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For Sale: A Classic Castle Built by a Dad for His Son

Zillow By Sharona Ott Many children dream about living in the grand castles they read about in storybooks. In 1978, John Lavender told his 3-year-old son: "Someday I'll build you a house where we both will live and create special memories together ... a place we'll call home. Someday, Jason, I will build you a castle."... Continue Reading »

Keith Richards Gets Some Shelter in $10.5 Million Penthouse

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey For a man who appears to have as many lives as a cat, Keith Richards has pounced on a new New York City apartment that's sure to give the Rolling Stones co-leading man another lease on life. According to Luxe Listings New York, Richards and his wife, Patti Hansen, are the new owners of a... Continue Reading »

Deepak Chopra Buys New Age Apartment for $14.5 Million, Report Says

Zillow By Laura Vecsey There's spiritual health and then there's the slightly less divine realm of real estate nirvana, but when it comes to the place where Deepak Chopra will live, there appears to be an splendid intersection of the two. According to the New York Post, the author will be moving into one of the most... Continue Reading »

Kristen Wiig Lists NYC Loft for $2.595 Million

Zillow NBC/AP By Laura Vecsey Kristen Wiig has been making the rounds in the Big Apple these days, including her madcap "impersonation" of Harry Styles during an appearance on former "Saturday Night Live" cohort Jimmy Fallon's new "Tonight Show" gig (right). But where is the quirky comedian hanging her hat when... Continue Reading »

Timothy Hutton Lists Homey, Historic Estate for $1.85 Million

Zillow AP By Mary Boone Timothy Hutton starred in the popular TNT series "Leverage" and now, it seems, he's going to try to leverage the real estate market. The Academy Award winner is asking $1.895 million for this upstate New York getaway, located at 75 Cushman Road in Patterson, N.Y. The historic property... Continue Reading »

Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Buys Top 4 Floors of Luxury Tower

Zillow AP By Mary Boone Call it real estate solace: Media magnate Rupert Murdoch lost his $44 million Fifth Avenue penthouse in his divorce, so he's buying himself an even bigger, pricier pad. According to the Wall Street Journal, the 82-year-old businessman is under contract to buy the top four floors of One... Continue Reading »

Holly Hunter Lists Greenwich Village Apartment

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey Actress Holly Hunter has hoisted the old-school-style apartment she once bought from another A-list celebrity onto the Manhattan real estate market. The spitfire film and TV star, who has an Academy Award and many other honors to her credit, is asking $8.7 million for the Greenwich Village... Continue Reading »

Sean Hannity Lists One of His New York Homes for $3.6 Million

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey Amid growing speculation about his future plans, talk show host Sean Hannity has listed one of his Long Island homes for sale. According to Newsday, the Fox News host listed his waterfront home at 27 Sea Crest Dr., Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743 for sale for $3.6 million. The 8,000-square-foot... Continue Reading »

Peter Jackson's Pair of Penthouses Reportedly Sold

Zillow By Laura Vecsey Maybe it's because the lower Manhattan dwelling wasn't fit for a Hobbit, but now the bearded director of epic trilogies, Peter Jackson, can move freely about the real and imaginary universe. According to The Real Deal, the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" director has found a buyer for his pair of... Continue Reading »

5-Acre Estates for Sale Across the Price Range

Zillow By Catherine Sherman How much money would it cost to buy a house on 5 acres? As with most answers in real estate, it depends. Whether you get three bedrooms or four, two bathrooms or 2.5, it's usually not about the square footage of the house, but where it's located. To get a feel for regional price differences,... Continue Reading »

Jay Z's Rap-Inspiring Apartment Goes on the Market

Zillow By Laura Vecsey It doesn't look like much, but add the right soundtrack to this modest Brooklyn apartment and the joint gets really pumping. After all, how many apartments can lay claim to being the stash spot of rap king Jay Z, who famously address-dropped this humble abode at 560 State St. in New York's borough... Continue Reading »

Ronan Farrow Buys Manhattan Apartment for $1.49 Million

Zillow By Laura Vecsey It's no "Broadway Danny Rose" territory, but Ronan Farrow has bought himself a little piece of Manhattan. The blue-eyed son of Mia Farrow (and maybe, according to Mia, Frank Sinatra) has settled on a $1.49 million apartment on the West Side of Midtown -- putting the 26-year-old lawyer/activist... Continue Reading »

Annie Leibovitz Sells New York City Compound for $28.5 Million

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey It was a big-time, Big Apple real estate sale that could not have possibly made Annie Leibovitz want to smile for the camera. The famous photographer finally sold her carefully crafted compound at 755 Greenwich St., New York , N.Y. 10014 in the heart of the West Village. The ivy-covered... Continue Reading »

Spike Lee Lists Storied New York Townhome for $32 Million

Zillow By Laura Vecsey The director of many of the most daring and controversial movies that confront race in America is seeking $32 million for his East Side townhome, which is anything but ordinary. Spike Lee's home, known as Hatch House (pictured above), is a 8,292-square-foot building that comes with the kind of... Continue Reading »

SNL's Seth Meyers Buys New York Condo for $3.525 Million

Zillow AP By Erika Riggs "Saturday Night Live" writers could poke fun at one co-worker's experience with costly New York real estate. Cast member Seth Meyers just bought a 994-square-foot apartment for $3.525 million in the West Village. Although pricey, Meyers scored a discount on the condo. Previously listed for... Continue Reading »

Why Manhattan Is the Most Robust Real Estate Market in U.S.

