Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Estate Hits Market for $27.5 Million

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Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake, CA estate is on the market for the first time since the venerable performer built it in 1939. Hope, who is one of the few people in the world able to claim the title of comedian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete, built the home after Paramount Pictures signed him for the 1938 film The Big … Read More

Go Green & Get Green: Tax Rebates and Incentives for Green Home Improvements

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By: Julie Jacobson, Redfin Associate Agent in Los Angeles Sure, Jessica Alba and Gisele Bundchen are doing it , but you don’t have to be a millionaire to make your home green.  Most people know that green homes reduce energy bills, but many aren’t aware of the tax breaks and incentives that can ease the upfront costs of home improvements. … Read More

The Real World: New Orleans’ Danny Roberts: Where Is He Now? Redfin!

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Danny Roberts now works as a recruiter at Redfin Last night Danny Roberts, who participated in “The Real World: New Orleans” in 2000, appeared on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live” to talk about his experience on the show. In case you missed it, we caught up with Danny, who is now a recruiter for Redfin, to get an inside … Read More

#36: How to Be an Awesome and Profitable Landlord with Kevin Perk

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On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we look at the topic of landlording and get some great advice from long-time landlord Kevin Perk. Kevin is a very successful investor from the Memphis area and has a real good grasp on finding and dealing with tenants as well as some unique methods of financing his properties, getting rid of bad … Read More

How the Top 1% Fared in the Housing Crash

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Five years after the crash, the economy may not be back on its feet, but the ultra-rich are sitting pretty. According to new research done by UC Berkeley, the richest one percent of Americans captured 95 percent of the income growth in the United States between 2009 and 2012. With homes always on our mind, this stunning stat made us … Read More

Versace Mansion Auctioned Off for $41.5M

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Gianni Versace’s palace , known as Casa Casuarina, sold at auction today for $41.5 million. The highest bidder was VM South Beach LLC—a group that includes the Nakash family, who own Jordache Enterprises. Joe Nakash, the owner of the Victory Hotel next door, told the Miami Herald that he plans to turn the mansion into a hotel, which will operate … Read More

Homebuyer Demand Dips Again in August

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Each month, Redfin captures homebuyer demand by tracking the number of home tours requested and offers made by its customers across the country. In August, both home tours and offers continued to decline steadily. Homebuyer demand typically falls from July to August; this year, however, the drop in demand was more pronounced. Here’s what we are seeing across the 22 … Read More

Summer Prices Cool as We Head Into Fall

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Each month, Redfin takes a look at home price trends throughout 19 key US markets. This month shows the rapid rise in home prices and sales volume during much of 2013 has now shifted course. Low mortgage rates and strong pent-up demand had buyers flooding into the market, but now both buyers and sellers are facing challenges. Buyer demand has … Read More