We’ve now heard from not just one but three plugged-in informants, one of them Platinum Triangle real estate mover and shaker Peter Propertyseller, that Italian-born fashion and retail mogul Mossimo Giannulli and veteran television actress Lori Loughlin are widely rumored in certain high-end real estate circles to have made a sub rosa, off-market deal to… Continue reading

The luxury SLS Beverly Hills hotel created by hotel and nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian has been sold for $195 million to Torrance multilevel marketing and hotel firm Sunrider International. Nazarian’s company SBE opened the 297-room hotel in 2008, just as the hospitality industry was going into a recession-related skid. The hotel business has since recovered… Continue reading

The DeVito-Perlman spread is not listed on the open market, so we didn’t turn up any publicly accessible marketing materials. However, digital listing details from back in 2007 and 2008, when the couple had the estate on the open market with an asking price of just under $32 million, show the nearly 15,000-square-foot French Country-style… Continue reading

On Saturday, The New York Times released a fantastic investigation into the influx of foreign wealth in the New York City luxury real estate market. Looking at more than 200 limited-liability corporations (LLCs) and trusts, The Times’s Louise Story and Stephanie Saul attempted to unravel who exactly lived in the Time Warner Center and other… Continue reading

The overall U.S. housing market still is struggling to hit its stride, but the remodeling market meanwhile has fully regained its mojo, according to a report released Thursday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Kermit Baker, director of the center’s remodeling futures program, forecasts that spending in the U.S. remodeling market will… Continue reading

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

Real estate listings website Zillow will buy its biggest competitor Trulia for a whopping $3.5 billion in stock in a deal that looks set to transform the future of online house hunting. Together, the rivals, which have been locked in fierce combat for nearly nine years, have a total 137 million web and mobile internet… Continue reading