REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY: MIDCENTURY MAGIC

With clean lines, raw materials and lots of glass this luxury retreat in Topanga, CA redefines midcentury style.  Perfectly situated to take advantage of the explosive views and integrating beautifully with the natural surroundings this home is my Real Estate Eye Candy pick of the week. Click here to read more        Continue reading

REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES: BUYERS BEWARE

Far too often house hunters get caught up in the frenzy of a hot real estate market.  But these important tips will help you to avoid costly mistakes by doing your homework, asking the right questions and reacting calmly and strategically.   Click here to read more  Continue reading

THE LUXE LIFE

Actor Jeremy Piven’s new Hollywood Hills home has all the trappings of cool, modern luxury.  With walls of windows, an infinity pool and endless views, it offers the ultimate LA indoor-outdoor lifestyle.   Click here to read more   Continue reading

REAL ESTATE ON THE RUNWAY

Fashion designers are in the business of creating dreams and aspirations.  Luxury and design is their calling card.  So it was only a matter of time before they would become key players in the design and marketing of luxury real estate.   Click here to read more Continue reading

TRACKING THE MONEY

Where is the big money in real estate today?  Southern California is home to 9 of the country’s 25 most expensive zip codes and LA county reports 48 “million dollar” zip codes.   We get it.  With our weather, strong economy and proximity to beaches, mountains and desert, why would you want to live anywhere else?   Click here to read more     Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

I’ve made no secret that I am a huge fan of mid-century modern architecture.  So when John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s spectacular remodel hit the market I was all over it, pushing it out to several of my clients in the market for mid-centuries.  We know a thing or two about good face-lifts here in LA…and this one doesn’t disappoint.   Hoping one of my clients will ultimately call this home!   Click here to read more    Continue reading

PENTHOUSE PALOOZA

The view from up high can be pretty nice indeed.  Even more so if you happen to be looking out from within one of these spectacular penthouses.   Click here to learn more   Continue reading

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES: FOLLOWING THE PUBLIC TRANSIT PATH

Truth is in the numbers as homeowners throughout the U.S. reap the rewards of public transit projects that improve access to their neighborhoods.  Across LA we are already seeing real estate prices surging in areas with nearby access to new metro lines/stations.  In West Hollywood, we fought hard to rally votes for Measure M in return for the promise of an extension of the Crenshaw line into WeHo.  If you’re looking to get on track with your next real estate investment give me a call and let’s  get on the right path to success!   Click here to read more Continue reading

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESEN WEST

I have a personal connection to Taliesin.  My uncle, Mel Cohen, an architect and a great admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, committed himself to the Taliesin Foundation in the 1980’s helping to save it from financial ruin.  Upon his death our family was granted the honor of spreading his ashes at Taliesin West…the only such honor we know of.  On the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth this shares the story of this extraordinary landmark.  Click here to read more Continue reading

MORTGAGE MONDAY: THE DEATH OF THE 20% DOWN PAYMENT

So, you think you can’t afford to buy your first home?  Think again!!  The typical down payment for 60% of first-time homebuyers is 6% or less.  You just have to know where to look and what questions to ask.  Click here to read more Continue reading