County housing market? In Lompoc, a recently built four-bedroom; in Santa Barbara, a downtown-area cottage; and in Solvang, an updated ranch-style home. Here’s a more detailed look: LOMPOC: An updated kitchen and master bathroom are among...

'Downton Abbey's' Allen Leech finds a scenic spot in Studio City to manage

Actor Allen Leech, known for his role as chauffeur turned estate manager Tom Branson on “Downton Abbey,” has bought a home in Studio City for about $1.175 million, property records show. Tucked away amid trees on a hillside, the remodeled retreat of more than half an acre is reached by a long,...

From Contract to Close in Four Days

Every once in a while, you get someone who asks how long it takes for a home to close escrow. For the most part, we have to use the old, “it depends” answer. Basically, we say that because it really does depend on a lot of things. Last week, we had a closing that took […] Originally posted on Phoenix Real Estate Guy. Show More Summary

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sells Bay Area home for $2.3 million

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has sold her home in Palo Alto for $2.3 million. The property, which includes a main house and separate cottage, came to market in January for $2.35 million and went from pending to sold in about a month, according to Redfin. Property records show...

Stephen Dorff seeks $8.45 million for midcentury home on La Costa Beach

Actor Stephen Dorff, known for his roles in “Backbeat” and “Blade,” has put his longtime home in Malibu on the market for $8.45 million. Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the midcentury modern-style two-story sits on 40 feet of oceanfront on La Costa Beach with panoramic views up and...

'DWTS' judge Bruno Tonioli gives high marks to West Hollywood contemporary

Dancer-choreographer-television personality Bruno Tonioli of “Dancing With the Stars” has bought a home in West Hollywood for $2.825 million. Tucked behind fences and privacy hedges, the two-story contemporary boasts an open-area floor plan and sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. Street-facing...

'Grey's Anatomy' alum Sara Ramirez cuts loose of Echo Park homes

Actress Sara Ramirez, known for her decade-long run on the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” has sold her home in Echo Park for $1.4 million. Entered from a short drive, the corner-lot property includes a multi-level main house and a separate guest house. The main house, built in the 1970s and since...

Courtyard-style Hacienda opens to a pool and sweeping views in Palm Springs

This walled and gated desert dwelling in Palm Springs contains an oasis of its own. Rooms in the 1936 Spanish hacienda-style home face an expansive swimming pool area that takes in views of the surrounding mountainsides. At the heart of the single-story home is an over-sized great room with an...

Warren Buffett seeks $11 million for Laguna Beach home he bought in 1971

Warren Buffett is ready to cash in a nearly five-decade-old investment. The 86-year-old business magnate has listed an ocean-view home in Laguna Beach for sale at $11 million. That’s quite a mark-up from the $150,000 Buffett paid for the property in 1971, property records show. The multilevel home,...

A Palm Desert retreat right out of the Sultan of Swoon's handbook

Singer Frank Sinatra’s Villa Maggio getaway takes in panoramic views from its perch above the Coachella Valley. The Palm Desert retreat includes three houses, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a helipad for quick trips to or from Hollywood. The 7.5-acre site has room to park 24 vehicles — that...

My Favorite Room: Ross Mathews plays host with a lot of whimsy and a sprinkling of Liberace

Fourteen years ago, Ross Mathews visited sunny Palm Springs for the first time and thought: “This is my mother ship.” The television personality pledged to live there one day, and last year, he and his partner, fashion stylist and interior designer Salvador Camarena, purchased a pied-à-terre in...

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn let go of longtime Pacific Palisades home

Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have sold their Pacific Palisades home of more than a decade for $6.9 million. The Georgian traditional-style home, built in 1951 and since updated, retains its classic curb appeal, with slender columns, ivy-covered siding and brickwork. An ornate frontispiece...

A double feature in Rancho Mirage

Repeating arches and ornamental flourishes take center stage at this grand Mediterranean in a guard-gated enclave in Rancho Mirage. Known as Casa Bella, the estate boasts such features as a playhouse-inspired theater complete with balcony seating. For the second act, wraparound loggias open to...

Hot Property: To everything there is a season

Turn! Turn! Turn! Wannabe home buyers are out there kicking tires — or, more accurately, turning on faucets, lights and garbage disposals as they size up houses for sale. And sellers are ready for them. This week’s lineup of notables includes longtime Hollywood stars, captains of industry and sports...

French government lists property in Ivanka Trump's D.C. neighborhood for $5.6 million

In Los Angeles, celebrity- and tycoon-packed areas include Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Malibu’s Broad Beach. But across the country, it’s Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood that boasts both star and political power. Over the past year, new residents such as the Obamas, Jeff Bezos and...

This week in Phoenix – 1

This is our first attempt at “This week in Phoenix.” We will have a new column each Friday that sums up some important and some just interesting things going on in Phoenix. Some will be real estate related, but some weeks could very well have no real estate-related content. Show More Summary

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