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For Sale: Eve Mendes' Eclectic 'Starter' House

Zillow By Laura Vecsey Turning 40 must have sparked some desire to clean house for Eva Mendes. That may or may not mean that the actress has booted her beau Ryan Gosling from her nest. The pair have been reportedly going through a rough spot, but recent pictures show Gosling hanging out at the Hollywood Hills home... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Perfect Party Pad -- Convertible to a Workspace

Zillow By ​Catherine Sherman Photographer Richard Franklin's memorable home -- that featured a stripper pole in the shower and a two-story disco -- has gone through major changes since he listed it in 2012. According to the home's new listing agent, Nathaniel Pitchon-Getzels of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the home... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Ed Hardy Designer's Boldly Redone Tudor Home

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey A flair for the dramatic has defined the style -- and lifestyle -- of designer Christian Audigier. So it stands to reason that his Los Angeles-area home exemplifies the native Frenchman's bold ways. After years of listing the house for lease, the 55-year-old Audigier (right) is looking to... Continue Reading »

George Lopez Reportedly Buys in LA's Los Feliz Neighborhood

Zillow By Laura Vecsey With a new show set to air March 6 on FX called "Saint George," it's good to know that comedian George Lopez has a heavenly place to chill out when he's not on set. According to The Real Estalker, Lopez bought the $2.67 million home in the star-studded Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles back in... Continue Reading »

Google Chairman Buys Chateau Across From Playboy Mansion, Report Says

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey Google Gregory Peck and you'll find out that after the elegant actor passed away in 2003, his widow, Veronique Peck, moved into a sumptuous estate in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Now, two years after her death in 2012, the report is that Google exec has just bought the place. If the... Continue Reading »

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Reportedly List Bel Air Home

Zillow AP By Catherine Sherman Celebrities like their privacy, but singer Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon (right) also put a premium on entertaining space. The couple's home in Los Angeles' Bel Air community has a double-gated entrance with room to park more than 20 cars and space to accommodate hundreds of... Continue Reading »

Kelly Osbourne Lists Hollywood Blvd. Home for $1.349 Million

Zillow Shutterstock By Laura Vecsey She's come a long way since her debut as the "potty-mouthed spitfire" on her family's reality TV show "The Osbournes." Now Kelly Osbourne is looking to put some of her past behind her, including an adorable abode she no longer wants. Osbourne has listed her 1,250-square-foot home at... Continue Reading »

Michael C. Hall Sells Hollywood Hills House for $2.1 Million

Zillow AOL By Laura Vecsey He may play a serial killer on TV, but in real life, Michael C. Hall would rather buy and sell stellar houses in Los Angeles. The "Dexter" star (right) has just sold his Hollywood Hills home for $2.1 million. The 1920s Spanish-style estate was originally built for British actor Ronald Colman,... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Christina Ricci Lists House in L.A.'s Los Feliz

Zillow By Laura Vecsey What's Christina Ricci up to these days? Well, in addition to acting, the actress has been setting the Internet afire with a weirdly interesting new hobby: Shoving herself into small spaces. It's even become a verb, and a hashtag: #Riccing. Ricci has made some other interesting moves, although... Continue Reading »

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Buy Next Door to Hefner

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey And the winner is ... Ellen DeGeneres! The well-liked entertainer and host of this year's Academy Awards ceremony show has apparently spent some of her handsome fees on one of the most prized homes in all of Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times, DeGeneres has made off with Brody... Continue Reading »

Robert Pattinson Sells Home He Shared With Kristen Stewart

Zillow By Laura Vecsey The end of this movie is now scripted. The Los Feliz home that Robert Pattinson shared with "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart has been sold. The secluded 1922 abode fetched the British-born actor $6.375 million. In 2011, Pattinson paid $6.275 million for the mansion, which was the former home of... Continue Reading »

Venus Williams Lists Hollywood House for Less Than She Paid

Zillow By Laura Vecsey Venus Williams' stellar globetrotting career has allowed the tennis champion to incorporate the colors, textures and design styles from all around the world in her fashion and interior design empires. But the real hallmark of this sophisticated designer might be the utter restraint Williams used... Continue Reading »

Healthiest Housing Markets Report: The West Leads the Rest

Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press By Cory Hopkins According to the newly released Zillow Market Health Index, the nation's healthiest housing markets in October were clustered in California and the rest of the West. Zillow's Market Health Index, calculated on a scale from 0 to 10, is a new measure designed to illustrate... Continue Reading »

Hollywood Park Race Track Closes to Make Way for Housing Development

Jae C. Hong/The Associated Press By Beth Harris INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Fans crowded into Betfair Hollywood Park for the last time Sunday. The track closed for good after the day's 11 races, ending 75 years of racing that featured such thoroughbred stars as Seabiscuit, Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew and... Continue Reading »

Barry Bonds' Goes Public With Home Sale, and Trims the Price

The Agency via Zillow By Erika Riggs AP Pocket listings -- where homes aren't marketed publicly on the MLS -- are fairly common in high-end real estate. This tactic was used with Madonna's L.A. home; Simon Cowell's house is currently being floated as a $20 million pocket listing; and in January, Barry Bonds' Beverly... Continue Reading »

