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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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May 4, 2013 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON - With full-fledged sellers' markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers. Call them turnoff listings. Despite roaring sales paces all around them, for one reason or another these houses send shoppers scurrying away, often because of mispricing, excessive restrictions on access to buyers and agents, failure to clean or make repairs and a variety of other marketing bungles.
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March 25, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Danny Pudi, who stars on the show “Community,” has bought the Pasadena home of Olympic gold medalist swimmer Betsy Mitchell for $1.32 million. The 1925 house, near Caltech and the Huntington Library, retains original architectural details such as interior arches but has an updated kitchen and bathrooms. The living room, off the formal entry, has a barrel ceiling, red tile flooring and a fireplace. French doors in the formal dining and family rooms open to outdoor patio space.
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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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January 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Esai Morales has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.175 million. The Midcentury-style house, built in 1957, features vaulted wood-beam ceilings, skylights, French doors, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,479 square feet of living space. A swimming pool sits in the backyard. Morales, 50, played Lt. Tony Rodriguez on "NYPD Blue" (2001-4) and starred with Lou Diamond Phillips in "La Bamba" (1987). More recently he had a recurring role on "Fairly Legal" (2011-12)
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 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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