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10 mortgage facts you may be wrong about
House of the Week: Nabisco Ovens Turned Penthouse
Real Estate Investing: Risks and Benefits
Mario Van Peebles Sells Hollywood Hills ‘Tree House’
‘Numb3rs’ Star Sophina Brown Relists West Hollywood Bachelorette Pad
Is This Robert Pattinson’s Beverly Hills Rental Home?
Dennis Quaid Lists Pacific Palisades Home
How to Investigate the Neighborhood Where You Want to Live
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Transform Your Kitchen From Tiny to Tremendous
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant List Newport Coast Home for $8.5 Million
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10 mortgage facts you may be wrong about
Mortgages are tricky and often hard to understand. Because most people only purchase a home every five to seven years, prospective home buyers understandably don't spend a lot of time in the interim educating themselves about mortgages and the mortgage process.
House of the Week: Nabisco Ovens Turned Penthouse
The scent of fresh-baked goods is nothing short of irresistible — some real estate agents have even been known to capitalize on that, sticking a pan of cookies in the oven shortly before an open house. In this case, the entire penthouse living room was once an oven, filled with Nabisco biscuits, but unfortunately the baked goods and the scent are long gone.
Real Estate Investing: Risks and Benefits
If you plan to allocate some of your investment dollars to real estate, you’ll find several options in the marketplace. Each type of investment has its own benefits and risks, and you should fully educate yourself on those before you write the check. Below are details on a few of the more common real estate investment types.
Mario Van Peebles Sells Hollywood Hills ‘Tree House’
It may not be the largest or most lavish, but it’s without a doubt one of the most unique homes in Hollywood Hills. Nestled among branches with a rope swing in the master bedroom, the home on Ellington Drive is as close to a tree house as you can get with your feet still on the ground.
‘Numb3rs’ Star Sophina Brown Relists West Hollywood Bachelorette Pad
She played a tough, street-smart ex-LAPD officer on the CBS drama “Numb3rs,” but Sophina Brown’s West Hollywood loft shows off her feminine side with zebra prints, an Audrey Hepburn poster and bright pops of color. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1037 N Laurel Ave APT 16, West Hollywood, CA 90046 is now back on the market for $799,000. Brown first listed the 1,220-square-foot unit for $850,000 in April 2010 but removed the listing a month later. She was likely more focused on tying the knot with “NYPD Blue” actor Henry Simmons.
Is This Robert Pattinson’s Beverly Hills Rental Home?
When Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart broke up, the “Twilight” co-stars were living just blocks away from each other in Los Feliz. Pattinson owns a home there, and Stewart bought her own place in the ‘hood last year. Now that the two have ended their relationship — seemingly for good — Pattinson has moved on in all senses of the word and is now rumored to be renting in an ultra-private and gated neighborhood in Beverly Hills, according to E! News.
Dennis Quaid Lists Pacific Palisades Home
Divorces are hard enough to deal with even when they are not subject to public scrutiny. For celebrities, the added judgment and rumor mill can make this painful process even more stressful.For more than a year, Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington-Quaid have been going through a lengthy divorce process, marked with second thoughts and difficult realizations. Nevertheless, the actor showed his support for his wife and 5-year-old twins by purchasing a $3.1 million Pacific Palisades home for them in February. Both Quaids are listed as owners in property records.
How to Investigate the Neighborhood Where You Want to Live
You’ve gone to the open house. You’ve had a private showing. You’ve read the disclosures. You’ve decided this is the house for you, and you’re ready to make an offer. Before you take that step, though, you should fully check out the neighborhood. After all, this is where you’re going to live for years. Is there something you don’t know about that could negatively affect the resale value later?
7 ways to cut the cost of cable TV
Haven't cut the cable cord yet in favor of free or low-cost Internet TV options? You're not alone. The majority of Americans still watch TV through traditional paid cable services, according to media market research company Nielsen. Unfortunately, as you know, cable TV can be pricey. But you can keep the cost of watching your favorite shows and movies under control with these seven strategies.
Transform Your Kitchen From Tiny to Tremendous
White cabinets, clean lines and an efficient layout make for a beautiful and functional space in this kitchen by Sea Island Builders. Home and lifestyle magazines are filled with pictures of grandiose kitchens replete with hand-carved chandeliers, walk-in refrigeration rooms and dining tables big enough to seat a football team.
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant List Newport Coast Home for $8.5 Million
About a year and a half ago, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant were on their way to divorce. Without a prenuptial agreement and with news of his extramarital activity, Kobe was due to lose many of his assets, including his collection of Orange County real estate. According to a January 2012 L.A. Times story, Kobe transferred all three of the homes — worth an estimated total of $18.8 million — to Vanessa.
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