Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

Remember the big red “Pending” sticker you used to see across “For Sale” yard signs? Before the Internet and online listings, that sign was the consumer’s only indication that a home had a deal. Today’s consumers discover the words “contingent” or “pending” online, and they don’t always know what it means. Many buyers assume that “sale pending” means the property is no longer available. But that’s not always the case. If you’ve fallen in love with a home that shows…

Photo: ShutterStock Mandy Moore, the celebrated star of NBC’s hot new series “This Is Us,” just found a new home in Pasadena. Well, not really new. It’s a mid-century modern home built in 1950 by well-known architect Harold Zook. Like any self-respecting mid-century modern, this 3,551-square-foot home invites the outdoors in. The walls of windows, in this case, welcome in a sumptuous garden and panoramic mountain vistas. Moore sold her home in Los Feliz last year and paid $2.56 million for…

Love is in the air – and in some places, it’s especially potent. Boston, New Orleans, and Indianapolis top the list of the best U.S. metros for finding love, thanks to their high percentage of singles and number of date spots per capita. This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with a 1-bedroom rental in one of the top 10 metro areas with the largest population of singles. Boston, MA 300 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA For rent: $2,785/month Photo from Zillow listing.…

Photo: ShutterStock “Miss Congeniality” is offering up her 3-bed, 3-bath estate in Los Angeles as a rental – for a tidy $15,000 a month. The furnished Sunset Strip home boasts 3,153 square feet of indoor space, as well as a spacious backyard. One of the bedrooms contains a modern spiral staircase leading up to a loft area. The master bed and bath comes with its own modern amenities: a soaking tub and a luxurious steam shower. A huge office with a built-in…

Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

While people who buy homes are typically married — in 2015, married couples represented almost 60 percent of home buyers — the share of unmarried couples buying homes together has been on the rise. The power of two incomes, along with changing social norms, helped catapult their share of the home buying market to 14.6 percent in 2015, from 11.2 percent a decade earlier. (At the same time, singles are losing ground, dropping from 30.6 percent to 25.4 percent of the…

Editor’s note:  Love is in the air. Why not part with tradition and observe Valentine’s Day in a way that also involves your home?  After all, home is where the heart is. Sure, you could make reservations. But maybe the ultimate in romance is a candlelit evening at home. And those long-stemmed red roses have their appeal, but what about buying your sweetheart (or yourself!) a rose bush that will provide endless blooms? And if you’re celebrating solo, there’s no…

Here’s a home that belongs to a different era, even though it was built in 1992. The architect, Glen Cloninger, is known for his “storybook” style, and this home where he lived with his wife, Pam, looks like it could be the backdrop for a million magical stories. “Our street has mostly his homes on it, but they look like old historical homes,” she said. It has the grandeur of a manor in 6,116 square feet, with enchanting details, from intricately…

Photo: ShutterStock Sometimes even high-end real estate needs a trim. Jillian Michaels has slimmed down the price on her Malibu beach house to $8.888 million. The personal trainer and television personality initially listed the 4,300-square-foot home at $9.75 million almost a year ago. The modern 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath dynamo is listed now with Madison Hildebrand and Jennifer Chrisman of The Malibu Life team at Partners Trust. Walls of windows invite panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean into the two-story living and dining rooms, which are…