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Billy Joel Drops Price on His Relisted Hamptons Beach House

Zillow AP By Emily Heffter Singer-songwriter Billy Joel has been trying to sell his oceanfront estate in New York's Hamptons for the longest time -- ever since his 2009 split from his third wife, Katie Lee Joel. He recently cut the price by $600,000, making the four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate in Southampton a... Continue Reading »

'Real Housewives' Countess Drops Price of Hamptons Estate

Zillow AP By Emily Heffter Add this to the downward spiral of Luann de Lesseps of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City." The Countess had to cut the price of her sprawling Hamptons farmhouse by another $255,000 this week. After more than three months on the market, the estate at 280 Highland Terrace,... Continue Reading »

Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Buys $10 Million Hamptons Mansion

By Erika Riggs Jennifer Lopez might just be "Jenny from the Block," but her newest block might be a stretch of three acres in exclusive Water Mill, N.Y. According to the New York Post, Lopez has toured the estate several times with her twins and current boyfriend, 25-year-old Casper Smart. Lopez reportedly paid $10... Continue Reading »

Linden Estate Still Lingers on the Market (House of the Day)

Even in a rich man's playground lined with one McMansion after another, the Linden Estate in Southampton, N.Y., stands out as one of the best. The stately -- and gigantic -- home sprawls across 18,000 square feet on a 9.11-acre plot, and it has not one but two outdoor pavilions and a bevy of resort-style amenities... Continue Reading »

Hamptons Summer Rentals Are Already Flying Off the Market

By Max Rosenberg The Hamptons have always been a hot summer rental market. But this year, the biggest checks are being written earlier than ever, New York's Daily News reports. One developer, who rented a home to Jay-Z and Beyonce (pictured above) last August for $400,000, has already turned down a $400,000 offer for a... Continue Reading »

East Hampton Home Has Hot-Tub Gazebo That Overlooks Napeague Harbor (House of the Day)

A jaw-dropping Hamptons estate claims the mantle of #housepornthurs this week. The listing was submitted by @EHamptonPatch, and we've chosen it as a salute to all the areas in Hurricane Sandy's path that refuse to let the storm kill their spirit. Luckily, the area of Long Island where this gorgeous piece of real estate... Continue Reading »

Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick Angers Hamptons Neighbors With Hedge Blocking Views

A "revenge hedge" is turning heads in the Hamptons. Or at least, that's what some residents of the exclusive Long Island enclave are calling it. Howard Lutnick (pictured below), CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, has allegedly planted a 10-foot hedge that blocks his neighbors' views of his protected agricultural preserve. "This... Continue Reading »

Hamptons Eco-Home Was Made Using 6 Shipping Containers (VIDEO)

We're big fans of thinking outside the box: pre-fab homes, homes with built-in slides, church conversions -- the more unconventional the living situation is, the better! But ironically, our latest attempt at thinking outside the box when it comes to luxury homes led us -- quite literally -- into a box. An... Continue Reading »

Hamptons' First Eco-Container Home on Sale for $1.3 Million

This may not be your typical Hamptons luxury manse, but it's definitely our kind of home. It's made from repurposed steel shipping containers, it's eco-friendly and, best of all, it's right on the beach. And we don't mean that in a vague, broker-babble kind of way. We mean, it's literally built on the sand and is a mere... Continue Reading »

House of The Day: Own What the Clintons Rent

Are you fans of Bill and Hill? We're talking to you, mega-rich liberals. On second thought, maybe we're talking to you too, mega-rich conservatives -- after all, Bill was the last prez to run a surplus, wasn't he? Either way, both of you have a shot at owning a property slated to be graced by their presence this year.... Continue Reading »

Billy Joel Drops Beach House by $4M

Poor Billy Joel: First, he gets dumped and has to split his real estate holdings with third ex-wife, Katie Lee Joel, and now he can't unload his beach house in the Hamptons. The Piano Man's classic wood-shingle beach house is set in desirable Sagaponack, N.Y. The 4-bedroom, 6-bath, 6,000-square-foot house was... Continue Reading »

Vacation Homes Slim Down to Attract Buyers

Fashion mogul Calvin Klein isn't known for skimping on anything -- except for some underwear designs -- so it came as a surprise that he just downsized plans for his soon-to-be-built Hamptons beach house. He isn't alone in wanting a more humble vacation retreat. While we already know about the great shrinking... Continue Reading »

Is Listed Home a Crime Scene? How to Know Before You Buy

Would you buy serial killer Joel Rifkin's former home, where several of his victims were slain? What about the Amityville Horror house? Both homes are currently up for sale, and the idea of living in either one makes many buyers squirm and decide to look elsewhere. Most buyers would also probably want to know that the... Continue Reading »

'Selling New York' Episode 10: Just Build Another One

If you can't sell it, suggest they build their own. That was the refocus of HGTV's "Selling New York," on last night's Episode 10 entitled "Property Hunters." Finally, it dawned on the CORE Group brokers and GHK Realty's Kleier crew that with so little inventory for sale within the high-end market, and no one buying what... Continue Reading »

RE Exec Sues Over $195,000 Rental of Hamptons

Imagine plunking down $195,000 for a six-week rental only to find it was a dump? That's what happened to New York real estate executive Keith Rubenstein when he rented what he thought was a luxury Southampton beach house on New York's Long Island last summer for six weeks. Or so he alleges. The oceanfront estate turned out... Continue Reading »

Three Times' a (Hamptons) Charm for SJP and Broderick

"Sex in the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Mathew Broderick are amassing a Hamptons compound. The dynamic duo has added a third home to their Hamptons, Long Island portfolio, reveals the New York Post. The couple purchased their first two neighboring oceanfront homes in Amagansett for $4.6 million and $2... Continue Reading »

Snag a Bargain Beach-House Rental in the Hamptons

Can't afford to buy a place in the tony Hamptons? No worries. Only a handful of New Yorker's can afford these pricey beach neighborhoods. But the others often go in on "summer share" rentals. Now they've got a new way to find their dream summer beach rental, and maybe even snag a deal. Bid on the City, an online... Continue Reading »

Madonna Tames Wild Horses

First Madonna angered her neighbors with loud, stomping dance sessions in her apartment. Now she's purchased Wild Ocean Farm, a stomping ground for horses. Her apartment neighbors shouldn't breathe a sigh of relief, however. Madge isn't moving: the property does not include a house and possibly never will. The New York... Continue Reading »

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