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Ellen and Portia List (Yet Another) Beverly Hills Home (House of the Day)

By Amy Schellenbaum Real estate aficionados Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have just listed yet another of their properties, this time a fairly unassuming penthouse in Beverly Hills, asking $899,000. It's a drop in the bucket for the couple, who, reminder, just laid down $26 million for a John Saladino-designed... Continue Reading »

Robbie Williams' Beverly Hills Compound, With Soccer Field (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman Yes, that's right. English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams just sold two properties totaling 1.15 acres in the coveted 90210 ZIP Code. Here's the skinny: Main house Specs: five bedrooms, four bathrooms plus a two-bedroom poolhouse. Address: 13741 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif. Sale price:... Continue Reading »

Bruce Willis Lists Beverly Hills Home for $22 Million (House of the Day)

By Erika Riggs Bruce Willis is hoping for a big payout. The veteran action-flick actor has listed another one of his real estate holdings, this time the Beverly Hills home he picked up in 2004. The nearly 1-acre property is listed for a whopping $22 million; Willis paid $9 million for it nine years ago - that's a 144... 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 »

'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 »

Adele's Beverly Hills Rental On the Market for $25.58 Million

By Catherine Sherman Rumor has it British songstress and new mom Adele has been quietly renting a gated Beverly Hills estate. Originally designed for actor Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz," and later occupied by Paul McCartney and a long line of famous residents, the home is now on the... Continue Reading »

Mischa Barton Turns Beverly Hills Home Into $35,000-a-Month Rental (House of the Day)

Mischa Barton's Spanish-style home is back on the market -- this time as a rental for $35,000 a month. Best known for her role as Marissa Cooper on the hit TV show "The O.C." in the mid-2000s, Barton bought the Beverly Hills, Calif., home in 2005 for $6.4 million. Just five years later, she stuck it on the market for... Continue Reading »

Christina Aguilera Finally Sells Beverly Hills Home After 2 Years On the Market

By Erika Riggs When Christina Aguilera redecorated her home, she went big with bold colors -- from bright green in the library to black and yellow in the kitchen -- whimsical furnishings and over-the-top glam. But what may have attracted the pop diva may not have appealed to buyers across the board. Aguilera's home --... Continue Reading »

Lindsay Lohan's Rental Hits Market for $10,000 a Month

Oh, LiLo. We wait patiently for the day when this talented but troubled actress turns a new leaf, but alas, it seems we wait in vain. This time it appears that Lindsay Lohan is being forced out of a stunning Beverly Glen, Calif., home because she allegedly can't keep up with the $8,000-a-month rent. (Steep to us, but a... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Rent Martin Lawrence's Mansion

Martin Lawrence may be known for his comedic talents, but there's nothing funny about the Beverly Hills home he's renting out ... for a very serious $200,000 a month. While the "Bad Boys" star's 13,900-square-foot French contemporary is a surefire looker, $200,000 is a whole lot of coin. Granted, you get a movie theater... Continue Reading »

Singer Rihanna Lists Leaky Beverly Hills Home

It's never a good thing to have to list your house for less than what you paid, so let's pass the tissues to pop star Rihanna who just listed her Beverly Hills home at $4.5 million. She bought it two years ago, paying $6.9 million for what was then a newly constructed eight-bedroom mansion. Continue Reading »

Latest Open House Bait: Botox and Thai Massages

With the real estate market in the doldrums -- and many agents leaving the business because of it -- getting those left to come to Realtor open houses has become an art of one-upmanship. We've seen catered affairs that put weddings to shame, live music, and gourmet cakes in the shape of the house decorated with the... Continue Reading »

How's Sharon Stone's Real Estate Instinct?

Actress Sharon Stone has re-listed her Beverly Hills home at $8.995 million, which is the same price she listed it at in May 2008. Dear Sharon: Median prices in Beverly Hills have fallen 40.5 percent since May 2008, according to DataQuick, the keeper of such things. Continue Reading »

Beverly Hills 'Housewife' Lisa Vanderpump Sells Home

Guess we won't be seeing much more of Beverly Hills "housewife" Lisa Vanderpump's mansion in Beverly Park on her show. Sources close to the deal tell AOL Real Estate that Vanderpump, of the "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," is about to close escrow on her 17,000-square-foot Richard Landry-designed home there. It... Continue Reading »

Real Estate Videos Go Hollywood

The Academy Awards may have to add a category: Best Short Film Starring a Real Estate Listing. Listing videos--which for years have been little more than visual tours of homes set to annoying music--have entered a new realm. They've gone Hollywood, right down to having a story line. Eric Lavey, an agent with Keller... Continue Reading »

Another High-Priced Listing: $45 Million Beverly Hills Estate

Here's a real estate riddle for you: If you list your house in 2009 at $49 million and it doesn't sell, what makes you think it will sell for $45 million two years later? Our best punchline: You've been out of the country and haven't heard about the housing crash. Continue Reading »

