Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards has purchased a getaway house outside L . A . in the golf-resort city of La Quinta. As initially reported by the L.A. Times, Richards and her husband, luxury realtor Mauricio Umansky, paid $2.35 million for the vacation home in April.
The Macallan is in the master suite, and the Cristal is by the soaking tub—so are the glasses to pour it all in, the tables the bottles sit on, the art on the walls to gaze at while sipping and the designer bath salts to infuse the room with just the right aroma.
To call this brand new $36 million Beverly Hills, Calif., home “fully loaded” might be an understatement. In fact, it could even be an insult to its designer.
By Erika Riggs of Zillow
Pocket listings — where homes aren’t marketed publicly on the MLS — are fairly common in high-end real estate. This tactic was used with Madonna’s L.A. home; Simon Cowell’s house is currently being floated as a $20 million pocket listing; and in January, Barry Bonds’ Beverly Park house hit the market this way as well.
Almost a year later, Bonds’ home is officially on the MLS and with a price cut. First offered at $25 million, the house at 44 Beverly Park Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90210 is now down to $23.5 million. Take a look at some of the pictures below:
By Amy Schellenbaum, Curbed
Two years after actress Courteney Cox and ex-husband actor David Arquette got divorced, they have finally put their shared Beverly Hills mansion, an A. Quincy Jones-designed 5-bedroom with one meandering single story and a circular pool, on the market for $19.5M. It consists of 5500 SF of living space on a flat one Acre land.
The enjoyment of purchasing a brand-new residence and the wish to save cash could lead the possible home owner down a dark, falling apart drywall roadway. Some individuals believe that a pest examination is a pricey and a needless action in the residence purchasing procedure, specifically if surrounding residences do not have a problem or there appears to be no insect issues. I think that it is a much more expensive to pay to force out 2 million little squatters and mend the damages they cost you. (more…)
Are you selling your home? Finding the right price point to do this can be quite difficult. You won’t be able to sell your home if you price it too high, and you won’t be able to profit if the price is too low. You need to look at a couple things – size of the property, location of the house and the condition that the house is in prior to the sale. Setting the price for your house can be difficult, but with the tips in this article, you will be able to choose the right price to sell it fast.
Remember that when someone buys your home, they’re also buying the property it’s on. The size or quality of your lot can make a house more valuable. A significant amount of property is always attractive, as it gives the buyer many options. Privacy, views, a garden and trees that provide shade can all make a house more comfortable and attractive. Be sure to display any appealing features of your property in the listing -have pictures as well as a verbal description. You should also do everything you can to keep the property surrounding your home in the best possible condition so it makes the right impression. (more…)
The growing importance of the Internet has enabled estate agents to improve their services and increase their client base. With the increasing number of estate agents offering their services on the Internet, prices for these services have also decreased. Online estate agents provide many of the same services as their high street counterparts. Internet sites that serve as estate agents receive questions about the property and send out details to prospective buyers in your stead. They will also assist in arranging viewings, although you would have to do the viewings yourself. In many instances, they can also help in price negotiations and facilitate the sale to completion.
Just like selling a house, choosing an online estate agent can be a tricky process. It is important for you to choose wisely because these are people who you will be entrusting one of the biggest sales you will carry out in your lifetime, so that the sale goes without a hitch, without spending needlessly for services you don’t need. Here are some things to consider when choosing a web-based estate agent. (more…)
If you are thinking about placing your home on the market, or are in basic need of cleaning up or even decorating, you will find easy things you can do which will increase the value of your home making the place a lot more appealing to possible buyers. Even if you’re not thinking of selling, you might want to acquire more room, or perhaps enable it to be more appealing to all your friends.
As it holds true to point out that you can invest lots of money updating and generally improving your home, there are also many things that can be done on a spending plan. Let’s take a look at a selection of tips that you could make use of inside of your very own residence. (more…)
Investing in high-end real estate may seem like an out of reach prospect for most investors, but the fact is that you don`t have to be fabulously wealthy to invest in the luxury real estate market. Because of the economic recession, many luxury houses are currently available at a deep discount to prospective investors. Although statistics are showing that the mainstream housing market has picked up during the last six or eight months, high-end properties are lagging behind and are being listed now at drastically reduced prices.
According to realtors across the country, properties that sell for more than $2 million are being reduced by as much as 20 percent or even 30 percent in some areas. To make matters more complex, a larger percentage of luxury homeowners are starting to foreclose now, which in turn is causing something of a glut on the real estate market. The good news is that if you`re in a position to invest in a luxury dream home, there`s never been a better time. (more…)
DIY home improvement has become a more likable thing in the recent past. Some people do their own home repairs, remodels and other projects with the intention of saving money. Even though paying a contractor can be a necessity, it can cost quite a bit of money. In this article, we’ll be looking at some important factors to keep in mind if you’re planning to handle your own home improvement plans.
Safety is an important factor that should never be overlooked, when doing home repairs of any kind. Sometimes people who aren’t experienced at working with tools, construction materials and other types of equipment don’t take the necessary precautions. Make sure you use eye protection when dealing with any tools or materials that could pose a risk to your eyes. Your eyes can be harmed by wood chips to plaster, along with many other things. Unless you want to damage your hearing, protection should be taken for your ears, when working around power tools. When you are near sounds that are high decibel, for long periods, permanent hearing loss can be the result. Wear a particle mask, especially when you are working around insulation, mold or anything that is toxic, to keep from breathing them in. (more…)