Archive for December, 2012

SpaceX’s Elon Musk pays $17 million for Bel-Air manse

The 20,248-square-foot property, remodeled with entertaining in mind, has a tennis court, a swimming pool and an expansive motor court. Billionaire entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk has bought a mansion in Bel-Air for $17 million.

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Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Vacation Home

Sometimes the temptation to buy a vacation home is too sweet to pass up, especially with the kinds of prices in the market now, but a second home is hard to afford. Experts recommend renting out a vacation home when not in use to recoup costs. The keys to getting the most rent are to offer amenities..

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Spanish Property Outlook Better For 2013

Of all the suffering PIIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – it is arguably the last that has squealed the loudest over its real estate pains.

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US Housing Market Ends Year Strongly

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US Housing Market Ends Year Strongly

The U.S. real estate market recovery did not abate as the year wound to a close, despite threats of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a wobbly economy and stormy financial times in the Eurozone. Housing research firm Trulia reports that the market is “51%” closer to a full recovery..

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‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ house for sale in Minneapolis

Love may not be all around, but snow is certainly around the Minneapolis house used for exterior shots on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which is on the market at $2.895 million.

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An unlikely player in L.A. County assessor scandal

Appraiser Scott Schenter had big entrepreneurial aspirations, former co-workers say. Now he has a key role in a corruption scandal at the assessor’s office.

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Buying a home costs the most on a ‘boulevard,’ data show

Houses on ‘boulevards’ sell for 36% more than homes on ‘streets,’ according to online real estate community Trulia. There’s no question that homes have gotten larger, and are still getting larger, even in the face of slower sales and tighter mortgage qualifications

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Home of the Week: the Venice landmark Lantern House

The Lantern House, used as a single-family compound but legally three cottages, comes fully furnished with larger-than-life movie props, artwork and fountains. The Lantern House, used as a single-family compound but legally a trio of cottages, has become a Venice landmark over the years. The funky vibed, colorful dwelling is being offered fully furnished, including the larger-than-life movie props, artwork and fountains.

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Glendale house was in ‘Office’ star Jenna Fischer’s ballpark

The actress buys the estate built for baseball legend Casey Stengel in 1925 for $1.9 million.

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