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Sunset Hills - A-List Haven with Million Dollar Views

  If you've ever wondered where the biggest celebrities live, this is the place. Sunset Hills boast the highest concentration of celebrity homes in the entire L.A. area.

This slice of the West Hollywood Hills is a magnet for those who crave privacy, views an proximity to all there is to do in the area The neighborhood of Sunset Hills is bordered by Laurel Canyon Boulevard to the east, Sunset Plaza Drive to the west, Sunset Boulevard to the south and Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard to the north. The neighborhood is most commonly accessed via Hollywood Boulevard, Kings Road & Queens Road.

Since the 1920's, Sunset Hills has housed Hollywood elite and the architecture reflects the privacy that those types desire once they retire to their own home. Often, only a gate is visible from the road and most will never even catch a glimpse of the $5 million or $20 million dollar home just behind it. Sunset Hills is perched...

Zestimates: How to accurately value your home.

Recently Los Angeles times published an article about Zillow Zestimates after Zillow’s CEO appeared on “CBS This Morning” addressing the ever popular conversation of home worth. http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-harney-20150208-story.html

Zillow is great because it demonstrates how no one, or computer program, can make an accurate estimate of a home’s value. So how does Zillow come up with its “Zestimate”? It uses public record of the home in question.

Although it knows the basics like how many beds and baths are on record, location, square footage and how much nearby properties have sold for, it has no idea you have traded carpet for solid walnut throughout, you transformed that closet called a bathroom into a home spa or your home is in one of the most desirable school districts in the area. Zestimates are not a crystal ball...

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