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May 31, 2009 | Lauren Beale
Former Harry Chandler estate Location: 2411 Inverness Ave., Los Angeles 90027 Size: The Georgian-style manor has eight bedrooms and four bathrooms in 8,891 square feet. The lot is about 1 acre. Published on: Sept. 7, 2008 Listed then for: $6,799,000 Listed now for: $4,499,000 Price reduced: 33.8% Listing agent: Michael Orland, Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz, (323) 300-1030 -- Zen-inspired in Mt.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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)
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)
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