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John Aaroe Group Sells Most Expensive House Ever In Beverly Hills To Swedish Billionaire And Game Developer For $70 Million

Markus Persson who sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion wins bidding war for fantasy estate. A Beverly Hills mansion that has been widely publicized with much celebrity and international buyer interest, triggering a bidding war, has been sold to Swedish billi...

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Best Valley skating under the sky

Just because we get so much sun doesn’t mean we can’t cut the outdoor ice — at least a couple of months a year. In fact, two Valley rinks made laist’s list of eight top outdoor skating meccas. Quick, before it melts: grab those blades and head for Woodland Hills or Burban...

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A history of wonder

At 94 this year, Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas display in the world. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and a California Historical Landmark. But most of all, it’s the epitome of holiday magic. 10,000 lights on a...

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December 2014 | Aaroe Market Report

How's the real estate market? Make informed decisions about real estate. Watch one-minute videos, read the latest data on over 65 areas in LA, or go straight to the answers by calling an Aaroe agent.

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Hot off the Press

The Hollywood Reporter features Beverly Hills real estate expert Bobby Syed of John Aaroe Group.

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Wild new holiday light show!

Just when you thought nothing could top LA’s longtime yuletide light displays, LA Zoo Lights roars in. This new dazzler, created by top lighting pros, transforms areas of the Zoo into a wonderland of glowing light animals — along with real reindeer, the only zoo animals n...

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Thai-Austrian Throwdown!

East or west: which street food rocks your world? Find out Monday or Tuesday, December 8 or 9, as Chef Bernhard Mairinger of Austrian restaurant BierBeisl challenges the team at Silla Thai (seriously) in a pop-up clash of traditional street dishes. reservation@silaathai...

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If you haven’t seen the NHM lately …

… you haven’t seen it at all! The Natural History Museum in Exposition Park has unveiled a wow-inspiring ten-year makeover to mark its centennial (yes, centennial — it’s LA’s oldest museum). Inside and out, the transformation is a stunner worthy of a world-class city. A ...

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Shop the Santa Monica farmer’s market like a culinary star

The Hollywood Reporter was tracking top chefs at the crack of dawn as they descended on their personal Holy Grail: the Wednesday farmer’s market on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica. Here’s the scoop on which places they never miss.

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Brushing your teeth in a national treasure

Of course Pasadena’s Arts & Crafts masterpiece, the Gamble House, is undeniably gorgeous. But could you actually live there? Each year, two USC students find out, living there long-term as part of the only program of its kind in the country. One past resident remembers t...