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In Search of a Distinctive Desert Dwelling? Arizona’s Ramada House Is a Southwest Star

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After Almost 30 Years, the Joe Mantegna House is for Sale

The Joe Mantegna house — The end of his stay there coincides with the end of his Criminal Minds TV series. For nearly 30 years, Joe Mantegna and his family lived in a Tudor-style manor in Toluca Lake, an enclave coveted by entertainment industry pros thanks to its proximity to Warner Brothers, Disney, and Universal studios.…

Sir Anthony Hopkins Ready to Make a Royal Exit From Malibu

Sir Anthony Hopkins Ready to Make a Royal Exit From Malibu

Rich Polk/Getty Images; realtor.com It appears Sir Anthony Hopkins is ready to take a final bow from his Malibu, CA, estate. He’s recently listed the storied Point Dume estate for $11.5 million, a substantial increase from the $3,795,000 he paid for it in 2001. The imposing cliffside mansion has made news of its own thanks…

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How to Win a Free Home Makeover Worth $250K With the Property Brothers From ADT

Read carefully as I reveal exactly how you could win a free home makeover worth $250K with Drew and Jonathan Scott from the folks at ADT home security. These are a few of my favorite things: Home makeovers, the Property Brothers and Freebies. Mix ’em together with a state-of-the-art home security package from ADT, and…

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‘Criminal Minds’ Star Joe Mantegna Fishing for a Buyer in Toluca Lake

‘Criminal Minds’ Star Joe Mantegna Fishing for a Buyer in Toluca Lake

Jim Spellman/Getty Images; realtor.com For nearly 30 years, Joe Mantegna and his family lived in a Tudor-style manor in Toluca Lake, CA, an enclave coveted thanks for its proximity to Warner Brothers, Disney, and Universal studios. Now the actor and his wife of 45 years, Arlene Vrhel, are ready for a change. They’ve put their stately…

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Everything You Need for a Comfy, Cozy Valentines Day at Home

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