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Matt Damon Selling Miami Beach Home for $20 Million (House of the Day)

Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, renewed their vows over the weekend, but the couple is separating from their gorgeous Miami Beach home. Damon has put the seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom waterfront mansion on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported, and he's betting on making a sweet profit. The Oscar-winning actor... Continue Reading »

Rosie O'Donnell Slashes Price on 'Ganja Church' Home in Miami Beach (House of the Day)

Rosie O'Donnell is one of a kind. She's not only inimitably hilarious, but she's the only celebrity we know who's quirky enough to have bought and renovated the former headquarters of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church (a purported marijuana cartel that claimed to be its own religion in the 1970s). Not that you can tell.... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Bali-Style Modern on Miami Beach

This 5,500-square-foot beach beauty in picture-perfect Miami Beach, Fla., boasts over a hundred feet of staggering water views. The property features massive, floor-to-ceiling windows that illuminate the entire home with light, soaring ceilings and an open floor plan -- which collectively create a relaxed and sun-filled... Continue Reading »

Open Houses of the Week: March 10-11

There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair. From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the welcome mat... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Waterfront Palace in Miami Beach

Florida is no stranger to swanky homes, but this one takes swanky to kingly heights. This sprawling, 19,000-square-foot home in Miami Beach resembles a palace more than a "home." That is, if typical palaces had waterfront access, an in-house theater and bar, a sunken outdoor pool with poolside cabana and their own... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Big and Bold in Miami Beach

I'm all for use of color in a house, but years of watching "Miami Vice" trained my eye to expect pastels in that city, not strokes of bold color. Heck, even the lawn flamingos are pink. So, you might want to bring either your paintbrush or sunglasses to this Miami Beach home listed at $3.7 million. The... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: A Sparkling Waterfront Condo for Much Less

Many investors have Miami Beach in their sights, so we thought we'd do a little bargain-hunting ourselves. We turned up this uber-sophisticated 20th-floor condo on Miami Beach's Millionaires' Row with a price tag of $1.2 million. At the market's peak, it would have been listed at least 30 percent more. Continue Reading »

Elizabeth Taylor Miami Beach Getaway for Sale

Elizabeth Taylor did everything with style, including lounging by the pool. Pictured here at 17 in 1949 with her then-fiancé William D. Pawley Jr., 28, at his father's home in Miami Beach, Taylor left an impression with her frequent visits to the house (though she never married Pawley). Now the Miami Beach house is... Continue Reading »

Former Cher Estate Gets a 40% Haircut

Cher has seen and done it all -- and in larger-than-life style. Her former La Gorce Island estate is no exception. The humongous mansion off Miami Beach, Fla., is up for sale again -- this time at a bargain-basement price of $10.2 million. Sarabeth Sanders of The Real Deal gets the scoop on the wow-errific property. The... Continue Reading »

Ex-NBA Star Rony Seikaly Rankles Agent

Ex-NBA star Rony Seikaly is being called on a foul by his former real estate agent. The agent alleges that the Lebanese-born Seikaly, who played for the Miami Heat from 1988 to 1994, owes him a commission on the sale of his $14 million home on North Bay Road. Mirce "Miki" Curkoski, an agent with One Sotheby's... Continue Reading »

NBA's Bosh Scores Miami Beach House Deal

Newly signed Miami Heat player Chris Bosh will join other all-stars and celebrities on Miami Beach's North Bay Road after snagging a brand new house for about 25 percent off its list price. The reason he was able to get the $16-million listing for $12.5 million? Perfect timing. Summertime in Miami, before the hype of... Continue Reading »

Miami Beach Real Estate Market Awash in Foreign Cash Buyers

Sure, $2 million is a drop in the bucket for many of the buyers around Miami Beach's swank North Bay Road area, where homes begin in this price range. But for these buyers, many of whom are wealthy foreigners, cash is burning a hole in their pockets. The traditional route of bank financing, down payment and mortgage is... Continue Reading »

Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate Gets Cheaper as Short Sales Abound

Finding a "cheap" mansion on Miami Beach has become easier in the last few years due to the yo-yo-ing real estate market. That is, if you consider $3 million to be cheap. A few years ago, many of the properties on millionaire-row streets like North Bay Road and Palm Avenue were untouchable by many well-to-do buyers. Now... Continue Reading »

Miami Beach Condo: Island Living for $1 Million

It was once said that "no man is an island" but living in this Miami Beach condo can certainly make any occupant feel that way. That's because it's located in Aqua on Allison Island, an 8.5 acre island that's a unique living concept going against the grain of what the beach is known for. There's no Art Deco look here,... Continue Reading »

Miami Beach Homes for Sale for Less Than $1M

If you're looking for a beach resort to move to, you'd do pretty well settling in Miami Beach, Fla. The beaches are beautiful on this city island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and there's plenty to good shopping, nightlife and bars to keep you busy. But buying a home in Miami Beach can get expensive fast.... Continue Reading »

Sweet Miami Rental: 3-Bdrm Condo for $3,000

Enjoy ocean views all over this $3,000 a month, 3-bedroom stunner. Not only is it in glitzy Miami Beach, but the building's called The Palace and it's on Millionaire's Row. You have arrived! You can enjoy the water, the sand and the views from this all-inclusive building (spa, hot tub and 24-hour valet, anyone?!) This... Continue Reading »

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