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The People Who Make the Mansion Run

The people who make the mansion run, Estate managers, handle the minutiae of running a sprawling home—from leaky faucets to balky landscapers. The job can pay upward of $200,000 a year, but bosses can be prickly. Thomas Sanford, a 44-year-old former cop, made a career change in 2008 and relocated a couple of years later.… Continue reading

The 27 Richest Neighborhoods In Southern California

With its beautiful weather and booming entertainment business, Southern California is one the most desirable places to live in the U.S. No surprise, then, that it’s home to some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the U.S., from Beverly Hills to La Jolla. Stephen Higley, a professor emeritus of urban social geography at the University of Montevallo, recently ranked… Continue reading

Large Bel Air Estate Sells for Over $33 Million

From Link: The Wall Street Journal The Doheny estate in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles has sold for more than $33 million, according to people with knowledge of the deal.

Doheny estate in Bel-Air finds a buyer

From Link: The Los Angeles Times It looks like former First Lady Nancy Reagan just got a new neighbor. The nearby Doheny estate in Bel-Air has sold for more than $33 million. The exact purchase price has yet to make its way into the public record.

5 Reasons Houses Getting Bigger

It’s a strange time for houses to get bigger. The housing bust was followed by sharp criticisms of excesses such as McMansions and started a movement toward tiny houses. Combined with America’s aging, “empty nester” population, increasing environmental concerns and smaller household sizes, you might think the U.S. would want to build smaller houses. We haven’t. As of… Continue reading