REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

When the promise is a peek at the most extravagant mansions in the world, how can you resist?  From a mansion on the Atlantic in Florida inspired by the Palace of Versailles to a Connecticut mansion with a moat, tower and stone walls, you won’t believe what these homes have to offer.   Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS 2019: WHAT’S HOT, WHAT’S NOT

Ask a dozen different designers about key trends and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers.  No matter the response, there is something in their answer that is sure to inspire.  If you’re thinking of doing any updating on your home this year the design duo Alexis Rodgers and Pam Mamourian of “Home With Alexis” have some great ideas for you. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

I don’t know about you, but I’ve already set my TIVO to grab the new ABC series “The Fix”.  Now it seems one of the stars of the series, Breckin Meyer, has gotten a fix of his own.  His brand new home in Valley Village is big (4100 sq ft) and beautiful, but at just  $2.2million it is surprisingly “sensible” (by LA standards) for this veteran Hollywood player with such a fast-rising star.    Continue reading

BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER

In neighborhoods across Los Angeles residents have been revolting against the development of mega-mansions that impact the character and quality of life in their neighborhoods. And in many of these areas fears are rising that these huge homes, many built on spec, will sit empty for years to come. What’s being done to address these concerns? Click here to read more Continue reading

MARKET TRENDS: HOMEOWNERSHIP RISES AMONG YOUNGER BUYERS

News today that some young friends of mine in Chicago just entered escrow on their first home is encouraging and supports what I am seeing and hearing from around the country. The rate of homeownership among Millennial buyers in on this rise. This is good news for sellers of “entry level” homes as the increased demand and limited inventories will continue to support price growth. The Mortgage Report breaks down the umbers with details by age group and region of the country.   Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

Responding to the California climate and the incredible landscapes that come from our topography, architects here are building some of the most extraordinary and innovative contemporary homes seen anywhere. Among the key trademarks are the expansive use of glass to bring in the California light and take advantage of the views; seamless indoor-outdoor flow to take advantage of the lifestyle that comes with our warm weather and sunshine; and clean lines that harmonize with the lush natural surroundings. These homes are airy and open with an easy elegance and chic, timeless design that is redefining the art of living well. Click here to read more Continue reading

DESIGN TRENDS

Ooh-la-la! Do you love that special Parisian chic style that oozes comfortable, easy elegance? Paris-based interior and furniture designer Aline Hazarian shares a few tips to help you give your home that je-ne-sais-quoi. Click here to read more Continue reading

CELEBRITY MOVES

With the sale of the six bedroom, 7.5bath home in Pacific Palisades he shared with ex-wife Kimberly Buffington, Dennis Quaid is ready to be “Merry Happy Whatever” (the title of his new series on Netflix). Located on Sunset Blvd, this 1920’s Spanish home has been lovingly restored and updated, respecting the exquisite original detailing with luxury materials, modern amenities and a few exceptional style twists. Is it worth $5.9 million? I say YES! Click here for more info Continue reading

MORTGAGE MONDAY: SHORT SALES

Short sales can mean big savings, but buyer beware. There are pitfalls along the way and the process can be long and tricky. Don’t go it alone. And don’t jump into a short sale without some background on what to expect. This easy-to-follow primer is a great way to start the short sale journey. And I am here to help!   Click here to read more Continue reading

REAL ESTATE EYE CANDY

When your day starts out with breakfast in a nook like this, the rest of the day has got to be great! Check out these chic breakfast nooks and the spectacular homes they are in…all currently on the market and represented by Sotheby’s. Click here to read more Continue reading