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Luxury Real Estate | Los Angeles

The LA market continues to outperform the rest of the nation by a substantial margin. Since 2000 prices have increased 126.8%, outpacing the national average by a whopping 54% over the same period. More importantly have been the developments in the past three years. Since bottoming out from the affects of the Great Recession, the market has 62% since December 2011 when property prices hit their price floor. 
However, much of these gains have been in the luxury sector which experiences radically different market fundamentals. Ranging from international sanctions, currency fluctuations and an international buying pool, the luxury LA market expects a different type of agent - someone who is ahead of the trends, someone who utilizes a marketing strategy before it becomes commonplace, someone who knows how to reach foreign buyers. 

In the News

Funky Malibu Oceanfront Home Is Listing for $53 Million - Wall Street Journal

At first glance, this oceanfront Malibu, Calif. home looks a little like a grouping of giant-sized toddler toys strewed on the beach—an oval cylinder plopped next to a pyramid which is nestled against a tower of cubes. Now this unusual structure is going on the market for $53 million.
The house, which took nearly six years and about $15 million to design and build, is “a village of forms,” said Ed Niles, the Malibu-based architect known for his highly contemporary glassy designs including a tower of glass cubes in Vail, Colo. “Each form has a different shape depending on its function.” The triangle encompasses the kitchen and family room, the cylinder contains the master bedroom and living room, and the cubes house the other bedrooms. The design was a collaboration between Mr. Niles and owner Wei-Tzuoh Chen, a nephrologist. Dr. Chen, who grew up in Taiwan, desired a contemporary home with creative architecture......

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Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales

A modern compound in the 1500 block of Viewsite Drive in Hollywood Hills West sold for nearly $1 million less than the original asking price and $3,750 less than what it previously went for in 2013. Designed by architect Leonardo Umansky, the 5,725-square-foot home has a 50-foot dining/living room area, wood-lined sliding glass doors and an infinity-edge pool and spa overlooking the Sunset Strip. A 12-seat movie theater, a game room with a bar and a master retreat with a stone bathroom are among the features.

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Expert Investigates 10-Year-Old's 'Reincarnation' Claims - NBC News

For more than a decade, Dr. Jim Tucker, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, has studied the cases of children, usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, who say they remember a past life. In his book, "Return to Life," Tucker details some of the more than 2,500 cases he has studied over the years, including Ryan—a boy from the Midwest who claims he is the reincarnation of a man who died more than 50 years ago. That man, Marty Martyn, was a former movie extra who later became a powerful Hollywood agent.Marty was married four times. He became quite wealthy, and he and his last wife enjoyed an upscale lifestyle. Ryan said he had driven around Hollywood in a green car and that his wife drove a nice black car. Well, Marty's wife didn't actually do the driving, but they had a custom-made Rolls-Royce that was presumably a nice car. Ryan remembered an African American maid, and Marty and his wife had a number of them. Ryan said he owned a piano, and Marty had pianos in his house. The family lived in a fine house with a large swimming pool, as Ryan had described. Ryan said his address had Rock or Mount in it. And Marty Martyn's last house, that fine home with the big swimming pool? It was located at 825 N. Roxbury.

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