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One size does not fit all when it comes to homeowners and personal insurance programs, especially when it comes to high-net-worth clients who need a broad, varied range of coverage. With recent flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes fresh on everyone’s mind, now is a good time to ensure your policy is up to date and has you covered, no matter where you hang your hat. 

Specializing in all-encompassing insurance programs tailored for the high end of the market is The Paragin Group, where Partner Eric Dreisen tells us he and his team of advisors continuously see people neglecting to update their policy on a regular basis and paying too much for insufficient coverage.

“As a real estate firm, part of The Agency's full-service approach is to work with

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When it comes to wine, Rachel Swann, Managing Partner of The Agency’s new San Francisco office, knows her stuff. Before finding her way to real estate, Rachel studied wine at UC Berkeley and The Master Court of Sommeliers and went on to tour the French and German wine routes, tasting her way through Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. We caught up with Rachel and had her give us the scoop on her favorite off-the-beaten path wineries around Napa, and even scored some tips for readers interested in doing some tasting of their own.

SIP HERE  Hall Winery: “Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, who are both avid wine lovers as well as prolific art collectors, this bustling winery is a great place to get your art and wine fix in one place. If you google ‘The Hall

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When the owner of a classic 1928 bungalow in L.A.’s buzzing Highland Park neighborhood realized his home was in need of some modern upgrades to appeal to today’s discerning buyer, he enlisted the services of Aaron B. Duke. The mastermind behind the eponymous L.A.-based lifestyle design and architectural coordination studio got to work applying his design know-how to enhance the volume and charm of the 1,020-square-foot bungalow. The newly-renovated home, represented by The Agency’s Michael Perez, Aileen Comora, and Paul Lester, is now a glorified, modern gem that embodies the neighborhood’s laid-back, bohemian spirit. We caught up with Aaron to chat about his approach to the home’s renovation—and even scored a few quick and easy tips for breathing new

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Shade trees, stately lawns and sprawling mansions line the streets of Hancock Park, a residential enclave reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age. This centrally located Los Angeles neighborhood, which features homes by the likes of Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, and Frank Lloyd Wright, offers the best of both worlds—providing the single-family residential experience within moments of the nightlife, dining, shopping, and entertainment of nearby Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.   

“With Hancock Park, you get the whole package,” says Billy Rose, President and Founder of The Agency, who represents two of the neighborhood’s most exquisite residences, 601 S. Windsor Blvd and 637 S. Lucerne Blvd. “You can have the expansive, stately home and still be

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Video of the project’s launch featured below

The Agency Development Group has reached a sales milestone at The Residences at The Sawyer, the first residential offering of its kind to debut in the Downtown Sacramento market. Since launching last spring, 50% of the condominium residences situated atop the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel have sold, including all one-bedroom homes. With The Residences at The Sawyer set to be completed by year’s end, sales momentum is further evidence of the strength of Sacramento’s real estate market, which earlier this year was named one of the hottest in the country by and in the state of California by The Wall Street Journal.

After undergoing more than one billion dollars in reinvestment projects over the

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Our round-up of properties and personalities making headlines in September.

29829 HARVESTER ROAD → Named The Wall Street Journal House of The Day, this modern, rustic Malibu farmhouse, owned by Il Divo Singer Sebastien Izambard, underwent a two-year renovation supervised by his wife, Renee, an artist and interior designer. The property, listed by Santiago Arana for $12,950,000, offers 5,400 square feet of living space, is zoned for horses, and features everything from eclectic flea market finds to a playhouse from France. View a video of the home here.

MAURICIO UMANSKY → Mauricio sat down with Mansion Global to talk about the ultra-hot Los Angeles luxury market, his own dream home, and the best places to invest in luxury properties. “It feels

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While Palm Desert’s El Paseo District has long been known for its high-end boutiques and fine dining options, many don’t realize it’s also home to a thriving art scene, with an eclectic mix of contemporary and fine art galleries lining the iconic street.

“El Paseo has always been the ‘Rodeo Drive’ of our desert,” says Palm Desert agent and art lover, Loran Arvizu. “The influx of high-end retail shops has given galleries a great opportunity to showcase new and emerging artists. I encourage new home buyers and visitors to experience this street not only for its fine restaurants and retail but a gallery experience that competes with the best.”  

We caught up with Loran to get the rundown on her top three gallery picks on El Paseo. Her insider tip?

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In real estate, there are “wow” properties, and there are properties that transform and inspire, redefining the meaning of home in the 21st century. When it comes to marketing a property like 1251 Shadow Hill Way, a cutting-edge contemporary estate in Beverly Hills, The Agency pulls out all the stops.

In a premier location two minutes from The Beverly Hills Hotel, the ultra-modern, 11,073-square-foot residence boasts a crescent-shaped, 110-foot infinity pool, home theater, and sweeping views from Downtown and the Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Inside, the home is outfitted with future-forward features that would put James Bond’s London flat to shame, including black glass doors outfitted with biometric technology, walls of marble and amethyst, and

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Capturing stunning, 360° views of Hollywood Hills, Century City and Downtown Los Angeles, 1345 Havenhurst features a collection of 16 contemporary townhomes, located in a quiet, residential setting one block from the Sunset Strip. The only new construction, residential offering of its kind in West Hollywood, 1345 Havenhurst offers distinct floor plans, each unique in layout and perspective, providing open, versatile floor plans designed to maximize height, light, and views.

“What’s truly special about this property is it offers a peaceful residential setting, as well as proximity to the dining, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife of the Sunset Strip,” says The Agency’s Paul Lester. “The property was approved before West Hollywood’s new zoning

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As families, businesses, and individuals struggle to regain footing in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Tropical Storm Lidia, The Agency is offering its support to those affected in Texas, Florida, Mexico, The Caribbean and elsewhere. From a Hurricane Harvey drive at our anniversary party to our Los Cabos agents bringing water and supplies to victims of Tropical Storm Lidia and a company-wide fundraiser to benefit Turks and Caicos, our agents and staff are at the ready to offer our resources to those in need. For our clients looking for ways to reach out, we’ve compiled a list of organizations dedicated to helping save lives and provide comfort and care during this difficult time.*

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: After an

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