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March 3, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to speed sales of its already fast-moving condominiums and increase demand for its rental units, Irvine Co. is offering residents of its apartments as much as $3,000 credit if they purchase one of the company's condos. Details of the plan were mailed late last month to residents of the giant land developer's 11,000 apartments in Irvine, Newport Beach and Tustin. Though this is the first time that the Irvine Co.
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February 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If ever a property had that déjà vu feeling it's the Studio City estate that just came on the market at $6.25 million. That's not because the Italianate two-story has been listed before. The villa has more film credits than many actors. Fans of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have seen the 7,043-square-foot home standing in for the family home in countless episodes. “Melrose Place,” “Entourage” and “True Blood” viewers have glimpsed the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom place too.  “Chuck,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Chelsea Lately” have used the film location, as well as photo shoots and commercials.
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October 31, 1997 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sale: 360 N. Rockingham, one of the best-known addresses in the world during the O.J. Period of the late 20th century. Shown by appointment only, to pre-qualified buyers. And to everyone else over national television. After five weeks of renovation, an Orange County contractor will wrap up work today at O.J.
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January 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Southern California's most over-the-top party house, complete with a casino room and a two-story disco, is back on the market and it's looking more outrageous than ever. Owned by English glamour photographer Richard Franklin , the West Hollywood residence was designed as a home and photo studio but most recently has been leased out at $30,000 a month, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Even from the curb the house looks out of the ordinary. Three-foot-tall street numbers are perched atop the double-door entry.
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April 4, 1995 | LARRY JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's housing sales did poorly in February compared to a year ago. TRW REDI Property Data reported that 486 new and existing Ventura County homes closed escrow in February--down 10% from the 538 sold in the same month last year. The average purchase price last month was $222,000, down from $234,000 in February, 1994.
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January 16, 1990
Sales and prices of single-family houses in the Simi Valley-Moorpark area both fell in December compared with the previous month, the Simi Valley-Moorpark Board of Realtors said. Single-family house sales dropped 26%, to 94 units from 127 in November, and they were down 47% from 177 sales a year earlier, the board said. The average resale price slipped 3% last month, to $228,475 from $235,032 the previous month, but was up 1% from $225,498 a year ago.
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March 22, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first hard evidence that the long-expected slowdown in Orange County housing sales has finally arrived, TRW Real Estate Information Services said Wednesday that sales activity for February was at the lowest level in nearly two years. Only 3,087 homes were sold in the county last month, down 2% from the 3,151 sales reported in February, 1989. At the same time, the average price of homes sold last month was up 4.4% to $252,350 from $241,763 a year earlier.
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May 15, 1998 | JASON TAKENOUCHI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paced by growing demand at all price levels, Ventura County housing sales jumped a whopping 27% in April, according to figures released Thursday. But last month's sales leap, which comes after several months of strong sales and a 20% increase in March, is only the beginning, analysts say.
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November 17, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Business is improving at some of Ventura County's mid-priced housing tracts, but most prospective buyers still lack confidence about the future, reports Ernest V. Siracusa, a marketing researcher who closely follows the county's home-building industry. His Westlake Village firm, the Siracusa Co., produces a quarterly report tracking the sales of new homes; it is distributed by the Ventura office of Gateway Title Co.
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November 23, 1993 | Jack Searles
The late summer and early fall surge in Ventura County's housing market continued in October, although sales declined from September. Resales of single-family houses totaled 489 last month, up from 459 in October, 1992, but down from September's 576, according to Dataquick Information Systems. The median price of houses sold in the county in October was $210,000.
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November 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Cantilevered rooms, glass walls and wooden beams give this Pacific Palisades retreat the feel of a tree house. The Modernist home, on a wooded lot in Rustic Canyon, has been restored and immaculately maintained. Location: 730 Brooktree Road, Pacific Palisades 90272 Asking price: $4.25 million Year built: 1974 Architect: Ray Kappe House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 10,863 square feet Features: Living room fireplace, breakfast area, library/study, media room, bonus room, service entrance, decks, heated swimming pool, spa. About the area: In the first half of the year, 170 single-family homes sold in the 90272 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.268 million, according to DataQuick.
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October 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.5 million or for annual lease at $16,500 a month. Set behind wood gates, the house was the target four years ago of the so-called "Bling Ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house, built in 1940, features a double walnut door entry, three fireplaces, a den/office, a library and 3,248 feet of living space. The wooded three-quarter acre lot has a swimming pool with spa and is equipped with security cameras.
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August 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Parminder Nagra has listed a home in Los Feliz for sale at $1.349 million. The contemporary home, built in 1982 and renovated six years ago, features a 25-foot ceiling in the living room, an open floor plan, three fireplaces, balconies, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,484 square feet of living space. There is a terraced backyard and city and mountain views. Nagra, 37, is known for her role on “ER” (2003-09) as Dr. Neela Rasgotra and the film “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002)
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August 20, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have put a house on the market in Newport Coast for $8.599 million. Set on a half-acre and built in 1997, the Mediterranean-style home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. “All remodeling was done by the current owners,” states the listing. There is an 850-square-foot gym, a hair salon, a paneled office/library with a shark tank, a theater, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the two-story house. The grounds include a swimming pool and spa, lawn, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen.
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August 9, 2013 | Cale Ottens
A few apartment building owners in Los Angeles and throughout California are once again converting to condos, but not at the torrid pace of 2007, when condo conversion peaked before the Great Recession. The work-live units at Universal Lofts in Studio City, across the 101 Freeway from Universal Studios, were built in 2008 as condominiums. But with the 2007-09 recession underway, developers turned them into apartments. Now the owners are back with plans for condos. This complex is one of the first to return to the once popular trend, said Shalom Ronin, managing principal at Decal Capital, which arranged the refinancing deal.
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July 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million. Entered through a gated courtyard, the Balinese-inspired house backs up to sand dunes and the ocean. The 4,200-square-foot house, built in 1978, was redesigned and renovated in 2005. There is a screening room, an office and a detached guesthouse. The master suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a beachfront balcony for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
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February 2, 1989 | From Reuters
Despite an upward trend in mortgage rates, sales of new single-family houses edged up nearly 1% last year to 677,000 units, the Commerce Department said today. Economists, noting that the housing market is usually acutely sensitive to interest rate changes, attributed the increase to the strong U.S. economy, which created 3.7 million jobs and boosted personal income 7.5% last year.
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May 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
“Cougar Town” star Christa Miller and her husband, show co-creator Bill Lawrence, have put their gated home in Brentwood up for sale at $10.995 million. The two-story New England farmhouse-inspired residence features coffered ceilings, French door, numerous fireplaces, an office, a gym, six bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and 9,551 square feet of living space. The more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds include an outdoor fireplace and a swimming pool. Grandest pool around?
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December 30, 2012 | By Lauren Beale
Love may not be all around, but snow is certainly around the Minneapolis house used for exterior shots on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which is on the market at $2.895 million. The 9,500-square-foot home, built in 1900 and sitting on one-third acre, represented the exterior of the star's apartment in the classic 1970s sitcom. The Victorian features such period details as a turret, ornate millwork, bayed rooms and leaded-glass transom windows. There are two family rooms, a turret office, an exercise room, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a three-car garage.
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