Archive for June, 2011

Hot Tips for LA Buyers

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Los Angeles real estate is one of the hottest in the nation. So being an educated buyer is important. You may think that shopping for homes starts with jumping in the car and driving all over town. And it’s true that viewing homes is probably the most exciting part of the home-buying process. However, […]

10 Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Los Angeles is one of the busiest and most popular cities in California and falls in at second most popular in the United States vs. NYC. It is rich in history and culture. The Film industry really helped define this city in so many ways that it is only natural that a lot of the […]

Top 20 Searched Real Estate Markets: May 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

20. Greater San Antonio – Real estate in San Antonio moved up four positions in search rank from April to May. This southwest capitol’s median list price of $179,000 was lower than the national median list price of $188,900. 19. Miami, FL metropolitan area – Miami saw median list prices rise after a tough recession with […]

When a High End Real Estate Deal Goes Bad… You Get this Little Fiasco

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Scattered across 540 acres of San Diego County hills and ravines, the 235 opulent homes of the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe flank a private golf course and country club with tile-roofed towers inspired by Tuscan villages. The placid panorama belies decades of bruising battles among the project’s developers. The cast includes home-building titan Lennar […]

America Ferrera Moving Out of Hollywood Hills Home

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Actress America Ferrera, best known for her work on the television show Ugly Betty, is hoping to load the moving truck and say goodbye to her Hollywood Hills home, according to AOL Real Estate. This is the second time Ferrera has listed the property, which she purchased in 2008. The home is located in the […]

Spelling Mansion SOLD to British heiress

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The massive Los Angeles mansion built by the late television magnate Aaron Spelling is under contract to be sold to a British heiress. Beverly Hills real estate brokerage firm Hilton & Hyland on Wednesday confirmed the sale to 22-year-old Petra Ecclestone. The home had been listed for two years at $150 million. The brokerage firm […]

June Housing Update 2011

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The U.S. housing market continues its gradual and uneven progress, despite the expiration of the home buyer tax credit. The remarkable rebound in housing activities from the initial drop following the end of the home buyer tax credit this past July adds to the belief that the risk of a double-dip downturn in housing may […]

Spectacular Hollywood Hills Home | FOR SALE!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Hollywood is known for its glitz and its glam, and when homes exist like this, it’s no wonder why. This stunning home, situated in the beautiful Hollywood Hills, overlooks the city lights of Los Angeles from its gorgeous infinity pool. Its asking price of $10 million holds a bit of contention amongst Hollywood area real […]

House of the Day: Converted Military Base Listed at $6.3M

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

We just love the mystery and intrigue that surrounds this 53,000-square foot (yes, you read that right) Hollywood Hills house that once functioned as a secret research facility for the military. Now a private residence, it is listed for sale at $6.3 million. This is one of those legendary properties where it’s hard to say […]

Americans’ Home Equity Hits Near Record Lows

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

In this June 3, 2011 photo, members of the Home Defenders League rally in front of the Bank Of America in San Jose, Calif. The Obama administration is blaming the three largest U.S. mortgage lenders for the failures of its foreclosure-prevention program. It says they’ve done little to help people at risk of losing their […]