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6 New Homeowner Mistakes You Must Avoid - Congratulations! You’re embarking on an exciting, new adventure — owning your first home! As you get ready to sign the papers and start living in your new abode, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore some major missteps first-time homebuyers have made in the past. By taking prep steps ahead of time to avoid these common mistakes, you’ll be well on the way to settling into your new home for years to come. #1 Ignore Over-the-Top Features Sellers may have invested in some upgrades to make their home more appealing to potential buyers, including first-time homeowners. However, some major home upgrades might not be all that appealing after first glance. Swimming pools, for example, are high maintenance and expensive to repair, and they’re only functional for a few months out of the year, depending on where you live.  Landscaping with multiple bushes, trees and various flower beds that require a lot of maintenance and care are another you don’t want to invest time and money in
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L.A. Home Prices Surpass Peak in High-End Neighborhoods - 
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Skip the Peninsula: Stars Renting L.A.’s Private Homes for the Oscars - Skip the Peninsula: Stars Renting L.A.’s Private Homes for the Oscars  UnlimitedStyle Real Estate Photography by Jacquelyn Ryan 2/21/2015 3:00pm PST This story first appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Short-term rentals of luxury homes in the L.A. area generally have been for vacations in Malibu. But that s changing, say local agents, as more and more major celebrities and the uber-wealthy choose to lease multimillion-dollar houses in such areas as Bel-Air and Beverly Hills instead of booking prestige hotel suites. In 2014, Beyonce and Jay Z leased a $45 million Holmby Hills estate built on spec. The seven-bedroom home, listed by Kurt Rappaport at Westside Estate Agency, includes a wine cellar, two libraries and a theater. And it offered possibly the most important benefit: privacy. You can do what you want, like hang out by the pool because it s your pool, and you aren t there with other hotel guests, says Michael Nourmand, president at Nourma
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27 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR LUXURY HOME. - 27. AN OUTDOOR BATHTUB IN YOUR YARD 26. A SHOWER JUST FOR YOUR PETS 25. A SECRET ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE 24. A SWIMMING POOL BALCONY 23. A BALCONY DESK 22. A HUGE SKYLIGHT 21. PERSONAL YARD CABIN 20. A WINDOW NOOK 19. CLOSET ONLY FOR SHOES 18. AN INDOOR WATERSLIDE 17. OR JUST A STAIRWELL SLIDE 16. ORGANIC INDOOR HYDROPONIC GARDEN 15. A ROTATING SINK ADD-ON WITH COLANDER AND CUTTING BOARD 14. INDOOR STARRY DISPLAY FOR TUBIndoor starry display for tub 13. OUTDOOR FIREPIT LIVING ROOM 12. FAKE BEACH FIRE PIT AREA 11. LAZY OUTDOOR BED 10. A POOL THAT LOOKS LIKE A MOVING RIVER 9. OUTDOOR KITCHEN 8. OUTDOOR HAMSTER BALL NOOK 7. SWIMMING POOL MOVIE THEATER 6. MULTIPLE SHOWER HEAD SYSTEM 5. CLASSY GAZEBO TO SMOKE CIGARS IN 4. A WINE DISPENSER 3. BATHTUB FIRE DISPLAY 2. OUTDOOR BEER DISPENSER 1. BASEMENT GAME ROOM Via http://destinationluxury.com/27-things-need-luxury-home/ 27 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR LUXURY HOME. is a post from: Beverly Hills Real Estate-Beverly Hills Homes For Sale - Luxury Homes
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Home Decor That Inspires Amour - Whether you celebrate with a night on the town or a cozy home-cooked dinner, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to add a little ooh la la to your home. After all, it’s still cold out and getting dark early, so your rooms should look inviting to you and to any guests you may invite in. Clearing the clutter and adding a few flowers are a given, but you can take it a step further with romantic touches throughout your home. Wall treatments Kendall Wilkinson The wall treatment you choose can enhance your design choices in a way that no other single element can. Before you begin, think about the basics of the room — the quality of the light, the room’s proportions, any architectural features you want to emphasize or downplay, and the furniture and fabrics you plan to use. Color, texture and trim all play a role in how your wall treatment works. Consider how you can use a range of surfaces, such as wallpaper or fabric panels, and hues via paint or plaster, to create dept
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7 Home Improvement Projects That Are a Safe Bet for 2015 - If you have a small budget to spend on home improvement projects this year, you’ll want to make sure you use it wisely, especially if you plan to put your home on the market soon.  Redfin agents always recommend that you stay on top of basic home maintenance, but beyond that, it can be difficult to determine which features to add or update in your home. You don’t want to spend money on something that’s going to go out of style anytime soon. So where do you start? One way to tell if a certain feature is desirable is by looking at real estate listings online. Real estate agents have a limited number of words they can use to describe a home for sale on the multiple listing service, so every word counts. Looking at what they choose to include, and what they don’t, can give you an idea of what they see as a selling feature of a home. To find out what buyers will be looking for in 2015, we asked Redfin real estate agents which features they were starting to see more often while out
