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Jane Fonda Buys a Townhome for $5.45M in Century City

April 7, 2017 | No Comments

Isa Foltin/WireImage Jane Fonda has given her wallet a workout. The aerobics queen, actress, and activist recently purchased a brand-new four-bedroom townhome in L.A.’s Century City, the Los Angeles Times reported. The home sold for $5.45 million, according to public records. Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Fonda will enjoy 6,679 square feet of […]

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How to Prepare to Buy a Home: First, Use This Checklist

April 7, 2017 | No Comments

Jeng_Niamwhan/iStock As everyone knows, a house is not an impulse purchase; you can’t just waltz in and declare “I’ll take it!” Long before you get to making that offer (on paper, through your real estate agent)—and even before going to your first open house—there are a ton of things to do and to prepare. Overwhelmed? Here’s a […]

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Catalog Cachet: Stunning Sears, Roebuck Barn Is This Week’s Most Popular Home

April 7, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Living in a barn is back in vogue, thank goodness! A favorite insult of nagging parents everywhere—were you born in a barn?—now has a new cachet. As evidence, look no further than this week’s most popular home on realtor.com®. It’s an old red barn in Connecticut that’s been converted into a luxurious living space. Not special […]

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Director Joe Carnahan Calling ‘Cut’ on His Pacific Palisades Home

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

Todd Williamson/WireImage It’s quite a dramatic move to put a living room in your front yard and make it work. So it should come as no surprise that director and screenwriter Joe Carnahan was able to pull it off with characteristic style. Now you can get your own slice of the action, because he’s recently put his El Medio […]

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How to Clean Carpet: From Vacuuming to Steam Cleaning

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

sturti/iStock The spring sunshine is finally streaming through your windows—and shedding light on just how dirty and dingy your carpets have gotten over the winter. It’s not your family’s fault that your carpets endured the daily trampling of muddy sneakers and wet boots—it’s just the nature of winter weather. Whether your carpets need a quick vacuum or […]

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Want to Save a Few Bucks? Where Property Taxes Are the Highest and Lowest

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

malerapaso/iStock Prospective home buyers on a budget have a lot to be anxious about as they track rising home prices and interest rates, check out how much house they can afford, and research everything they can find on down payment help. But one financial factor that they may not take into account is how their […]

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Away From Miami Vice, $45M Coral Gables Mansion Is Most Expensive New Listing

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com If you’re looking for a palatial property in South Florida but want to avoid the hubbub of Miami, this $45 million listing is right for you. The estate in Coral Gables is the most expensive new listing this week on realtor.com®. The listing is represented by Jorge Cruz with EWM Coral Gables–South Miami. Built in 2007, the Mediterranean-style […]

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Move Over, Chip and Jo: Ben and Erin Napier Blow Our Minds on ‘Home Town’

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

HGTV These are dark times in real estate reality TV. For one, the recent “Fixer Upper” season finale means no more new escapades from Chip and Joanna Gaines until next season, which is likely to begin in November (although HGTV has shown one episode of a possible spinoff starring Joanna, called “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design“). Meanwhile, our favorite embattled renovation […]

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Americans Are Taking Out the Largest Mortgages on Record

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com For the past few years, the housing market has been unbalanced. Strong demand and lean supply keep pushing prices higher and higher. On Wednesday, a fresh piece of data confirmed that trend. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly purchase loan data showed that the average size of a home loan was the largest in the […]

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Rock On! Music Legend Bill Graham’s Estate on the Market in Marin County

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

Bettmann/Getty Images Rock and roll impresario Bill Graham was also a real estate savant. The Corte Madera, CA, property he once owned is on the market for a jaw-dropping $25 million. It’s also the most expensive listing in Marin County. This exclusive enclave was the last place Graham lived; the San Francisco Bay Area concert promoter died in 1991. Isobel […]

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