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Luxury Real Estate Archive


Great Spaces: Home Fit for a Lion

Built by Paul Williams in 1941, this Hollywood estate was originally the home of Bert Lahr, also known as the Cowardly Lion from the 1939 hit movie musical “The Wizard of Oz.” The gated, private property, which consisted of 6,000 square ...


Hot Property: Cartoonist Exiting from the Frame

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed has listed his mountainside retreat in Santa Barbara for $4.95 million. ...


Hot Property: Jason Bateman Gives Ernest Borgnine’s Estate a New Identity

(MCT)—Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, are dropping anchor in the Beverly Crest area with the purchase of the estate of Ernest Borgnine for $3 million. ...


Great Spaces: Freddy Kruger, Jennifer Love Hewitt and More

Tavern Island: Connecticut’s Secluded Sanctuary ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has released its latest issue of the Luxury Portfolio Magazine. The magazine is published twice a year by the luxury real estate network to showcase stunning homes and explore luxury lifestyle trends. ...


January Housing Update: Nothing Left to Buy in Silicon Valley?

Regional Spotlight-- Median home-sale price continues to grow by double-digits in the Bay Area of California, but with such a shortage of inventory and fewer new listings, there soon may be nothing left to buy. ...


Great Spaces: Britney Spears, Leo, ‘Kimye’ and More

Britney Buys on Lake Sherwood ...


Luxury Sellers Hang Tough on Prices

Even though the time it takes to sell a luxury property has increased to as long as 260 days in Chicago, 287 in Miami and 197 nationally, overall, fewer sellers are cutting prices. ...


Great Spaces: Hilary Swank, Michael Strahan, and More

Hilary Lists Swanky Pad ...


Hot Property: Santa Monica Pair Change Script

>Oscar award-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis and his wife, actress Deborah Rennard, have sold their home in Santa Monica for its asking price of $5.25 million.


Hot Property: Hockey Pro Russ Courtnall Passes Off to Britney Spears

(MCT)—Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan. ...


Hot Properties: Leo Lists Oceanfront Compound; Matthew Modine Buys in Venice

Leo’s Luxury Listing ...


Hot Property: Sharon Stone Sells Beverly Crest Compound for $6.575 Million

(MCT)—Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest, Los Angeles area for $6.575 million. ...


Tight Inventories almost Bypass Luxury Market

It’s still a buyer’s market for properties selling for more than half a million. Tight inventories driven by negative equity and slow foreclosure processing and rising prices are having much less impact on luxury homes than on less expensive homes. ...


Industry Insight: Tips for Selling in Today’s Luxury Real Estate Market

There are many encouraging signs that point to a luxury real estate market that is making steady strides toward recovery. Nationwide, we are seeing a trend where inventories are lowering, listings are turning over quicker and more buyers are opting to pay cash. These positive signs make the luxury market ...


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