September 27, 2013 |
Question: We live in a gated community with approximately 150 joined single-story condos. We want to sell but have been told by a board director that real estate "for sale" signs are not allowed per our covenants, conditions and restrictions. He cites the CC&Rs: "No owner, tenant or other occupant of the covered property shall post any advertisement, signs, flags, banners or poster of any kind for public display, provided that with the prior written approval of the board as to size, type, color, style and location, a sign of customary and reasonable dimension may be posted to advertise a lot for sale or lease.
August 16, 2013
Bringing to mind a country estate in Europe, the Tuscan-style Mendenhall Estate sits on acres of landscaped grounds in a gated community. The graceful mansion's high-ceiling living room, master suite and swimming pool take in views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. PHOTOS: The Mendehall Estate in Topanga Location: 21000 Mendenhall Court, Topanga 90290 Asking price: $21.5 million Year built: 2004 House size: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet Lot size: 23 acres Features: Media room, office, wine cellar, children's wing with game room, covered terraces, saline swimming pool, spa, lighted tennis court, soccer field, bocce court, well, solar panels, fruit trees, four-car garage, 35 on-site parking spots, zoned for horses About the area: In the first half of the year, 42 single-family homes resold in the 90290 ZIP Code at a median price of $980,000, according to DataQuick.
September 7, 2012 |
Vanessa Bryant has put a Newport Coast house up for sale at $3.75 million. The Mediterranean-style house was signed over to her as part of her divorce settlement with Lakers champion Kobe Bryant. The house, built in 1999, sits on slightly more than a quarter of an acre in a gated community. Among features are an office/library, five fireplaces, balconies, five bedrooms, a bonus room and six bathrooms. There is a spa, an outdoor fireplace and a barbecue center. The house is one of three the Bryants own in Newport Coast.
September 4, 2012 |
Patience often pays off when waiting for the right pitch, and it also can pay off in home selling. Texas Ranger third baseman Adrian Beltre and his wife, Sandra, have sold their 4-acre-plus estate in Bradbury for $17,410,961, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The couple listed their custom house nearly two years ago at $19.8 million. The newly built Mediterranean, designed for both formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, includes such custom features as a 2,500-square-foot rec room outfitted as a batting cage.
July 10, 2012 |
Less than a week after Trayvon Martin's shooting death, community members built a memorial outside the gated neighborhood where he died, leaving laminated photos, silk flowers and other trinkets in the grass as a tribute to the slain teen. Then it rained. The grass grew. Teddy bears rotted. Residents started complaining, officials said, that the memorial defined their neighborhood. They called it an eyesore. The city of Sanford let the memorial stand for more than four months.
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July 2, 2012 |
When Haddon Libby stepped to the podium at the Indian Wells City Council meeting last summer, he didn't think his questions were particularly difficult. Rumors were floating through the wealthy desert city about the salaries and benefits that city leaders were drawing, and he wanted to know if they were true. Dressed in a brown suit and open-collared shirt, Libby knew most of the council members, and he addressed them by their first names. Did the city manager and council members receive free use of VIP rooms at Eisenhower Medical Center?