Bruce Willis Asks $3.9M for NYC Pad

Actor Bruce Willis listed his New York apartment just a few days ago for $3.9 million. That's significantly less than the $4.26 million he paid for it in 2008. "The amount is a very strategic move," David Salvatore of Town Real Estate, who is co-broker with Chris Sileo, told AOL Real Estate. "We wanted it listed... Continue Reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright House Moves to the Hamptons

It's been a long road for architects Sharon and Lawrence Tarantino of Tarantino Architect and their connection to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman Wilson House in Millstone, N.J. After painstakingly convincing the third owners of the house they finally acquired the 3-bed, 4.5 bath, 3,200-square-foot home on two... Continue Reading »

Chelsea Hotel Going Condo?

New York City's Chelsea Hotel going condo may cause as much of an uproar in the arts community as the closing of CBGBs did in the punk community. But at this point, the legendary literary landmark and residential hotel seems destined for a decidedly staid future. In a recent New York Post article, several possible... Continue Reading »

Florida Foreclosure Aid Plans Falter

The Florida Supreme Court continues to devise programs in an effort to help homeowners in foreclosure, or so it would seem. The Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program initiative was announced in 2009 and a Florida Supreme Court Task Force was assigned to implement the program. The 52-page report by the Task... Continue Reading »

Harrison Ford's Former CPW Apartment Sells

Harrison Ford once owned a high-profile unit in one of New York City's grandiose buildings, the 19-story 101 Central Park West, built in 1930 and converted to a co-op in 1953, was on the market for $26 million. Current owner Peter Briger, co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group is moving to San Francisco to open a new... Continue Reading »

Mary J. Blige Lists New Jersey Spread for $13.9M

Hip hop megastar Mary J. Blige is ready to fly her New Jersey coop, a whopping 18,250-square-foot estate in swanky Saddle River, N.J., after less than three years living there. Perhaps she's seeking a lifestyle with "No More Drama" (see video below). Blige bought the home in 2008 for $12.3 million, paid in cash. The... Continue Reading »

Julianne Moore's NYC Townhouse for Sale

Julianne Moore's memorable performances have garnered her respect as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. And it turns out Moore is no slouch in the interior design department either, judging by interior photos of her West Village townhouse, which is currently on the market for $12.5 million. Listing agent... Continue Reading »

Scottie Pippen Lists Ft. Lauderdale Compound

Former Chicago Bulls All-Star and basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and his wife, Larsa, have put their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., waterfront mansion in the exclusive Harbour Beach community on the market for $16 million. The 6-bed, 7.5 bath 9,782-square-foot home was built by the Pippens in 2004 after lots of... Continue Reading »

Robo-Signing Banks Set to Be Punished?

Is the ever-evolving trend of quickie foreclosures, robo-signing, rocket dockets and more that banks have adopted as of late finally going to cause them to get more than a handslap? According to recent reports, the answer is yes. Tom Ice of Ice Legal who was profiled in AOL Real Estate however, has a different viewpoint... Continue Reading »

Miami Rentals Drop, Defy National Trend

The housing market's continual funk may be helping landlords, but not when it comes to Miami rentals. Take Beatriz Carrazana, tenant in Miami's Vue condominium in the Brickell area. She recently re-signed her lease for another year with no raise in rent. And if there's an area that's hot for rentals, it's the trendy,... Continue Reading »

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Cashes In Florida Home

The Rock is rocking and rolling in the troubled Florida real estate market. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the former University of Miami football player turned Hollywood action hero, motivational coach, and funnyman in movies, can add real estate investor to his varied resume. Johnson sold his home in Davie, Fla., for $1.18... 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 »

Making Homeownership Dreams Come True

The dream of homeownership has become a bit harder to achieve in these tough economic times. Now there's a nonprofit organization that's hoping to change that for those families where owning a home is always a far-fetched goal. Family Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in North Charleston, S.C., is... Continue Reading »

Could Giant Missouri Estate Be Brangelina's New Home?

Sure, the monstrous 72,000-plus-square-foot home going up in Highlandville, Mo., may be registered to one Steve Huff LLC, but the Realtor rumor mill is buzzing that it's the next home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their ever-growing brood. The Huffs are keeping it all in the family, with Steve's brother serving as... Continue Reading »

America's Most Undervalued and Overvalued Cities

The housing crisis hasn't affected all areas of the U.S. equally. Some cities are undervalued and others are overvalued, according to research firm Local Market Monitor. The big news of the survey? Las Vegas is on both the most undervalued and overvalued lists. Also offering among the worst home values are Long... Continue Reading »

Multigenerational Households Save $$$

Maria Slawson, a Cuban-American, and her Miami-born Anglo husband, Tim, live in a multigenerational household that includes Maria's parents and the couple's two sons, ages 13 and 22. Although multigenerational households are common among many immigrant cultures, the Slawson's current living arrangement grew out of economic... Continue Reading »

How Lindsay Lohan and Others Keep Real Estate Secrets

For celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and many others, keeping real estate deals secret can offer an extra level of personal privacy. It can take some maneuvering, but it can be done. In places like Los Angeles, Miami Beach and New York's elite Hamptons -- areas that many celebs call home --... Continue Reading »

'Real Housewives' Realtor Gets a Career Boost

Real Housewives of D.C.'s Stacie Turner says she didn't even want to do the popular Bravo show when first asked. But once she accepted, it turned out to be the perfect platform for the Realtor, entrepreneur and nonprofit director. Turner says she repeatedly turned down offers from the show's producers, but then reluctantly... Continue Reading »

Home Rentals on the Auction Block?

Going, going...rented! In the current state of the real estate market, auctioning homes for sale has become quite common, but auctioning rental homes remains unusual. Certainly it seemed unusual to Neal VanDeRee, owner of the VanDeRee Auction Company in Venice, Fla., when his late father, George VanDeRee, who started the... Continue Reading »

Monopoly Board Game Sells for $146K

The oldest known Monopoly board game has sold for $146,500. Now that's a real estate deal. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., acquired the antique version of the popular real estate board game as the highest bidders at a Sotheby's auction in late December.... Continue Reading »

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