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Jake Palmer, Real Estate Agent, Lists Home as 'Not Haunted,' 'Fog Resistant'

What's a home's selling point? A gracious living room with a stunning fireplace and original moldings that capture its natural elegance? A private deck that spills onto a lush backyard lined with maple trees? Country charm just steps from the heartbeat of the city? Well, one house in real estate agent Jake Palmer's... Continue Reading »

Malibu Homeowner DeeAnna Staats Turns House Sale Into a Hollywood Production

You might think the video above is the trailer for Hollywood's next big summer blockbuster. But it's actually the listing for one woman's $35 million Malibu house. DeeAnna Staats hired Hollywood movie director Graham Henman to shoot the three-minute film, called "The Spider and the Fly," with Hans Zimmer Studios (which... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Florida Island Paradise

Here's another floating piece of paradise we can add to our list of private islands we'd like to buy when we win the lottery. Located in the glistening azure waters between Sarasota and Naples in Florida, Little Bokeelia Island is the idyllic island resort you dream of escaping to when you're sitting at your 9-to-5 desk... Continue Reading »

How to Price a Home to Sell Fast

It's a tough time to be a homeowner trying to sell. The national statistics show inventories and prices holding steady through the first half of 2010. While this is a relief from the grim free fall that home sellers faced after the real estate bubble burst, there still isn't the upward momentum that owners prefer when... Continue Reading »

Homes for Sale Online

"My heart started pounding every morning when I opened my inbox," says Lesley Suter, a Los Angeles-based editor who spent more than a year searching for homes for sale online. In addition to checking a daily e-mail that she'd receive from her real estate agent listing homes that met her and her husband's specifications,... Continue Reading »

Hollywood at Its Heights, Just $11.5M

With jetliner views of the Los Angeles basin -- from the ocean to downtown -- this $11.5-million contemporary home is the kind of Hollywood Hills showplace that might you imagine every hot, young movie or music star lives in. (Check out Kayne West's $3.9 million pop-art filled, architectural home on a nearby slope).... Continue Reading »

California Dream: Green House for Sale, $3.5M

Just an hour north of Los Angeles, the Ojai Valley is a modern day Shangri-La. With great weather and sunshine year-round, the semi-rural enclave borders the Los Padres National Forest and comes with a real Main Street. At the forefront of many eco-building initiatives, Ojai is also a traditional haven for artists and... Continue Reading »

Pete Sampras Selling Newly Built Home for $25M

Retired tennis pro Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, just listed their brand new compound in California's Lake Sherwood area for $25 million. Maybe they're in on the new downsizing trend: They couple and their son have apparently moved into the smaller 6-bedroom Brentwood home they purchased for... Continue Reading »

Five Tips for Selling a Home, Fast.

Anyone's lucky to be able to sell a home in this economy, especially when you consider tight-fisted banks and appraisal snafus. Gone are the days when a "quick sale" meant you had an offer in under a week. These days, anything less than six months on the market could be counted as "quick." So, when after a mere four... Continue Reading »

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