The Malibu real estate market has always been relatively strong, but back in 2010, even the swaying palms and beachside properties were a hard sell. Singer Josh Groban first listed his private retreat in Malibu for sale in April 2010 for $6.1 million but didn’t nab any offers. He reduced the price to $5.95 million in July, and then took the home off the market for a bit. In 2011, the home reappeared with another price cut, but no buyers bit.

Now it’s 2013, and Malibu median home values are at $2.028 million and rising. So Groban is trying to sell his Tuscan-style villa again, with a lower ask of $5.475 million.Groban