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    Luxe Agent: Josh Altman of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles”

    Posted by Cristin  |  December 3, 2012  |  3:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

    Bravo TV

    Josh Altman of Million Dollar Listing

    Los Angeles, CA

    In Los Angeles, the residential real estate is one-of-a-kind, so it’s no surprise that Josh Altman, one of the best real estate agents in the area, is exactly that: a shining star in a land of glamorous Hollywood celebrities and big time business moguls.

    You likely recognize Josh Altman as one of the stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles.” On TV, he wheels and deals and closes big time real estate transactions. Off camera, he’s passionate about giving back to his community, and in his free time, you’ll find him spending time with his family and two rescue dogs, Diego and Lucky.

    Fascinated by the man you see on TV? Let’s learn a little more about Josh Altman:

    How did you get your start in real estate?
    My brother and I bought our first condo together in 2002. We had bought it to live in and got such a good deal that once we moved in and fixed it up a little (just cosmetic things–small touch-ups, nicer furniture), as kind of a joke, we put it on the market. We bought for $400k and sold it for $600k. After that I quit my job and never looked back.

    What sale or career milestone are you most proud of?
    There have been a lot of milestones and every year is different. The one I’m most proud of is the one I just did. I closed a sale for $20,100,000 in South Beverly Park, a gated community in Beverly Hills. It was the biggest sale of my career (so far) and the biggest sale ever in South Beverly Park.

    What is your dream home location?
    A beautiful home in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado.

    What kind of car do you drive?
    I’m currently driving a Fisker Karma. I collect cars, so I also love my 1964 Shelby Cobra and my 1967 Chevelle.

    iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry?
    iPhone and Blackberry.

    What site/app do you check first when you wake up?
    The first thing I check every morning is the MLS. Then I love the Real Estalker and Curbed.

    What was the last book you read?
    “The Wolf of Wall Street” by Jordan Belfort. It’s basically the true story of the movie “Boiler Room.”

    Name your favorite guilty pleasure?
    Skiing and hanging out with my dogs.

    What’s one thing someone would never guess just by looking at you?
    I’m a lot nicer than people think.

    We had a blast talking with Josh, so we can vouch for that!

    Take a peek at some of Josh Altman’s Listings!

     

     

      Malibu Bluff Stunner With A Reality TV Pedigree

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 4, 2011  |  2:21 pm  |  Tags: , , ,

      Home Stats

      Brand new, 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms

      Price

      $14,999,000

      We’re big fans of the HGTV’s “Selling LA,” and last night we saw one extraordinary Malibu property featured on the show. It’s a home so breathtaking, we thought it deserved an encore here on Luxe Living. In this week’s episode, Hilton & Hyland agent Aaron Kirman is representing famous East Coast developer Doron Gelfand, who just finished his first Los Angeles project – a gorgeous Malibu bluff property. On the market for more than 180 days, the home’s main drawback is its off-the-beaten-path location. It’s a negative for some who like quick and easy access, but it’s also a major positive for the privacy-inclined Hollywood types who want home to be an absolute escape.

      There are so many reasons to love this 8 bedroom, $14,999,000 Malibu mansion. The home is brand new and nestled on a private promontory of 9.6 acres with un-obstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina and beyond. This private and gated compound consists of grand open spaces which showcase the spectacular site and setting. The home’s layout includes a grand living room with soaring ceilings, formal dining, media room, gourmet top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen and an ultra-luxurious master suite. Designer details include large pivot doors, exotic hardwood floors, imported tiles and unique designer details. Like to host guests often? The property also includes separate guest quarters with a luxury apartment. This world-class estate includes professionally landscaped grounds with wine vineyard, cabanas, dining terraces, walking paths, a putting green, horse corral and water elements. With an entertainers flow and layout, this home is perfect for enjoying the Southern California lifestyle in a tranquil and peaceful Malibu setting.