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Jane's Addiction Guitarist Lists Hollywood Bachelor Pad

ZillowNavarro bought the studio apartment as a bachelor pad after his 2006 split with Carmen Electra. APDave Navarro By Emily Heffter Jane's Addiction founder Dave Navarro is selling his fifth floor condo at 1645 Vine Street in Los Angeles in the historic Broadway Hollywood building for $949,000, and he's including... Continue Reading »

Philadelphia Flyers Owner Lists NYC Apartment for $8.75 Million

Zillow By Laura Vecsey From the City of Brotherly Love came the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, looking for that perfect pied-a-terre in the City That Never Sleeps. What better way to watch the Flyers take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden than having a Manhattan home to call your own? Now, three years... Continue Reading »

Open Houses of the Week: Oct. 1-2

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful. This weekend we travel the country in search of... Continue Reading »

Chris Brown Target of Condo Neighbor Complaints

LOS ANGELES -- A judge wants to know whether Chris Brown is being a good neighbor. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered prosecutors Thursday to get more details about neighborhood complaints about the R&B singer before his next Oct. 12 court hearing. Brown is on probation for a 2009 attack on... Continue Reading »

New Condo Offering Plan Service Not So Innovative

An online library containing more than 2,000 condo offering plans and amendments for condos and co-ops in New York City opened for business in fall 2010. Although a New York Times article touted the free service, run by New York-based TitleVest Agency, Inc., as innovative, it turns out the same information can be found... Continue Reading »

'Million Dollar's' Chad Rogers Buys 1st Home, in Cash

Realtor Chad Rogers, one of the stars of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing," has just purchased his first home -- for less than $1 million. What did he buy? A two-bedroom condo in the same Beverly Hills building where singer Josh Groban reportedly lives. Purchase price: $850,000 -- paid in cash. So how come he didn't buy... Continue Reading »

Miami's Brickell Area Revived by Foreign Buyers

The dismal housing market seems to have no silver living, except for the news coming out of Downtown Miami, particularly the Brickell corridor. It's been a beacon of the luxury condominium market since the early 1980s, when South Americans started snapping up units as second homes. The area was not immune to the hard... Continue Reading »

Luxury Apartment Rentals Are Hot Again

With amenities that include outdoor spas, poolside cabanas, private wine lockers, 24-hour fitness centers with views of the city -- who wouldn't want to live in an apartment these days? In Chicago, the big bets developers made by building nearly 1,300 new downtown apartments in 2009 appear to be paying off, big... Continue Reading »

Brooklyn Condo Rewrites NYC Luxury Pricing

OK, kids. Get out your pencils and show your work: When something new in a former industrial area costs less than half of something old in a classic neighborhood, will lots of people buy it? The Pencil Factory, so named because it used to be a pencil factory, consists of 93 one-bedroom (starting at $372,000) and... Continue Reading »

Miami Condo With 3BR and Water Views for $499,000

Miami's Brickell Avenue has forever been considered prime real estate, with high-rise condos that run along Biscayne Bay and offer residents envious views and amenities and most of all -- location, location, location. At $499,000, the 3-bed, 2-bath unit at 1155 Brickell Bay Dr. offers all this and then some. The building... Continue Reading »

Tiny Prefab Living in San Francisco Apartment Building

If you thought prefab living was solely for outside the city limits, think again. Zeta Communities, a San Francisco company that produces net-zero-energy housing, is working on exciting new project called Smartspace. The company has partnered with two Bay Area housing projects to create two four-story apartment buildings... Continue Reading »

South Florida Home Bargains Galore. Just Don't Expect Waterfront

Southern Florida has become the capital of bargain real estate. More than 56 percent of residential properties for resale in South Florida can be nabbed for less than $250,000, far less than prices a few years ago during the boom, according to a recent report by Condo Vultures LLC. For condos and townhouses, the deals are... Continue Reading »

Vancouver's Olympic-Sized Billion Dollar Burden

In Vancouver, as in other Pacific Northwest cities like Seattle and Portland, sustainability is an overriding principal for architecture and urban planning. So it was with pride that the city's Olympic organizing officials crafted a public-private partnership in which an inner-city, former industrial zone became not only... Continue Reading »

Florida Condo Goes Boom in Implosion

A 30-story hurricane-damaged condo in West Palm Beach, Fla. came tumbling down on Sunday in a Valentines Day implosion that made spectators' hearts go 'boom.' The scheduled implosion took only 15 seconds to crash the concrete and steel building into a 40-foot pile of rubble that will take about three months to clean up.... Continue Reading »

Are Renters the White Trash of NYC Condos?

Some new condo buildings in NYC are treating renters like second class citizens. Curbed details the humiliations, which include barring renters from full use of the common spaces and lackadaisical response to repair requests. "Neighbors think they're no-good party animals who lack respect because they're not invested in... Continue Reading »

Why D.C. Condo Sales Are Booming

Condominium sales in the Washington area jumped 34 percent last year, with a total of 2,350 units sold, according to a year-end report by Delta Associates. At the same time, that hasn't kept prices from dropping. New condo prices dipped 3.7 percent in the District, slumped 6.2 percent in Northern Virginia and fell 6.9 in... Continue Reading »

Brighter Future for Downtown Chicago Condos

Looking for a condo in the Windy City? You'll pay, on average, 9 percent less today for a condo in downtown Chicago than you would have in 2007. But the deals won't last forever, according to local experts. Continue Reading »

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