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Top 10 Cities for Child-Free Living

American households are changing, becoming more unconventional -- and one of the most dramatic changes is that they're much less likely to include children. Time magazine explored "The Child-Free" life in a recent cover story that trumpeted it as perhaps the new way of "having it all," and cited a birthrate that's at its... Continue Reading »

Woody Santa Monica Stunner Will Make Your Mouth Water (House of the Day)

Our life is a little better thanks to @PartnersTrust, whose gorgeous contemporary home wrapped in rich wood in California's Santa Monica Canyon handily topped our weekly #housepornthurs contest on Facebook. Our runner-up, @discovercrc, was right on their tails, though, with a beautiful fairy-tale home in Salem, S.C. You... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: A Perfect California Craftsman

A classic, Santa Monica tree-flanked home with quick access to the beach -- what more could you want? This flawless, Craftsman-style home is California beach living at its very finest. For $7.4 million, you can enjoy a 4,300 square feet interior designed with a wide-open floor plan that allows natural light to fill... Continue Reading »

Elijah Wood Lists Santa Monica Home

A Santa Monica home belonging to Elijah Wood, star of "The Lord of the Rings," has come on the market at $1.85 million. The home, built in 1924, is "an opportunity to remodel ... or build a new home," says the MLS listing, but this is one of those addresses where it's all about location, location, location. The existing... Continue Reading »

Whitey Bulger Jailed, Rent-Control Apartment Freed

The FBI's arrest of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig in their Santa Monica apartment did more than merely capture a long-sought-after fugitive and charge him with a couple of dozen murders, extortion and a laundry list of other crimes. It also freed up a rent-controlled unit in a pretty... Continue Reading »

Mel Brooks Lists Santa Monica Condo

Funnyman Mel Brooks apparently is getting the last laugh in real estate, too. The director of ribald comedy classics such as Blazing Saddles, The Producers and Young Frankenstein has listed his 4,000-square-foot, oceanview condominium in a Santa Monica, Calif., high-rise for $5,995,000. The ninth-floor unit was... Continue Reading »

Home Value Downdraft Near Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is a quaint beachfront town with an easygoing lifestyle that includes almost-daily farmers markets, green buses, and a strong school system -- all things that lend it strong real estate appeal. One problem that's plagued Santa Monica Real Estate, though, and particularly neighborhoods like Sunset and Ocean... Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Celebrity Real Estate News

Celebrities are on the move in Los Angeles; listing homes, selling them and, in one case, buying from one another. HousingWatch takes a look at real estate moves from stars of "Modern Family," "The Good Wife," and a musician who told us about Sergio. And of course, some more inevitable Sandra Bullock and Jesse James home... Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Real Estate News: How the City Stacks Up

Los Angeles is one of America's largest cities and this week we got stats on how the L.A. area compares to others around the world in terms of retail rents, and how the federal home-buyer tax credit helped L.A. in comparison to other U.S. cities. We also learned about some noteworthy L.A. citizens, from the richest to... Continue Reading »

Santa Monica Homes for Sale Under $400K

It's not easy to find homes for sale in L.A.'s Santa Monica area for less than $400, 000, but I managed to scout out two great buys. The average home listing price in Santa Monica for a one bedroom condo is $455K and $884K for a two bedroom - these two homes have those numbers beat by more than $500K combined. You can,... Continue Reading »

I Want This Santa Monica House! $1.3M, Blocks from the Beach

Most people move to Santa Monica for the beach and with this three bedroom, two bath house you can roll out of bed, walk six blocks and be there. The house is near Main Street, Ocean Park and Lincoln so it's right in the heart of Santa Monica. Continue Reading »

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