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The Agency Report Q3 2015 — Home Values On The Rise In L.A.’s Prime Markets


The numbers are in for the 3rd Quarter, and property values in L.A.’s prime residential markets once again continue to climb. With inventory remaining scarce in the city’s most desirable zip codes, single-family residences closed out the period just shy of last quarter’s record-breaking valuations, at $914 per square foot. Condos valued at greater than $500K continued their hot streak,… Read more

Selling Hollywood: Size, Privacy And Celeb Pedigree Matter

Oct. 16, 2015
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Who wouldn’t want to own the late Clark Gable’s mansion or Kevin Costner’s former pad in the Hills? There’s no doubt that a celebrity-owned home “brings the listing far more attention than it would have had,” The Agency’s Edward Fitz told the Wall Street Journal. While the Hollywood connection may seem like it would make… Read more

The Agency’s Beverly Grove Takes Center Stage In The Wall Street Journal


The pop culture phrase “if you build it, they will come” doesn’t just apply to a baseball diamond in the middle of a corn field, as a recent article published in The Wall Street Journal alludes to. To the contrary, you can build a home without a prospective buyer, explains The Race to the $100… Read more

WSJ House Of The Day: 2121 La Mesa Drive

Feb. 12, 2015
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The newly-renovated, custom estate at 2121 La Mesa was featured last week as the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Day.” Located on the most coveted street in Santa Monica, the meticulously renovated contemporary estate captures breathtaking views of the Riviera Golf Course and surrounding mountains from the moment you enter. The 9,296 square-foot home… Read more

The Agency’s Mauricio Umanksy Talks To Wall Street Journal About Exclusive Beverly Park Neighborhood

Jan. 16, 2015
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The Agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Umanksy talks to Wall Street Journal about recent activity in the star studded Beverly Park neighborhood. One of the most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods in Los Angeles, located between Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Park carries the coveted 90210 zip code. The area was established in 1990, a… Read more

Priced To Sell At $30 Million And Up – Wall Street Journal

Sep. 11, 2014
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The Agency was mentioned by The Wall Street Journal in a feature article this week about the sky-high prices that luxury homes are fetching in today’s market – and how quickly they are selling. The article, titled “Luxury Homes: Priced To Sell At $30 Million,” focuses on the growing trend of ultra-luxury homes selling faster than… Read more

A Fully Stocked L.A. Spec Home To List for $38 Million – Wall Street Journal

Mar. 27, 2014
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Our newest listing in the coveted “Bird Streets,” a stunning contemporary architectural perched on celebrity-studded Oriole Way, is the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal.  As the WSJ notes,  9133 Oriole Way is a true designer home that comes “fully stocked—down to the towels, soap and even toothbrushes,” along with all… Read more

‘Beverly Hills Mansion With Bowling Alley Asks $55 Million’ – Wall Street Journal

Feb. 18, 2014
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Our newest listing in Beverly Hills, an extraordinary, 25,000-square foot Mediterranean estate near the Beverly Hills Hotel, is the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal. Completed in 2010, the 8-bedroom/14-bath estate is listed for $55 Million. Highlights of the grand estate include an amazing two-story office library, spa and indoor… Read more

13-Acre Costa Rican Compound Gets Wall Street Journal Spotlight

Jan. 24, 2014
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Beautiful mansions attract all kinds of visitors, yet in the case of “Villa Paraiso,” a 13-acre oceanfront compound listed for 6.9 million with Michael Grady and Christopher Miller of The Agency, monkeys—in addition to people—are also frequent guests. As The Wall Street Journal notes in the latest issue of “Mansion”, it’s this proximity to nature… Read more

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