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Whether you’re a fan of the psychedelic sounds of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury, the melodic canyon jams of Laurel Canyon or the eighties glam rock scene that ruled the Sunset Strip, California has long been synonymous with rock and roll, serving as home base for scores of rock legends over the years. From an architectural estate in the Hollywood Hills once home to the Demon of Screamin’ to a Beverly Hills estate that belonged to the King of Rock and Roll himself, these four homes listed by The Agency are fit for rock royalty.

1174 N. HILLCREST ROAD | BEVERLY HILLS

Perched on a coveted promontory in Beverly Hills, this 1.18-acre French Regency manse in the exclusive Trousdale Estates was once the home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, who

Spring has sprung in California, and we’ve got Easter egg hunts and Sunday brunch on the mind. From a magnificent equestrian ranch in Malibu to a lush, blufftop compound in Monarch Beach, we’ve rounded up six listings with exceptional grounds for hosting the ultimate springtime celebration. 

​27580 WINDING WAY | MALIBU

Located on Malibu’s prestigious Winding Way, where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean, this magnificent 11-acre equestrian ranch, represented by Denise Snanoudj and Craig Knizek, is primed for an Easter egg hunt beyond one’s wildest imagination. Sprawling grounds complete with fruit trees, roses and expansive green lawns can accommodate extended friends and family for the most elaborate of springtime soirees. Guests

California’s wet winter may have put a damper on our morning commutes for a bit, but the heavy rains made way for some of the most striking wildflower displays in more than a decade, and nature lovers everywhere are flocking to the deserts and coasts of The Golden State to take in the sights. From the mountains and valleys of Joshua Tree to the oceanfront bluffs of Point Reyes, here are four of our favorite places in California to see this year’s super bloom.

Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve

There’s a reason the poppy is California’s official state flower. The delicate gold bud rears its head almost anywhere the sun shines, but perhaps nowhere is there a more radiant display than Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve.

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At an awards gala on September 19, it was announced that The Agency was Highly Commended as one of two winners of “Best Real Estate Company: California” at the prestigious International Property Awards 2014-15.

The Agency competed against a number of high-profile real estate agents and property consultants across California to receive this recognition. The announcement was made at an awards gala and presentation dinner at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel on Friday September 19th, where heads of the industry gathered for an evening of networking, drinks and appreciation. Mauricio Umansky and Billy Rose, CEO and President of The Agency, respectively, were present to accept the award.

This award represents a significant achievement for The

The snow (and rain) has finally settled in Sochi and everyone here at The Agency is proud of our Team USA athletes who competed at the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. Over the course of seventeen days, host country Russia topped the medal count with 13 gold medals and 33 overall, while the United States finished 4th, just five medals shy.

size0We would like to extend a special congratulations to the athletes who live in California, two of which reached the medal round. Snowboarder Kelly Clark (Mammoth Lakes), a veteran Salt Lake City 2002 Champion, won Bronze in the Ladies’ Halfpipe, while Figure Skaters Ashley Wagner (Laguna Beach) and Gracie Gold (Hermosa Beach) took home Bronze medals in the team program.

It should come as no surprise that California is

The Agency's CEO Mauricio Umansky was a guest on Fox Business last Friday, talking with Robert Gray about the booming luxury real estate market in California, which is at its strongest in years. The interview took place on another beautiful L.A. winter day at the stunning Nightingale Residence, located in the coveted "Bird Streets" of the Hollywood Hills.

44BeverlyPark-9Also showcased in the interview was The Beverly Park Estate (photo, at right), the beautiful Robert Sinclair-designed Italian Villa compound located within the prestigious, guard-gated enclave of Beverly Park.

Click the "play button" above to hear what Mauricio has to say, or watch the video on FoxBusiness.com.

The high-end real estate market in California had a banner year in 2012 thanks, in part, to a record number of cash buyers and an upturn in home values. According to The L.A. Times, a record 697 homes sold for more than $5 million in California last year; a marked increase from the previous high of 491 in 2011.

Also on the rise were homes purchased for a million dollars or more, with a total of 26,993 homes selling for a million dollars or more last year, the highest level in five years and a nearly 27% increase from the year before. Still, the number is far less than the record set in 2005, when 54,773 homes sold for a million dollars or more.

"Cash buyers, an upturn in home prices and the recovering economy played a role in the increase, as did a