For Sale in L.A.: Rumored Rental Home of Beatles, David Hockney

Zillow By Erika Riggs In Los Angeles, real estate often stays in the celebrity family. If one celeb lives in a home, chances are another will follow suit. Such seems the case with an English-style home at 1385 Miller Place in the Hollywood Hills that's listed for sale at $2.495 million. The charming house reputedly... Continue Reading »

Chinese Buyers Flood U.S. Housing Market

By Les Christie Flush with cash, Chinese homebuyers are flooding into the U.S. housing market, and paying top dollar. "The Chinese came out really huge in the past year," said Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, a New York-based appraiser. Chinese buyers accounted for 18 percent of the $68.2 billion that foreigners spent... Continue Reading »

Jessica Simpson Lists Beverly Hills Home for $8 Million (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman When Jessica Simpson bought Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's former Hidden Hills mansion in March, she was in full mom mode, making space for 9-month-old daughter Maxwell and baby No. 2. Now with her summer due date fast approaching, Simpson is saying goodbye to her Beverly Hills bachelorette pad for... Continue Reading »

Kat Von D Lists Her Gothic Home in Los Angeles (House of the Day)

By Cristin Zweig Kat Von D, the most famous tatted up chick in America, is selling her gothic home in Los Angeles for $2.5 million. Kat Von D is known as much for her work as a tattoo artist and appearance on the reality show "LA Ink" as she is for her train wreck of a relationship with Sandra Bullock's philandering ex,... Continue Reading »

Hugh Hefner, Crystal Harris Buy First Matrimonial Home (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman Newlyweds Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris may need to set a price limit for exchanging gifts. Shortly after Harris made her husband a homemade gift for his 87th birthday, the Playboy magazine founder dropped $4.995 million on a Hollywood Hills mansion for the 27-year-old Playmate. The couple finally... Continue Reading »

'Biggest Loser' Trainer Jillian Michaels Lists LA Home (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs For sale: a home literally built on sweat and difficult workouts. Jillian Michaels, the raspy-voiced trainer who built a fitness empire through workout books, videos and starring on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," just listed her house for $2.45 million. The listing doesn't include an indoor gym in the... Continue Reading »

Eclectic LA Estate Has Sushi Bar, Fire Station and Aviary (House of the Day)

Mauricio Umansky has held the listing for Michael Jackson's final home, sold Lisa Vanderpump's massive mansion as well as the Wehba Mansion for $34.5 million. So when he says that he's never seen a property quite like Marmont Manor, you know the home must be unusual. "This is the coolest property I've been at, from a... Continue Reading »

Joaquin Phoenix Buys the Hollywood Hills House Next Door (House of the Day)

Eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix has purchased his next door neighbor's home for $1.39 million, as indicated by property records. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,511-square-foot home sits directly next to his existing property on top of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. His existing home was purchased in 2006 for... Continue Reading »

'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Is Flipping Her Beverly Hills Home (House of the Day)

By Cristin Zweig "Glee" starlet Naya Rivera is flipping her home in Beverly Hills, asking $2.1 million for a home she paid $1.475 million for a little more than a year ago. If she gets her full asking price, Naya is set to make $625,000, minus what she paid to remodel and market this stunner. This kind of return isn't... Continue Reading »

Lauren Conrad Buys Los Angeles Home for $3.745 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Turns out the Beverly Hills penthouse that Lauren Conrad bought last April was just a stepping stone for her next big real estate purchase. The former reality TV star, and now budding fashion and online entrepreneur, just picked up a classic estate in the high-end Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood for... Continue Reading »

Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke Drops $4.6 Million on New L.A. Home (House of the Day)

Zack Greinke's golden arm is making headlines yet again. This time, it's not for landing the starting pitcher a massive $147 million six-year contract with the L.A. Dodgers. It's also not for being the culprit behind last week's Dodger vs. Padre fight -- one of MLB's biggest brawls this year, which landed him on the... Continue Reading »

Playboy Bunny House in Los Angeles Hits Market for $11 Million

The Playboy Bunnies must be hopping off to live somewhere else because the famed Playboy Bunny house (just across the street from Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion) has just hit the market for $11 million. TMZ was the first to report that the scintillating home of Hefner's lovely ladies is up for sale, then Omg! and The Real... Continue Reading »

'Top 40' Legend Casey Kasem Lists LA Home for $42 Million (House of the Day)

If we counted down our top 40 reasons why we love real estate, Casey Kasem's sprawling Los Angeles home would definitely make the list. Lucky for us, the radio personality made famous by hosting "American Top 40" from 1970 to 2004 has listed his gorgeous 12,000-square-foot Los Angeles estate! Not so lucky for us, it's... Continue Reading »

What Can You Buy for $700,000

For $700,000, how much house can you get? We asked our friends at Realtor.com to pull out some of the best homes for sale right now for $700,000. You might be surprised at what's out there: Some great deals can be had, but in markets that have been heating up, the money buys you a little less than it used to. Click... Continue Reading »

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit Selling His Underwhelming Los Angeles Home (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman Set to release a new album later this year, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is also hoping to release his Los Angeles digs. His 1,807-square-foot home is on the market for $1.85 million. Built in 1933, the Hollywood Hills home oozes with character. Arched entryways and vaulted ceilings with wood... Continue Reading »

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