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Will Hurricane Irma’s near miss sink Miami real estate prices?

After a nerve-racking week of waiting and watching, South Florida was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma’s 185 mph winds. It’s too soon to tell if Irma will have any substantial impact on South Florida real estate. Empirical evidence will take a few months to show whether the storm scared away potential buyers in significant [...]

Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles House Sells for $7.25 Million

The only home Marilyn Monroe ever owned and where she died of an apparent overdose in 1962 has sold in Los Angeles for $7.25 million. Mansion Global was the first to report when the 2,600-square-foot hacienda hit the market in April. The icon’s former home sold for $350,000 above asking price and sold in less than 10 [...]

Paul McClean on his “wild” ride to prominence and that $500M spec home

Irish architect is designing Nile Niami giga-mansion Ireland-born architect Paul McClean has become somewhat synonymous with the high-end housing boom in Los Angeles. While he was undoubtedly prolific before — designing homes for celebrities and high-net-worth buyers that include Clavin Klein and the Winklevoss Twins — McClean became a household name last year after it [...]

Star Broker or Not? Decision Comes Down to Deciding Who Can Get the Job Done

In luxury real estate, any type of branding, from the name of the building to the attached star architect, developer or designer, can add value and help drive sales. But what’s the impact of a star broker when it comes to buying or selling a property? That depends on how the broker made a name for him or herself, [...]

Compass broker Tomer Fridman to star in new Kardashian real estate show

Real estate agent to the stars Tomer Fridman and Scott Disick of “Keeping up with the Kardashian” fame are partnering up to star in a reality show centered around house flipping. The show is tentatively being called “Royally Flipped” and the pilot is already in the works, featuring homes in Malibu and the San Fernando [...]

West Hollywood is Los Angeles’s Shabby Chic Neighborhood

Liberal, stylish and at times hedonistic, West Hollywood is famous for its all-night entertainment, youthful culture, beautiful people and palm tree-lined streets with views of the iconic Hollywood sign. The boundaries Situated in the heart of Los Angeles County, West Hollywood (or WeHo as it’s called) is between Beverly Hills and East Hollywood, and it [...]

Balthazar Getty Relists Modern L.A. Home, Asking Almost $10M

The actor and oil heir had owned it since 2003 Balthazar Getty has just relisted his Los Angeles mansion for just shy of $10 million. The 42-year-old “Brothers & Sisters” actor and oil heir and his wife, fashion designer Rosetta Getty, are selling their six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot mansion on Solar Drive, which they’ve owned since 2003, [...]

Is Angelina Jolie buying Cecil B. DeMille’s stunning Los Feliz estate?

Located in gated Laughlin Park, the house is listed for nearly $25 million For years, actress Angelina Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt lived in a home in Los Feliz’s chic Oaks neighborhood, and now, even though the couple is divorcing, it appears Jolie is staying in the area. Varietyhears that the Maleficent actress has made an offer on the [...]

Jane Fonda Buys Los Angeles Townhome

Actress Jane Fonda has paid $5.45 million for a four-bedroom townhome in Los Angeles, according to listing agent Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland. The Oscar-winning actress purchased one of a group of 10 newly constructed townhouses in a guard-gated community in the Century City neighborhood, Ms. Smith said. Ms. Fonda’s unit has four bedrooms [...]

Meet the Millennial Marketing LA’s Luxury Mansions Like Hollywood Movies

The luxury real estate market in Los Angeles ranks as one of the most fiercely competitive in the world, with firms large and small all vying for top listings in coveted locations. Yet real estate developers looking to get the word out about a glossy new home listing or gleaming condo tower are increasingly turning to one [...]