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What You Need to Know About Home Improvements and Taxes - When it comes to taxes, repairs and improvements aren’t always treated the same. When we bought our first house, it was perfect. Well, except for the 40-year-old heater. And the green kitchen with beige appliances circa 1970s. And the creepy basement. But otherwise perfect. Over the years, we made a number of improvements. We also made a number of repairs. We replaced the roof, added a powder room, and replaced the front porch. We painted walls and swapped out windows and doors. When we sold our house a few years ago, I still had a list of things that I had wanted to make happen that we never got around to doing. We never did refinish the basement or knock out the kitchen wall. I never got a new master bath. Like many homeowners, my husband and I weighed what we wanted to make happen against what needed to happen: time, money, and resale value were all factors. When you pay for a repair or an improvement to your house, the immediate hit to your wallet is the same. However, how
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The February Edition of Coldwell Banker Previews Inside Out - The February Edition of Coldwell Banker Previews Inside Out is a post from: Beverly Hills Real Estate-Beverly Hills Homes For Sale - Luxury Homes
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L.A. Home Prices Surpass Peak in High-End Neighborhoods - L.A. Home Prices Surpass Peak in High-End Neighborhoods Don t Miss Out — Follow us on:   Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube byJohn Gittelsohn 9:01 PM PST February 18, 2015    The main entrance and driveway to 1181 N. Hillcrest Road developed by Bruce Makowsky at Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, California. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) Home prices in high-end Los Angeles neighborhoods including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Bel Air have surpassed levels reached before the housing bubble burst even as values in the region’s broader market continue their recovery. In areas including the Westside and downtown Los Angeles, the median price of single-family homes and condominiums was $885,000 in the fourth quarter, up 7.3 percent from a year earlier and 0.7 percent from the previous three months, brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate and appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. said in a report Thursday. It was the first by the two firms for the country
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A $195-million Beverly Hills home is up for lease at $475,000 a month – Still a better deal than a luxury hotel suite. - A $195-million Beverly Hills home is up for lease at $475,000 a month Although still for sale at $195 million, this Beverly Hills estate is also offered for lease at $475,000. (Marc Angeles / Unlimited Style) By LAUREN BEALEcontact the reporter Nation s most expensive mansion at $195 million goes up for lease $195 million mansion now for lease sits on 25 acres with vineyards $475,000 a month includes vineyards, disco, bowling, party venue and 23 bathrooms The gated 25-acre estate in Beverly Hills that at $195 million tops the price chart of homes for sale nationwide is now also up for lease at $475,000 a month. That s $60,000 more than the median price of a home in Southern California. Real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene, who owns properties in Florida, New York and California, owns the Mediterranean-style villa, which is called Palazzo di Amore. He put it on the for-sale market in November. CAPTIONHot Property | Jeff Greene Marc Angeles This Beverly Hills estate is set on 25 acres
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Getting Ready For The Chinese New Year - Year of the Sheep 2015 By Qineng Tan, L.Ac., Ph.d. The Sheep, also known as the Goat or the Ram, is the 8th sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Chinese calendar moves in 60 year cycles, with each 12-year period influenced by one of the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. 2015 is the year of the “Wood Sheep.” The wood element accentuates the gentle and compassionate qualities of the sheep. People born in the Year of the Sheep tend to be friendly, but private.  They find it easy to empathize with and care for other people. Because they are also naturally creative, they may express themselves through art—portraying the wide range of human emotions, or simply creating beautiful things. Sheep remain calm by balancing their outward gentleness with a deep reserve of inner stability. Many born in the year of the Sheep keep faith in spiritual and religious practice. Even though they may tend to fall into difficult situations, hope keeps them going. Often, when they are in tr
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The Real Estate Obsession Grows … to IMAX Proportions - What would you do with a spare room? In the past half-century, the answer to this question has dramatically changed the role of home in our lives. “In 1970, the word ‘telecommuting’ had not been invented, workout rooms consisted of a tricked-out piece of elastic tied to your doorknob, and it was unheard of to have anything in your house akin to a movie theater,” write Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries in “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.” Fast forward to today and not only have we brought a host of commercial activities into our homes — there seems to be no limit. Sky’s the limit The Le Palais Royal theater room
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