December 27, 1998 |
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.
September 17, 2013 |
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.
June 17, 2012 |
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.
February 10, 2012 |
Former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel has listed his house in Bel-Air for sale at $4.995 million. The Cape Cod-inspired traditional, built in 2008, opens to a grand foyer. The 6,000 square feet of living space features wainscoting, coffered ceilings and ocean and city views. Including the master bedroom with a sitting area and balcony, there are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Neuheisel, 51, was the head football coach at his alma mater from 2008 until last year. Although the Bruins won the first Pac-12 South Division title, Neuheisel was fired following the 6-6 season.
June 3, 2012 |
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months. His Malibu Colony compound was recently remodeled and features a four-bedroom main house on the ocean side, a two-bedroom guest house and a detached loft with gym. There is a beach-front deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn on the less-than-half-acre lot. DiCaprio, 37, whose blockbuster hits include "Titanic" (1997)
June 24, 2012 |
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998)
November 29, 2009
Contemporary tree house Location: 16550 Akron St., Pacific Palisades 90272 Size: There are four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in 4,320 square feet. Published on: March 15, 2009 Listed then for: $2,699,000 Sold for: $1.8 million on Nov. 18, 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura Location: Prospect Crescent, Pasadena 91103 Size: There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,230 square feet. Published on : Aug. 24, 2008 Listed then for: $7,733,000 Listed now for: $5.95 million Price reduction: 23% Listing agent: Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, (310)
June 22, 2013 |
Four homes designed by the late architect Paul R. Williams, popular with generations of celebrities, are listed for sale in the Combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service. From least to most expensive: A traditional-style home in Hancock Park is priced at $3.6 million. Built in 1931, the well-maintained house has been restored. Rooms include a large entry foyer, paneled living room, formal dining room, family room, garden loggia, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Greg Moesser of Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent for the house ; An English-style home in La Canada Flintridge is up for sale at $6.89 million.