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Stretching for 21 miles along the Pacific Ocean, Malibu has long been considered the crown jewel of the California coast; a venerable playground for the country’s wealthiest celebrities, entertainment execs and business moguls alike—but perhaps never has the beloved seaside hamlet sparkled more brightly. A host of recent record-breaking home sales and unprecedented new real estate offerings have drawn overwhelming interest in the oceanside enclave—and The Agency is making quite a splash.

“A door has opened up with these recent sales that has given greater value [to Malibu real estate] than we have seen in the past,” The Agency’s Paul Lester recently told The Hollywood Reporter, adding “Now, more than ever, buyers are

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From Santa Monica to Turks and Caicos, Beverly Hills to Riviera Nayarit, our agents and listings made headlines around the globe this month. Check out the latest installment of The Agency’s Hotlist.

1427 GEORGINA AVE. → Everyone’s favorite funny girl Anna Faris sat down with New York Post this month for a chat about her new movie Overboard (a remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn rom-com) and she did it on location at 1427 Georgina Avenue, a Santa Monica stunner listed by Santiago Arana and Griffin Riddle. Created by renowned architect Buzz Yudell and his wife, artist and colorist Tina Beebe, the home features 5,243 square feet of luxurious living space with soaring ceilings and sliding walls of glass for the ultimate indoor-outdoor

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Ever spent a long weekend at your favorite hotel or resort and dreamt of what it would be like to stay forever? We know the feeling. From a secluded, oceanside escape in Costa Rica to a reimagined midcentury modern hotel and spa in the California desert—and some luxurious penthouses in between—here’s a look at four spectacular hotel offerings where you can make like The Eagles’ song—stay and never leave.

HOTEL PLAYA CIELO | SANTA TERESA DE CABANO, COSTA RICA

Represented by Boaz Lev-Ari and Michael Grady and located on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Cielo Hotel is an award-winning luxury retreat in the heart of Santa Teresa, known the world over for its incredible surf break. Designed and built using sustainable materials with a

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With the glimmering Downtown Los Angeles skyline as a backdrop, Metropolis Los Angeles was the place to be on Thursday, May 17th as The Agency’s Co-Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles stars James Harris and David Parnes joined The Agency Development Group for the grand unveiling of The Penthouse Collection.

Developed by Greenland USA, Metropolis is the largest mixed-use development in the Western United States; a residential, resort and retail destination encompassing 6.3 acres in Downtown’s Central Business District. The offering is perfectly situated beside L.A. Live, STAPLES Center and the Arts District, offering a highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyle in the heart

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With the robust spring market in full swing, Zillow recently crunched its numbers to breakdown the most popular neighborhoods in the U.S., and it may come as no surprise that 13 of the top 20 locations are in the Golden State. “The country’s most popular neighborhoods have a lot in common with its most popular celebrities,” Zillow wrote. “They tend to be in California.”

The star-studded neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Hollywood Hills and Point Dume rounded out the L.A. area, while the Bay Area’s Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Paradise Park and Montclair—all proudly served by The Agency’s San Francisco and Danville offices—followed suit. Claiming the coveted number one spot was none other than The Oaks at Calabasas, the tony enclave with the

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Set on nearly one-and-a-half acres with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Getty Museum, 461 Bellagio Terrace is steeped in rock and roll history. Designed by Matthew Leizer and built in 1971, the midcentury modern Bel Air abode was originally designed and crafted for The Doors’ inimitable guitarist Robby Krieger and his family.

In the spirit of the home’s golden era, The Agency’s Sacha Radford, who represents the $13.99 million estate, recently hosted a 70s-themed soirée at the residence befitting of the rock legends who once roamed its hallways. As they made their arrivals, guests posed for photos in front of a vintage red Ferrari parked in the motor court—alongside greeters clad in full 70s

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The horses may have already made their rounds at Churchill Downs, but the excitement of the Kentucky Derby has us dreaming of an equestrian property of our own. From a breathtaking ocean-view ranch in Malibu to a world-class polo and equestrian club situated amidst one of the last remaining beachfront jungles in Mexico, these six equestrian-ready offerings will have you counting ponies in your sleep.

27580 WINDING WAY | MALIBU, CA

Showcasing panoramic ocean views, beach access and world-class equestrian facilities on nearly 11 acres, there is simply no property quite like Sundance Ranch in Malibu. Located on Malibu’s prestigious lower Winding Way, where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean, the ranch offers a peaceful, country lifestyle

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It was only a matter of time before The Agency made its debut in Park City. One of the world’s most beloved getaways for outdoor enthusiasts, Park City has evolved from a seasonal hotspot to a thriving year-round destination. Home to the largest ski resort in the U.S. and renowned Sundance Film Festival, Park City also offers incredible golf, hiking, mountain biking, open-air concerts, shopping, dining and nightlife. From its quaint downtown to its 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, it offers a little something for everyone.

As real estate heats up in the renowned ski town, local Park City brokerages Park City Realty Group and Glenwild Realty have merged to become The Agency, with two office locales—255 Main Street, Suite E, led by Charlie Taylor and

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The Agency prides itself on standing apart from the pack and our award-winning public relations team is certainly no exception. Leveraging relationships with the world’s premier print, broadcast and online media outlets, the team works tirelessly to ensure maximum exposure for our agents and their listings—securing regular coverage in such prestigious publications as Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and more. This month, we’re proud to announce our stellar PR team was the recipient of seven prestigious Hermes Creative Awards. The international competition, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, honors the accomplishments of the world’s leaders in marketing and communications.

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2018 has gotten off to a roaring start. Prices for both single-family homes and condominiums in L.A.’s prime neighborhoods increased in the first quarter. There was a more than 13% increase in the average sale price for single-family homes in Bel Air and Holmby Hills compared to Q1 of last year, along with an impressive 10.6% increase in the average condominium sale price in Malibu. Meanwhile, in L.A.’s prime markets over $1,000,000, the average number of days on market before a listing went under contract decreased by 14.9%.

As strong demand continued to drive the market, our agents were able to secure great prices for sellers and find the best opportunities for buyers—and The Agency was busier than ever. From opening our new Malibu office,

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