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Hollywood’s real stars are in real estate

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I haven't been hanging around the real estate universe these past few months but have to admit that I still keep my eye on the local MLS for sales in the neighborhood and read Inman News every day. Just when I think we've seen it all, Los Angeles has another surprise for me and it's a real estate story. The culture of life in Los Angeles is to be first, best, thinnest, fabulous looking, rich, richer, and richest. So in recent months, it's not really a surprise that more than one luxury magazine has sprung up – and several more to be launched – to compete for the attention of the residents of Los Angeles and Orange County (more specifically, coastal Orange County), coastal San Diego, Santa Barbara, etc. They're beautiful books with gorgeous pictures, gorgeous people, gorgeous homes and interiors, and lots of shiny ads for lots of shiny toys. And now, feature stories about the "flippers" of Los Angeles: Those talented (both physically and architecturally) dynamos who c...