As for high-end Los Angeles real estate, it’s not exactly a seller’s market at the moment.
Sales of luxury homes already were suffering from a supply glut and weak demand before the coronavirus pandemic stopped most showings. Fewer buyers were coming from China, Russia and the Middle East amid international tensions, and limits on state and local tax deductions dampened the appeal of owning California homes for wealthy U.S. buyers.
Even with Friday’s stock swoon, Musk and Tesla are having a pretty good 2020.
The shares surged 68 percent this year through Friday, helping to boost his net worth by $8.3 billion, the second-most of anyone in the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person. Musk ranks No. 24 on the list, with a $35.9 billion fortune. Tesla rebounded Monday, advancing 3.4 percent to $725.33 at 9:55 a.m. in New York.
Musk bought the two homes in 2012 and 2013 for a total of about $24 million. They form…