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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is ready to play ball for Redondo Beach home

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who earlier this year moved down the Southern California coastline, has put his home in Redondo Beach in play at $2.35 million. Built in 2008, the upgraded two-story home displays elements of both East Coast traditional and Craftsman style. Tapered columns...

Before and After: Grandmotherly Westwood cottage gets a modern makeover that is age-appropriate

With its flowery furniture and pink-tiled fireplace, the quaint two-bedroom, one-bathroom Westwood cottage struck real estate investor George Gonzalez as grandmotherly when he spotted it on Redfin. “It just felt so dated,” Gonzalez said of the 1925 home, which he purchased for $1.375 million in...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Granada Hills is satisfied with its suburban status, thank you very much

Named after the city in southern Spain, Granada Hills was originally marketed as a rabbit-raising community, with developers even adding hutches to the initial batch of homes in the 1920s. Although the land on which the neighborhood sits is just a few miles from Mission San Fernando Rey de España...

What $300,000 buys right now in three San Bernardino County communities

Here’s a look at what roughly $300,000 buys right now in the Big Bear City, Rialto and Fontana communities in San Bernardino County. BIG BEAR CITY: This two-story spot set in Pinewood Estates looks right at home in nature with its wood-accented interior and treetop views. Address: 453 Ashwood Drive,...

Beverly Hills home of Detroit Tigers great Hank Greenberg pulls in $7.75 million

The former home of Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Greenberg has sold in Beverly Hills for $7.75 million. The gated estate, sitting on a cul-de-sac near Franklin Canyon Reservoir, was pending sale in mid-December and closed in about a month and a half, according to the Multiple Listing Service....

Former MLB closer Robb Nen hopes to strike a deal for Lake Havasu retreat

Former San Francisco Giants reliever Robb Nen, who earned three All-Star nods during his time with the team, is ready to close a deal for his Lake Havasu, Ariz., home. He’s put the three-bedroom spread back on the market for $1,174,900. Built in 2005, the house sits on a quarter-acre lot in the...

Rob Reiner’s former home in Beverly Hills brings in $3.925 million

A former home of Rob Reiner, the Hollywood juggernaut who directed such films as “A Few Good Men” and “The Princess Bride,” has sold in Beverly Hills for $3.925 million. The three-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home, described in the listing as a “Connecticut carriage house,” was on and off the market for...

Rob Zombie's onetime lair was among the priciest homes sold last year in Hancock Park

Named after the Hancock family, who made a fortune by selling plots of land once their oil derricks ran dry, Hancock Park became a hot spot during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Now, the upscale area between Wilshire Boulevard and Melrose Avenue plays home to diverse groups of people, and its streets...

‘X-Men’ cinematographer sells longtime Malibu home for $6.4 million

Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, whose long list of films includes “The Usual Suspects” and the “X-Men” franchise, has sold his Malibu home of more than a decade for $6.4 million. With nearly 50 feet of frontage on Las Flores Beach and multiple balconies to take advantage of the views, the...

For $20 million, enjoy some alone time on a 700-acre island paradise in the Bahamas

For most people seeking a getaway, spending a week on the beach does the trick. For the select few with $20 million to spend and the urge for a more dramatic solution, this 700-acre private island could be the answer. Located in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas, which sit about 150 miles east of...

Fancy spec homes were in high demand last year in Hollywood Hills West

Once characterized by bears, coyotes and a few hunting cabins, Hollywood Hills West eventually gained a reputation as a hot spot for musicians and movie stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The hillside homes now vary from 1920s Spanish-style homes to contemporary showplaces, but the spectacular...

Former Dodger Zack Greinke is ready to give up a base in Studio City

Major league pitcher and former Dodger Zack Greinke has put his two-structure compound in Studio City on the market for $7.55 million. He bought the home five years ago for $4.575 million, records show. Set on a leafy foothill lot of more than an acre, the gated Craftsman estate was designed by...

Home of the Week: Bel-Air home by Richard Neutra is polished to perfection

Known as the Hammerman Residence, this Richard Neutra-designed home expands on its modernist roots with a mix of sleek and contemporary notes that start at the floating staircase beyond the front door. Eye-catching elements include chrome countertops in the kitchen and a stainless-steel-finished...

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ alum Kim Raver lists her modern Venice home for sale

Actress Kim Raver, known for her roles on the television dramas “24” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and her husband, director Manu Boyer, have listed their home in Venice for sale at $3.699 million. Designed by architect Lise Claiborne Matthews, the multilevel house mixes modern design features with industrial...

Weezer’s Scott Shriner hopes for a sellout in the Silver Lake housing market

Say it ain’t so: Weezer’s Scott Shriner is selling his modern treehouse in Silver Lake. The band’s longtime bassist has listed the stylish three-bedroom spot for $2.149 million. That’s a nice little uptick from when he bought the home in 2014 for $1.725 million, records show. Entered through a...

Neighborhood Spotlight: San Gabriel's historical past is present amid continuing evolution

For thousands of years, the land where the city of San Gabriel now sits was the home of the Tongva people. Their territory stretched westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean and from the San Fernando Valley to present-day Orange County. The Tongva first met the vanguard of the Spanish conquest...

New lending limits helps Phoenix home buyers

New FHA loan limits for Phoenix market Have you heard the good news about the latest changes to the FHA Loan Limits for Phoenix and the Maricopa County area? And if you have, do you know what they mean for the Phoenix real estate market? The good news is you can now borrow more money in […] Originally posted on Phoenix Real Estate Guy. Show More Summary

Music publisher finds a buyer for Glendale compound in 'Detour' actress Natalie Zea

Music industry veteran Henry Marx has sold his compound in the Verdugo Woodlands area of Glendale to actors Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt for $2.15 million, records show. The Spanish-style home, built in 1926, is full of character and romantic details such as the vaulted ceilings with exposed...

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante ready to release Venice pad

John Frusciante, former guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has listed a house he owns through a trust for sale in Venice at $2.899 million. The canal-fronting bungalow, built in 1924, is heavy on charm with such features as a bay window seat, stained-glass windows that flank the fireplace...

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