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A Whack Job? Gardener Allegedly Attacks Homeowner

This is one gardener you might want to weed out. A Laguna Niguel, Calif., homeowner got into an argument with his gardener, Francisco Calderonfarias (pictured at left), because he didn't like some of his work, authorities say. Calderonfarias then allegedly responded by attacking the homeowner and hitting him with the... Continue Reading »

Sandra Bullock Sells Former Love Nest

Sandra Bullock has sold the love nest she shared with her ex-husband Jesse James for $4.5 million. The home, situated in Sunset Beach, Calif., was first listed in April for $5,995,000 back in April. The sale caps a tumultuous year for the box-office star. While she won her first Oscar for The Blind Side, she also found out... Continue Reading »

Big Green Home Bust

A well-appointed green home outfitted with energy-saving appliances and other eco-friendly features might save money on utility bills and ease your conscience, but it won't always help close a sale in a tough real estate market, a California homeowner has learned. The warning sign for the green residential market: A house... Continue Reading »

$57 Million O.C. Home for Sale

If you've got an extra $57 million to spare and like Southern California, Villa del Lago might be the home for you. While many have lost their houses and others are struggling to keep theirs, developers like John McMonigle are building properties for the uber-uber-rich. Villa del Lago is his latest to hit the listings... Continue Reading »

'Real Housewife' Short Sale in the O.C.

Sometimes the reality of high-flying finances even hits reality TV stars. Being a blond bombshell on Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" didn't prevent celeb housewife Tamra Barney from facing real estate woes. Barney, like many other divorcing spouses and those in financial difficulties, just sold her Ladera... Continue Reading »

Apartment Rentals Are Cheap, and Getting Cheaper, In SoCal

Attention bargain hunters: It's a great time to move to Southern California. Sure, the weather's great this time of year - but then, it always is. An even better reason is that apartment rents are falling fast. In the coming year, rents are expected to decline by as much as 3.5 percent in Los Angeles County and 2.4 percent... Continue Reading »

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