Leeza Gibbons Looks for a Profit on 2010 Home Purchase

Leeza Gibbons, star of the baby boomer PBS hit "My Generation," has listed her gated 6,600-square-foot Beverly Hills estate for sale at $6,895,000. She bought the home in June 2010, paying $6.6 million, according to public records. Color her optimistic. The two-story Mediterranean, built in 2007, has six bedrooms, a... Continue Reading »

Getting Real With Dr. Phil: He Lists a Beverly Hills Home

Phil McGraw -- a.k.a. "Dr. Phil" -- just listed a Beverly Hills home for $6,250,000. In April, McGraw sold another Beverly Hills house for $12 million that had been listed at $16.5 million. Just last summer, he and wife Robin bought a third Beverly Hills home for $29.5 million. We guess it doesn't get any realer than... Continue Reading »

Today's Head-Scratcher: Ellen, Portia Raise Home's Price

Today's head-scratcher is that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi have raised the asking price of their Beverly Hills home by almost 15 percent -- from $55 million to a cool $63 million. Did the sale of Jennifer Aniston's place in nearby Trousdale Estates get them thinking they should have asked more? Is the Beverly... Continue Reading »

Can You Guess Whose House This Is?

The Beverly Hills estate of Armand Marciano, the co-founder of Guess? Inc., just came on the market at $63 million, which is a lot of jeans, no matter who's doing the zipping. The 30,000-square-foot Mediterranean estate has a total of 10 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, according to the MLS. It sits on nearly 20 acres. This... Continue Reading »

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi Selling Beverly Hills Estate

Is America's most famous same-sex couple selling their lavish Beverly Hills estate? Our sister site, ShelterPop, seems to think so. Ellen and Portia bought the sprawling 12,000-square-foot property in 2007 for $29 million. They've since bought three adjacent homes to expand their massive private oasis -- so why sell so... Continue Reading »

Is That a Listing in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

A real estate practice that continues to cling to life support despite the recession -- and some say common sense -- is the pocket listing, which presumes that it's somehow a good idea to list your house for sale but keep it a secret. In a pocket listing, a homeowner tips off an agent -- or six -- that they would consider... Continue Reading »

Jodie Foster Lists Beverly Hills Home for $10M

Jodie Foster just listed for $9.975 million her gorgeous, but quaint Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Don't listen to those bloggers here and there who are calling this 7-bedroom, 8-bath home a teardown or a fixer-upper just because the listing description says, "Build your dream estate on this lush park like setting." See the... Continue Reading »

'Million Dollar Listing' Feud Doesn't Extend to Business

In one of the climactic closing scenes on Bravo's hit series, Million Dollar Listing, real estate agent Josh Altman , pictured in suit, accuses costar Josh Flagg, pictured far left, of squealing to Altman's girlfriend's boss that she was out job hunting. (Fellow MDL costar Madison Hildebrand is pictured in the middle).... Continue Reading »

Dr. Phil Home Sale Pending After $2.6 Million Drop

Shortly after Dr. Phil cut the price of his Beverly Hills, Calif., home a buyer has stepped forward, according to listing realtor Billy Dolan with Hilton & Highland. The home was first listed at $16.5 million in July then eight months later dropped to $13.899 million. The sale is still pending, so Dolan couldn't... Continue Reading »

Christina Aguilera's Mansion Hits the Market for $13.5M

Christina Aguilera's latest real-estate saga is a good news-bad news story. On the upside, she no longer has to worry about not being able to unload her Midcentury Modern aerie in the Hollywood Hills, because she just moved back into it. The place has been on and off on the market since 2008, when she and then-hubby Jordan... Continue Reading »

Is Jennifer Aniston's Home Worth $42 Million?

Jennifer Aniston just listed her eco-friendly Beverly Hills, Calif., bachelorette pad for a whopping $42 million. The 10,000-square-foot home, with stunning 180-degree views of Los Angeles, was designed by mid-century architect Hal Levitt and last year featured in Architectural Digest after Aniston gave it an eco-friendly... Continue Reading »

Groucho Marx Slept Here? You Bet Your Life

The longtime Beverly Hills, Calif., home of the late comic legend Groucho Marx -- the one where he carved his initials into the wet cement on the driveway and again by the pool -- just sold for $5.8 million, according to the MLS. The 1927 Spanish-style estate on an acre had been listed in June at $6,995,000. Continue Reading »

Linda Evans Selling in Beverly Hills

Linda Evans, once a major TV icon in the 1980s primetime soap opera Dynasty, has listed her Beverly Hills, Calif., home for $3,295,000. The former actress, who played Krystle Carrington and was once married to photographer John Derek, started dating New Age musical noodler Yanni in 1989. In the early 1990s, Evans fled... Continue Reading »

Jessica Alba's Proposal: Rent Her Home

Actress Jessica Alba is trying to lease out her 3,035-square-foot Beverly Hills home for $8,950 a month. The three-bedroom multi-level home owned by the Dark Angel is being offered fully furnished, which means you better have a thing for Balinese-style living. Any takers for this thing of beauty? The rental, we mean.... Continue Reading »

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