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France Puts U.N. Ambassador's NYC  Apartment Up for Sale

Bebeto Matthews/The Associated PressThe French Foreign Ministry confirmed this week that the apartment at 740 Park Avenue was up for sale. By Jamey Keaten PARIS -- France's indebted government is selling the Park Avenue residence of its U.N. ambassador, located in one of New York's most prestigious apartment buildings,... Continue Reading »

Kenny Rogers' Former Bel Air Home Listed for $65 Million

ZillowThe former home of singer Kenny Rogers was sold in 2010 for $12.2 million by author and L.A. socialite Nancy Davis. By Emily Heffter One of Bel Air's most famous properties, The Liongate Estate at 616 Nimes Road, is for sale for $65 million. The estate, once owned by country music star Kenny Rogers, is hidden... Continue Reading »

Ed Hardy Designer Relists LA Home, Minus the Rolls Royce

ZillowThe house shows off Audigier's nouveau taste, with designer touches such as upholstered leather headboards. APChristian Audigier By Emily Heffter French fashion designer Christian Audigier, creator of the Ed Hardy line, is selling another home in Los Angeles. This time, it's a lush Mediterranean in an upscale... Continue Reading »

Bruce Willis Drops Price on Idaho Mansion -- Again

ZillowAside from the lakefront home's large stone fireplace in the living room, there are fireplaces in the bedrooms. By Emily Heffter The Idaho getaway once frequented by Bruce Willis is almost half-price after another price cut. The refurbished 20-acre estate and six-bedroom, seven-bath home is for sale for $8.8... Continue Reading »

Fred Thompson Sells DC-Area Home to Jon Huntsman

ZillowFred Thompson dealt this house to fellow Republican and former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. APFormer Sen. Fred Thompson By Emily Heffter In a real estate deal between two erstwhile Republican presidential candidates, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has bought former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson's house... Continue Reading »

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Relists His Manhattan Condo

Zillow By ​Emily Heffter Sean "Diddy" Combs is still the King of New York, but now the platinum rapper and music producer is trying a second time to sell his swanky Midtown Manhattan condo. He's listed it again for just under $8 million, after cutting the price and pulling it off the market in October 2013. (In October... Continue Reading »

Pharrell Williams Boosts Price on Cheerful Miami Condo

Zillow AP By Erica Riggs Pharrell Williams is no longer looking to hang his "Happy" hat in Miami. The uber-producer (as well as singer, songwriter, artist, author and Academy Award nominee) has relisted his glassy condo, but this time with a price increase -- from $10.9 million to $10.999 million. Why the $99,000... Continue Reading »

10 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

Fernando Stankuns/Flickr By Robert Frank To most people, New York City has become an otherworldly real estate market. It's the town where a skyrise condo just sold for more than $50 million -- and it was only that cheap because it was raw space. But to the global rich, New York is a bargain. A new report shows that on... 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 »

Sleep on a Floating Bed in This Ultra-Modern Desert Home

Zillow The master suite of this ridiculously over the top ultra-modern home outside Palm Springs was featured on HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms," and it's easy to see why it was selected for the show: It's huge at over 1,000 square feet, it's got a floating bed with a $10,000 mattress, and the bathtub is surrounded by an... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Perfect Party Pad -- Convertible to a Workspace

Zillow By ​Catherine Sherman Photographer Richard Franklin's memorable home -- that featured a stripper pole in the shower and a two-story disco -- has gone through major changes since he listed it in 2012. According to the home's new listing agent, Nathaniel Pitchon-Getzels of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the home... Continue Reading »

Oscar-Worthy Home Theaters

Zillow Among the highest priorities now for homebuyers with high incomes is that their dwellings have home theaters. According to a survey last year of homebuyers with incomes over $250,000, home theaters ranked above wine cellars, safe rooms, tennis or sports courts and even servants quarters. Of course, what qualifies... 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 »

Chris Webber Lists Sleek Malibu House for $3.999 Million

Zillow AP By Laura Vecsey Chris Webber was born and raised in Detroit and famously played basketball at the University of Michigan, but when the Fab Five split up and went their separate ways, Webber landed in California, where he played for NBA teams in Sacramento and Oakland among others. Now, however, the... 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 »

