David Schoenbrun

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Home of the Week: Hamptons-inspired estate in Newport Beach

This Hamptons-inspired shingle-clad home in Newport Beach is one of only two dozen waterfront houses on car-free Bay Island. Inside, the harbor-view home is infused with nautical character.<p><b>Location:</b> 21 Bay Island, Newport Beach 92661<p><b>Asking price:</b> $6.288 million<p><b>Year built:</b> 2000<p><b>Architect:</b> Kurt</b> …

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Leonardo DiCaprio sells Malibu beach home for $17.35 million

Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million.<p>The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in 2012 at $150,000 a month for the summer. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23 million.<p>The compound contains three recently …

Real Estate

The 6 Best Paint Colors That Work In Any Home

If you live in a rental -- or you're just really lazy -- you probably have white walls. And not to white walls but they are kind of... boring. So why don't you amp up your wall space with some no-fail paint colors that can fit in any home no matter what your style.<p>These hues may be on the "safe" …

Lauren Conrad buys $8.5-million home in Laguna Beach

Lauren Conrad, who gained fame on the reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," continues to move up in that beach city, this time to an oceanfront home that cost her $8.5 million.<p>She has a nearby home in the Three Arch Bay area listed for sale at $2.695 million, reports Realtor.com, …

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Should You Buy Or Rent A Home?

This is a significant issue. For most people, housing is their biggest expense.<p><b>Homes are not great investments.</b> As I explain in my book, "The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read," it's difficult to make the case that owning a home is a good investment. For several decades, home appreciation was …

Striking Home Remodel With Captivating Views in San Diego, USA

Jackson Design and Remodeling sent us photos and information about one of their recent projects. This hillside home in San Diego, USA with …

MLB Pitcher Barry Zito Tosses Los Angeles Home On The Market For $4.375 Million

Two-time World Series Champion Barry Zito has just tossed his West Hollywood home on the market for $4,375,000!<p>Zito was cut loose from the San Francisco Giants when his $126 million dollar contract expired after seven up-and-down years. Without a mound to stand on, Zito has turned his focus back to …

Russell Brand buys a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West

Russell Brand— he of theoff-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.<p>The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work.<p>Beyond a somewhat modest entry lie …

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15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons Of Money

Home flips are up 19% from a year ago and 74% from the first half of 2011, according to a new report from Realtytrac.<p>"While flipping continues to be profitable in most markets, particularly those where the home price recovery is still nascent and a recent rebound in foreclosure activity allows …