Shutterstock By Lauren Riefflin While national home values remained strong this past quarter, 2014 is expected to bring a slowdown of appreciation to much more sustainable levels. The Manhattan real estate market, on the other hand, continues to heat up. Taking a deep dive into the most robust real estate market in the... Continue Reading »

Upstate New York Seeing an Exodus

Mike Groll/The Associated Press By Michael Hill ALBANY, N.Y. -- Melissa Grothues and John Steele bailed from Buffalo last year. Dissatisfied with their bank jobs, the 25-year-old college graduates sold the house in suburban Amherst, posted ads for possessions on Craigslist and drove cross country to San Diego for a... Continue Reading »

Healthiest Housing Markets Report: The West Leads the Rest

Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press By Cory Hopkins According to the newly released Zillow Market Health Index, the nation's healthiest housing markets in October were clustered in California and the rest of the West. Zillow's Market Health Index, calculated on a scale from 0 to 10, is a new measure designed to illustrate... Continue Reading »

Tommy Hilfiger Lists Plaza Hotel Penthouse at Near-Record Price

Ben Hider/WireImage via Getty Images By Robert Frank It's the ultimate Tommy Hilfiger accessory: Tommy's own penthouse atop New York's Plaza Hotel. Tommy Hilfiger, the 62-year-old fashion tycoon, is listing his duplex at the Plaza Hotel for $80 million, making it one of the most exclusive condo listings in Manhattan.... Continue Reading »

Homes for Sale in America's Most Walkable Big Cities

Zillow By Catherine Sherman With bike sharing programs and car service apps on the rise, it's easier than ever to get by without wheels of your own. But nothing compares to the ability to walk to restaurants, schools and parks from your own front door. Here's a look at homes for sale in the five most walkable big... Continue Reading »

$100 Million House Listings Are Back: Are They Worth the Price?

By Robert Frank Forget million-dollar listings. The next smash hit real estate TV show could well be "$100 Million Listing." Brokers and real estate analysts say there are now more than a dozen homes in the U.S. listed or quietly on the market for $100 million or more. That's believed to top the number of $100... Continue Reading »

Where Cities Are Practically Giving Away Abandoned Homes

Andrea Salcedo was displaced to Long Island by Hurricane Sandy, but prefers to live in Binghamton, N.Y., near her family. Salcedo's dream of getting a home there came closer to a reality when she was selected as one of eight winners in a city redevelopment project. The "One Dollar Healthy Homes" initiative sold vacant and... Continue Reading »

Supermodel Adriana Lima Lists NYC Condo for $5.5 Million (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman Maybe she's Maybelline. Maybe she's a mom of two. Either way, Adriana Lima has been living the high life from the beaches of Miami to the metropolitan mecca of Manhattan. Her city-dwelling days may be winding down, though. The Brazilian supermodel is selling her Midtown apartment, located at 146 W... Continue Reading »

Madonna Sells NYC Condo at a Discount

By Sara Polsky The residents of the Upper West Side's Harperley Hall probably woke up happy this morning: their neighbor Madonna has finally sold her combo co-op in the building. The buyer, the Journal reports, is hedge fund manager Deepak Narula, who paid "considerably less" than the apartment's most recent $19.995... Continue Reading »

Peter Madoff's Long Island Home Hits the Market for $4.495 Million (House of the Day)

By Catherine Sherman He may be serving 10 years behind bars for his involvement in the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, but by the looks of Peter Madoff's Long Island home you'd never know. The brother and co-conspirator of disgraced investment adviser Bernie Madoff owned an elegant English manor in Old Westbury,... Continue Reading »

New York's, Maybe America's, Most Depressing Rental Listings

We've shown you everything from teeny-tiny apartments to ugly home listings to creepy home listings, but these rental listings? They're just so bad that they deserve their own Tumblr page. From leasing out closets (at $1,000/month) to renting out bunk beds (the top bunk going for $600/month and the bottom bunk going for... Continue Reading »

Woman, 62, Adopted by Man, 85, Fights Eviction From His Apartment

A woman meets an elderly man, moves in with him, and inherits his rent-controlled New York apartment -- except 62-year-old Pamela Becker was not 85-year-old Nicholas DeTommaso's wife or lover. Just weeks before DeTommaso died, he adopted Becker -- as his daughter. According to the New York Post, DeTommaso (pictured with... Continue Reading »

'Spiky' N.Y. Mansion Built by Dansk Founders Listed for $5.5 Million (House of the Day)

By Sarah Firshein When Theodore and Marsha Nierenberg, founders of the Scandinavian tabletop firm Dansk International Designs, needed to build a house atop their scenic, 22-acre slice of land in Armonk, N.Y., they knew just who to turn to: Jens Quistgaard, Dansk's chief designer, who was game for the task of putting... Continue Reading »

L.A. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni Finally Selling New York Home (House of the Day)

It's been more than a year since ex-New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni sprung his surprise resignation on the team. But saying goodbye to a sweet piece of upstate New York real estate must be a little harder to come to terms with. Only now is D'Antoni finally trying to unload his suburban homestead in Rye, N.Y.,... Continue Reading »

Chinese Mom Reportedly Buys $6.5 Million Apartment For Toddler

If you worry that you're spoiling your child, then this might make you feel better: A mother in China has bought a $6.5 million New York City apartment -- for her toddler. According to reports by Chinese broadcaster CCTV, Sotheby's senior vice president Kevin Brown confirmed that the anonymous woman bought the apartment... Continue Reading »

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