Ellen DeGeneres takes a $27 million trip to Bali by way of Montecito

As we’ve previously discussed on several (many) occasions, Ellen DeGeneres has apparently made it her life’s mission to keep real estate agents in the black — and to own every fancy property from San Pedro to Santa Barbara. You see, our Ms. DeGeneres has an unrequited, well-documented, bonafide real estate obsession. It’s true. Yolanda knows […]

Ellen DeGeneres buys and sells in Montecito and Carpinteria (again)

We don’t know anyone who moves more frequently than Ellen DeGeneres. The TV talk show hostess’s property portfolio is so constantly in flux that her business manager and realtors alike must have mansion-laced nightmares about the dozens of transactions she’s initiated over the past few years. (Still, the hefty fees they’ve reaped from her perpetual […]

Former Miss Universe Bui Simon closes in on a record-breaking $38 million Palisades palace

(EDIT 5/17/18: This sale closed today for the strangely-complicated price of $33,850,670. This is officially the biggest transaction in Pacific Palisades history.) After an arduous two-year slog on the market — during which time it underwent two changes of realtors and a significant price chop — realtor Elizabeth Halsted has the Pacific Palisades mansion of […]

Jimmy Kimmel quietly drops $8 million in Hermosa Beach

A large Mediterranean-style mansion in the LA seaside neighborhood of¬†Hermosa Beach recently sold for nearly $8.2 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a home in the laid-back beachside community. Naturally, Yolanda was curious about the spendy new owner’s identity. A quick spot of quick research reveals that they are a not-famous local […]

Josh Altman pays $6.7 million for some 1930s Beverly Hills flats glam

[Update 3/21/18: Photos removed per Mr. Altman’s request] Over the weekend, Yolanda was reviewing the latest LA real estate transactions and we stumbled across this rather lovely mini-estate. Situated in the western part of the “Beverly Hills flats” neighborhood, the gracious 1938 Georgian Revival has a self-contained guesthouse and detached garage on a .28-acre lot. […]