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Larry David Home Still on the Auction Block

Shutterstock_LarryDavidCertain articles on FishbowlNY wind up having a surprisingly long and vigorous click-life. One of the latest examples of this much appreciated phenomenon is our summer post about the estimated net worth of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

Since the topic of how much cash the bald-headed half of this duo has stashed seems evergreen (in more ways than one), we thought we’d end the week by zeroing in on a portion of LA Times real estate columnist Lauren Beale‘s latest “Hot Property” dispatch. When your TV credits include Seinfeld, it’s no problem to knock a couple of million off:

Larry David has curbed his enthusiasm by more than $2 million since he listed his Pacific Palisades estate in March at $14.999 million.

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Casey Kasem Still Aiming for Red-Letter Real Estate Day

We second the astonished tone of HuffPost Home associate editor Michelle Manetti.

In a weekend item, she expressed amazement that syndicated radio show legend Casey Kasem and wife Jean have their Holmby Hills home on the market for a whopping $42 million. What catches everyone’s attention is that if successful, the couple will reap something in the neighborhood of a 2500% profit. Not including any subsequent improvements, they paid under two million for the residence back in 1989. has a nice portfolio of pictures. There’s a heart-shaped pool and sunken tennis court in the back, four fireplaces, and much more.

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Real Estate Writer Recycles Paul Moyer Item

At the beginning of the month, LA Times real estate writer Lauren Beale reported that retired NBC LA anchorman Paul Moyer had put his Brentwood home on the market for $9.49 million. The asking price for the five-bedroom, four-bath residence shows that Moyer has managed his money well.

So how does the same info, from the same writer, quality as a self-described “news flash” when it is republished at the bottom of a “Hot Property” real estate round-up less than a month later? Is Beale doing Moyer a favor here? Did her article editors goof?

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When the Headline Does Not Match the Content

LA Times real estate writer Lauren Beale knows her stuff. She writes the always-fun-to-peruse “Hot Property” weekly round-up of celebrity home sales and purchases, and otherwise patrols the two-comma residential beat like a pro.

Which is why she really needs to berate the headline writer for her latest article. Drawn in by the lure of “More Real Estate Agents Turning to Social Media,” we couldn’t wait to learn how Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and the like are revolutionizing the way realtors make those big, fat LA westside commission checks. But guess what? The article never reveals any of that.

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