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March 15, 2009 | Lauren Beale
The 'Bachelorette' house Location: Agoura Size: Six bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms in 8,000 square feet Published on: June 22, 2008 Listed then for: $12,995,000 Reduced to: $8.75 million in October 2008 Listed now for: $6.75 million Overall price reduction: 48.05% Listing agent: Mark Tyoran, Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty, (818) 466-1250 -- Mulholland Drive tri-level Location: Hollywood Hills Size: The home has five bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms in about 5,388 square feet.
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BUSINESS
May 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, Coach Mike D'Antoni can turn his attention to moving into the house he and his wife, Laurel, just bought in Manhattan Beach for $6.9 million. Set on a walk street, the ocean-view home features a three-stop cherry-paneled elevator, which should come in handy for carting beverages from the 2,000-bottle basement wine cellar to the 400-glass wine bar on the top floor. The open-plan house, built in 2003, includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,000 square feet of living space.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has bought a house in Calabasas for $1.95 million. The Mediterranean-style house, custom built in 1990, features a sunken living room, a family room with a wet bar, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,767 square feet of living space. Outdoor amenities on the 1.5-acre property include a swimming pool and spa with a waterfall, expansive lawns and a basketball court. Hasselhoff, 60, starred in “Baywatch” from 1989 to 2000 and “Knight Rider” (1982-86)
BUSINESS
March 18, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, have listed their estate in Rancho Santa Fe for sale at $7.095 million. Encompassing 4.88 acres, the compound includes a 9,500-square-foot main house and two guesthouses. The one-level Tuscan-style house features mosaics, trussed beams, hand-carved stone fireplaces and Italian marble. There is an exercise room, a steam room, a sauna, a safe room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The grounds contain a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and, of course, a putting green.
REAL ESTATE
November 19, 2006 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
Curt Cassingham's Studio City house sat on the market for a month with no offers. To stimulate some interest, he announced that he would pay a $3,000 bonus to the realty agent who brought in a buyer for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house listed for $949,000. Four weeks later, he upped the bonus to $10,000 to the selling agent, to be paid on top of the commission. "I decided, instead of dropping the listing price, to entice the Realtors to bring someone in," Cassingham says.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON — In the real estate brokerage field they're often known as "setups" or "pinball" homes, and this spring's improving conditions in some markets could be stimulating more of them. A setup or pinball property is a house listed with an unrealistically high asking price that pulls in lots of visits by agents and shoppers, but no offers. The problem is this: Real estate agents, including even the listing agent, are using the overpriced house as a negative example to sell similar homes in the area that carry lower asking prices.
REAL ESTATE
December 27, 1998 | ROBERT J. BRUSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
QUESTION: What recourse do we, as prospective home buyers, have if the listing agent of a home we want to buy refuses to promptly present our offer to the seller? Our buyer's agent has, for more than a week, tried to present our offer. But the listing agent comes up with excuses why he hasn't contacted the seller to present our offer. We like the house and believe we have made a fair purchase offer along with our good-faith deposit.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay. The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space. Shears, who turns 35 on Oct. 3, is the lead male singer of the pop band.
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