For Sale: Manhattan Townhouse Version of Versailles

Zillow By Laura Vecsey Where would you live if you could buy something special in Manhattan? For the well-heeled New Yorkers, the exclusive destination is anything over 100 ... as in north of $100 million. Luckily for anyone in that stratospheric category, there's a relatively new offering that has been called... Continue Reading »

Jumbo Loans Loom Large in Luxury Housing Market

Shutterstock By Beth Pinkster The view of the Pacific Ocean from the San Joaquin Hills in the California community of Newport Coast is extraordinary. So, when Mohammad Taghavian started looking for a new home four years ago, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The housing market, however, wasn't so... Continue Reading »

Homes for Sale in Sun-Kissed Climes

Zillow By Catherine Sherman Dreaming of Spring Break already? You're not alone. The unusually cold weather in many parts of the country makes a sun-laden home that much more enticing. From pools and putting greens to cabanas and sandy beaches, here are luxurious homes prepped for soaking in the sun. They range from a... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Shaun Alexander's Mountaintop Lot, and a Dream

Zillow By Laura Vecsey The dream for former Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander was to build a resort-like spread on Cougar Mountain with some of the best views in all of greater Seattle, including breathtaking glimpse of Mt. Rainier. So in 2006, after signing a $62 million contract with the Seahawks, Alexander... Continue Reading »

NFL Coach Lists Texas-Size Mansion for $3.49 Million

Zillow By Laura Vecsey Eighteen months after filing for divorce and just days after his New Orleans Saints lost in the NFC playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks, NFL head coach Sean Payton decided to make a big, Texas-sized cut. Payton and his estranged wife, Beth, have listed their massive, resort-like home for $3.49... Continue Reading »

The Priciest Views in the U.S.

Related Companies via CNBC With the news out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, being that the 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as half of the rest of us, here's a timely glimpse at where some among the top percentile live these days. Or at least a look at the perspective from those lofty... Continue Reading »

For Sale: 5 Glass Houses With Clear Appeal

Zillow By Catherine Sherman No need to hang wallpaper or a landscape painting -- walls of windows let nature do the decorating in these homes. To see why homeowners are ditching drywall for glass, check out these stunning modern gems currently on the market. COLORADO 300 Eagle Pines Drive, Aspen For sale: $15.75... Continue Reading »

Houses With 'Downton Abbey' Style, a Little Closer to Home

Zillow By Catherine Sherman From candlelight dinners to crackling fires and clanking silver, the familiar sights and sounds of "Downton Abbey" are back for a fourth season. The award-winning TV show would not be complete, of course, without England's Highclere Castle. A Victorian masterpiece set on 1,000 park-like acres,... 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 »

Gated Community in La Jolla Raising a Stink Over Poop Smell

Ken Lund/Flickr The San Diego enclave of La Jolla has a poop problem, and like many things in this affluent seaside neighborhood, it's hardly average. According to La Jolla Patch, those in the new gated community of La Jolla Shores have been complaining that protected marine life -- such as sea lions, seals and sea birds... Continue Reading »

Top-Priced Celebrity Homes Listed for Sale Now

Zillow By Erika Riggs Despite their presence on the big screen or the number of records they've sold, most celebrities don't live in $20 million, $30 million or $50 million homes. Rather, many buy a place for less than $10 million -- far from spare change -- but nowhere near the kind of properties found topping the... Continue Reading »

Highest and Lowest Priced Housing Markets in America

realtor.com By Donna Fuscaldo Real estate inventory may be low across the country, but not every housing market is experiencing rising home prices and has bidding wars breaking out. According to a recent study from Coldwell Banker, outside of the nation's most pricey housing markets, the average price for a... Continue Reading »

Craigmuir Castle: Historical Home With Modern Luxuries

Zillow By Erika Riggs With a population of just over 32,000 in 2012, Wenatchee, located in Central Washington along the Columbia River, is not considered a huge city by any means. Therefore, any unusual homes -- especially ones that look like a castle -- are well-known. "This home gets a lot of attention," said... 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 »

Michael Jordan's Home Auction: Best Shot for a High-End Property?

Michael Jordan's suburban Chicago mansion is up on the auction block -- not because of foreclosure or bankruptcy, but perhaps because selling a home via auction seems to be an emerging trend in the luxury real estate market. "Instead of being at the mercy of the market and waiting for buyers to make offers, the sellers... Continue Reading »

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