Archive for August, 2013

Board directors can’t let a property manager do their job

By law, directors — not third parties — must run the association’s operations. It’s unacceptable for a property manager to hand out fines and preside over hearings.

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Some borrowers may be filling in loan applications during workday

MortgageMarvel.com says loan application activity starts to pick up around 10 a.m. and doesn’t start to slow again until after 5 p.m. Changes in technology now allow would-be borrowers to apply for financing whenever they like — every day, 24-7

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Hurley House in Hollywood Hills is for sale

The four-bedroom home designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman is on the market for the first time since it was built in the 1950s. The Hurley House in Hollywood Hills, one of the largest and most extravagant homes designed by Swede Greta Magnusson Grossman, is on the market for the first time since it was built in the late 1950s. Grossman brought a Scandinavian sensibility to Southern California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle in this open-plan Midcentury Modern house, which is cantilevered to allow space for a swimming pool and patio.

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Peter Facinelli and ex-wife Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake home

The buyer of the Paul Williams-designed traditional house is Bill Prady, co-creator of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the “Twilight” films and the “Nurse Jackie” television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth , have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million.

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Housing fix has strong enemies

The federal government and the banking industry have failed to bring mortgage relief to homeowners in need.

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Housing fix has strong enemies

The federal government and the banking industry have failed to bring mortgage relief to homeowners in need. Richmond’s plan to use eminent domain would help fill the void. One way to judge the virtues of the city of Richmond’s initiative to use eminent domain to help its strapped mortgage borrowers is by the hysterical reaction of the banks and investors holding the mortgage loans.

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Board directors can’t let a property manager do their job

By law, directors — not third parties — must run the association’s operations. It’s unacceptable for a property manager to hand out fines and preside over hearings

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Landlords upset by advice on disabled would-be tenant

Many dislike the idea that it would be housing discrimination to steer a potential tenant away from renting an upstairs unit because she uses a cane. In the July 14 column, Rent Watch advised that it would constitute housing discrimination for a property manager to discourage a potential tenant from seeking to rent a second-floor unit.

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Brad Paisley sells Pacific Palisades home for $2.5 million

Country musician Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have sold a home in Pacific Palisades for $2.5 million.

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Show host Leeza Gibbons sells Beverly Hills estate

Television host Leeza Gibbons and her husband, Steven Fenton, have sold a gated estate in Beverly Hills for $6.9 million.

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