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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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November 9, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Sports agent Jonathan Weisz has listed his spread in a gated community in Poway at a range of $9.2 million to $11 million. The 42-acre property includes more than 18,000 square feet in three buildings and, appropriately for a man who represents ball players, a baseball field. There is also a lighted batting-cage area, a four-stall barn, a riding corral, fenced pastureland, an infinity pool with a spa and garage parking for six cars. The compound consists of a 13,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style main house on three levels, a 2,500-square-foot guesthouse and a stables/guest apartment of 3,000 square feet.
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May 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West's Bird Streets area for $9.97 million. The contemporary sits behind walls on about a quarter of an acre. The 3,803-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and city views. There is a swimming pool. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Offerman, 42, has played parks department director Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation" since 2009. Mullally, 54, was a regular on "Will & Grace" from 1998 to 2006, had her own talk show and stars on the comedy "Childrens Hospital" (2008 to the present)
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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.
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July 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Actress Jennette McCurdy has bought a home in Studio City for $905,000, public records show. This is her name's first appearance on L.A. County property records, according to Zillow, which uncovered the sale . The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1987 and updated, features an open floor plan, family room, two fireplaces, a den/office, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,600 square feet of living space. There are decks and a hot tub. A star architect to celebrities McCurdy, 21, starred on “iCarly” from 2007 to 2012 and now stars in the series “Sam & Cat.” She starred in the TV movie “Best Player” (2011)
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July 3, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward and his wife, Amy, have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills West area at $7.85 million. Set on more than half an acre with a swimming pool in the celebrity-populated Bird Streets neighborhood, the traditional-style house was designed by architect Paul Williams and built in 1966. The 3,560 square feet of living space includes a library/study, a screening room, an office, a gym, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. Heyward, 63, is the former head of the animation production company DIC Entertainment, which was sold in 2008.
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July 24, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Vin Diesel has put a house in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $1.3 million. The walled and gated home, described as “a perfect hideout for a celebrity” in the Multiple Listing Service, features vaulted and beamed ceilings, skylights, three bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and more than 1,500 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool. The listing was sleuthed out by Trulia . A star architect to celebrities Diesel, 46, is known for the “Fast & Furious” film series as well as “The Chronicles of Riddick” films and “xXx” (2002)
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