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The Smart Home: “must have” technology for the luxury home buyer.

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When it comes to real estate, we've heard for years and years that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses.  That's certainly true of any house, but when it comes to the luxury real estate market, those kitchens and bathrooms need to have top of the line amenities and cutting edge technology.  In fact, today's luxury home buyer is looking for a smart home. [Tweet "Smart home technology is both a want and a need."] Smart homes are a marriage of home and technology and allow homeowners the ability to run their entire household from their phone or tablet. A whole-home automation system brings … READ MORE »

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Mercury Glass – creating elevated Halloween decor.

Halloween is a fun time of year, and while it’s long been thought of as a kids’ holiday, more and more grown-ups are getting into the spirit.  There is no way that I am going to decorate my home with items made from glow in… 

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American Horror Story House

Spooky property profiles: real-life L.A. buildings in your favorite scary movies & TV Shows.

With Halloween around the corner and the L.A. real estate market heating up, it’s a perfect time to visit some of the homes and buildings that provide a spooky setting for some of your favorite movies and TV shows.  Why build a set when there is so much… 

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200 Arno Way

Property Profile: Paul Biddle designed Contemporary view home in Pacific Palisades

A few weeks ago I profiled Pacific Palisades and what a fantastic community it is. It’s beautiful, it’s got great schools and it is perfectly situated between Santa Monica and Malibu.  Pacific Palisades is also the location of the latest project from renowned Los Angeles architect,… 

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Raising funds for Operation USA with the Beach Boys and TV Producer, Jeff Franklin.

Over the weekend I met up with my friend Eva LaRue for a fundraiser benefiting Operation USA.  Eva and I met while working on a sitcom that Jeff Franklin was producing, and Jeff is very much involved with Operation USA.  He hosted their 35th annual… 

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Spanish Style Architectural Elements

September 15 through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  From San Diego to Santa Barbara and all points in between, Southern California has been heavily influenced by Spanish culture, and one only need look as far as our real estate market to see beautiful… 

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Cozy up with a great fireplace.

As an expert in luxury real estate, I can confidently say that most buyers have a fireplace near the top of their wish-list when it comes to shopping for a home.  No matter what the price point, people love a home with a fireplace.  Fireplaces… 

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