Pasadena’s Mexican drug cartel mansion sells to LegalZoom CEO John Suh

Last November, the US Treasury Department officially blew the cover of “anonymous” cash purchasers of real property. Title companies are now required to disclose the “real” identity of all LLC-cloaked buyers who spend more than $300,000 in cash. This, of course, is an attempt to stop the flow of illicit funds into US real estate […]

Asking $19 million on the Bird Streets Front Row

Last night, a longtime Yolanda follower forwarded us a promotional video for a spectacular view property on the so-called “Front Row” of the so-called “Bird Streets” area of the Hollywood Hills. Your gurl knows our readers love droolin’ over these slickly-produced shorts, so here it is for your consumption. (EDIT: Sorry kids, those rugrats have […]

David Dollinger drops $29 million on a Bel Air promontory

Yolanda has barely recovered from our New Year’s merrymaking, but already those busy real estate bees are out there making money moves. Slow down, y’all. LA’s first residential mega-deal of 2019 officially closed last week — $29,000,000 for a 1.42-acre promontory on lower Bel Air’s prestigious Sarbonne Road. For a full twenty years, the estate […]

Jimmy Rollins is a major league baller in Encino… again

It was barely one year ago — last January (2018), in fact — that soon-to-be-retired pro baseball star Jimmy Rollins broke the Encino sales price record with a $10,650,000 splurge. His spec-built monster mansion weighs in at nearly 15,000-square-feet of living space, dwarfing all the surrounding homes. Oddly enough, it seems that Mr. Rollins’ record-breaking […]

Ari Emanuel asks $19 million for Mandeville Canyon contemporary

Yolanda was minding our own business the other day, surfing the latest real estate listings, when our eyeballs suddenly popped outta our head, rolled across the hallway and ping-ponged down the stairs. Powerhouse talent agent Ari Emanuel has — quite unexpectedly — punted his main Brentwood residence onto the market with an $18,995,000 thud. And […]

Walmart heir Steuart Walton rolls back $14 million cash on Malibu’s Point Dume

Point Dume, the towering promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean, has long been the most star-studded neighborhood of Malibu. Longtime residents like Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand — just to name a couple of the more famous ones — enjoy the stunning views and essentially private beaches the area provides. Of course, homes […]