Got a tough listing? It could be worse. Imagine trying to unload Michael Jackson's or Phil Spector's onetime home. That's the reality for several brokers currently selling properties inextricably tied to very public acts of molestation and murder, respectively.
Two years after opening its doors and becoming one of the hottest brokerages in town, Mercer Vine shutters amid scandal surrounding the firm's financier: "They were trying to build something that was legitimate, and they got duped."
After notching a record $85 million sale for his Malibu compound in May, David Geffen took a relatively small hit -- at least by his standards -- on the sale of the final piece of his Malibu real estate portfolio.
Los Angeles' Ford Amphitheater renovation was originally budgeted at around $50 million, but the project ballooned to over $70 million. Still, the end result complements the city’s already unrivaled collection of outdoor venues.