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December 12, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that creates one of the largest residential real estate brokers in California, Beverly Hills-based John Aaroe & Associates announced Friday it had been sold to a fast-growing San Diego real estate firm for an undisclosed price.
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June 15, 1999 | Sue McAllister
John Aaroe and Alan Field, co-founders of brokerage Prudential John Aaroe & Associates that was sold late last year to a San Diego firm, said Monday that they will leave the company's management team to consider other entrepreneurial possibilities, including establishing an estate sales practice within the company. Pickford Realty Inc.
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BUSINESS
June 15, 1999 | Sue McAllister
John Aaroe and Alan Field, co-founders of brokerage Prudential John Aaroe & Associates that was sold late last year to a San Diego firm, said Monday that they will leave the company's management team to consider other entrepreneurial possibilities, including establishing an estate sales practice within the company. Pickford Realty Inc.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that creates one of the largest residential real estate brokers in California, Beverly Hills-based John Aaroe & Associates announced Friday it had been sold to a fast-growing San Diego real estate firm for an undisclosed price.
REAL ESTATE
January 28, 2001 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
This is one of the few recently built houses in the Outpost Estates, developed in the Hollywood Hills in the '30s by Charles Edward Toberman, known as "Mr. Hollywood" for guiding the development of such Hollywood landmarks as Grauman's Chinese and the Egyptian theaters. About this house: Completed in 1999, the house has modern amenities but was built to look old to fit in with the villa style of nearby houses, which has attracted Hollywood stars to the enclave since the '30s.
REAL ESTATE
January 24, 1999
Regarding the Jan. 17 article headlined "Web Threatens to Push Brokers Aside," there is a vast difference in both price and complexity between buying and selling books, travel or stocks and real estate. Very few people are buying or selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the first three. The consequences resulting from making a bad deal on a book, travel or stocks and a bad deal on a house are very, very different. Having an experienced, reliable and ethical agent can make a great difference in the end result.
REAL ESTATE
April 2, 2000
An open letter to Billy Crystal: On Oscar night I was stunned to hear your wisecrack about "half of us know what it's like to be ripped off by a real estate agent. . . ." As a director of the Greater Los Angeles/Beverly Hills Assn. of Realtors, I feel it was sadly inappropriate for you to use our industry as the butt of a snide remark. Many of us with celebrity clientele work very hard to protect their interests and privacy and to educate ourselves in finance, contracts and negotiation so that our clients will be the beneficiaries when they spend millions of dollars on a home.
REAL ESTATE
May 25, 1997 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
BERRY GORDY JR., founder of Motown Records Corp., has sold his Malibu home for close to $6 million, according to industry sources. The buyer was reported to be former Disney executive MICHAEL OVITZ, but Malibu sources have indicated that Ovitz transferred his interest to Universal Studios chief RON MEYER before escrow closed. The asking price was $5.7 million.
NEWS
April 8, 1999 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Dennis Franz, who stars as Det. Andy Sipowicz in the ABC series "NYPD Blue," and his wife, Joanie, have put their Bel-Air home of 12 years on the market for about $1.3 million. The Emmy-winning actor, 54, also co-starred in the movie "City of Angels" (1998) and "Die Hard 2" (1990). He has been an "NYPD Blue" regular since it debuted in 1993. He was in "Hill Street Blues" (1980-87) during its final two seasons.
NEWS
August 19, 1999 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Rocker Meredith Brooks, whose hit single "Bitch" fueled sales of her debut album "Blurring the Edges," has purchased a Hollywood Hills home for $790,000. Brooks, 33, learned to sing and to play the guitar as a youngster, growing up as a sheriff's daughter in Oregon. She bought a four-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot home with an attached guest unit and a solarium. The recently renovated house also has a master with a spa and a steam shower, big redwood decks with a gazebo and canyon views.
REAL ESTATE
August 26, 2001 | Allison B. Cohen
Home buyer: Nancee Daly, 40 Occupation: Facialist Gross monthly income: It fluctuates, but on average $3,750. Goal: To purchase a two-or three-bedroom single-family home in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles. The problem: Daly works on commission, so her income fluctuates as much as $1,000 a month. Also, she wants to buy in an area of town she currently cannot afford and is worried about getting in over her head.
REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1995 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
RICHARD GERE, who plays Lancelot to Sean Connery's King Arthur in the upcoming romance adventure "First Knight," and his estranged wife, super-model CINDY CRAWFORD, have sold their Bel-Air home for about $5.2 million to Emmy Award-winning director JAMES BURROWS, sources say. Burrows, 54, has been called "a preeminent shaper of sitcoms." He co-created "Cheers" and directed its pilot episode as well as those for the series "NewsRadio," "Frasier," "Wings," "Friends" and "Roc."
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