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Los Angeles Wants a Registry of How Much Rent Everyone is Supposed to Be Paying

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Image via Cole Martin / Curbed LA flickr pool “Hundreds” of renters who live in rent-controlled apartments are subject to illegal rent increases each year, but a new city program in the works looks to significantly cut those numbers down. An LA City Council committee is discussing today a new registry that would require landlords to report how much rent […]

Where Have All of Los Angeles’s Mega-Rich People Gone?

Subprime profiteer Jeff Greene’s estate in Beverly Hills In 2013, Los Angeles had 4,520 mega-rich people, aka ultra high net worth individuals, aka people with more than $30 million in net assets; it had the fifth most mega-rich after New York, London, Tokyo, and San Francisco. Today it has969 mega-rich people and is ranked twentieth. Where have the mega-rich […]

Bel Air Gets Rare Apartments With Rents Starting at $3,300

All photos courtesy Empire Property Group When you think of rental options in Bel Air, you probably think of megamansions leased by the month or, at best, maybe a guesthouse behind a megamansion. But the Empire at Bellagio has just opened on the edge of the neighborhood with 23 new “rare for Bel Air” luxury units in […]

The Best Places in LA For Christmas Lights and Holiday Cheer!!!

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Christmas: it’s everywhere. Nextdoor, the “private social media network for your neighborhood” (like a neighborhood watch group, but on the internet), has crowdsourced an interactive map with pins in all the tree lots, Santa displays, over-the-top light displays, and donation opportunities throughout Los Angeles. The map has points from the Valley to the Eastside, so no matter […]

Arty Flowers in Echo Park, LA’s Best Jewelry, Uniqlo Giveaway

[Photo via Slow Matter] ECHO PARK: A cool concept plant and flower shop has popped up in Echo Park. Located inside Sunset, Slow Matter offers “strange nature and flowers by the stem” in an art-gallery-like setting. CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best jewelry stores. Highlights include Gabriela Artigas on La Cienega, Irene Neuwirth on Melrose, and Roseark […]

Jenny Craig Sold Her Horse Farm to Bill Gates For $18 Million

Diet titan Jenny Craig has just sold her equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates for $18 million. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “he plans to turn into a grand prix circuit for hunters and jumpers,” which means a place to have international horse-jumping competitions (in the grand tradition of teen daughters of ultra-rich people, Gates’s is […]

Sharp ’60s Modern in Crestwood Hills Seeks Second Owner Ever

Brentwood’s celebrated Modern architecture tract Crestwood Hills originally contained 150 residences designed by the team of A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Smith, and Edgardo Contini. Regrettably, one-third of those houses were destroyed by the devastating wildfire that ravaged Brentwood and Bel Air in November 1961. Now hitting the market for the first time ever is a Crestwood Hills house erected […]

This Glassy, Boxy House in Glassell Park Just Fetched $1 Million

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Is Glassell Park edging into Highland Park territory? It’s certainly adding to its roster of million-dollar housing sales these days (it’s only ever had a handful over the years). To be fair, this boxy, two-story house has been trying for a while: we saw it in 2008 asking a ballsy $1.229 million, then pricechopped twice more down to $999,000. This time […]

Ridiculously Pedigreed Home of the Chandlers Sells for $9.5MM

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Get a load of the incredible backstory on this place: built in 1913 and designed by J. Martyn Haenke, William Dodd, and Julia Morgan (architect of Hearst Castle and DTLA’s Herald-Examiner Building), this home was built for Dr. Peter Janss, whose Janss Investment Company developed Canoga Park and Westwood. It was later purchased by incredibly prominent Angelenos Dorothy Buffum […]