“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 under $4 million because this… Continue reading
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 acres along the Millstone River, in 1988. In dire need of repair at that point,… Continue reading
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 office for the asset management firm,… Continue reading
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 house was originally put on the market… Continue reading
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 searching around South Florida for the right home. They ended up… Continue reading
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 million, below its $1.54 million asking price, but with… Continue reading
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 helping both the economy and those families by buying and then flipping distressed… Continue reading
Piecing together the puzzle that is a condominium insurance policy can be tricky. As a condo owner, your insurance needs differ from those of a single-family homeowner. Understanding those differences is key to making sure that you get the maximum protection from your insurance coverage.
Here’s some advice from Eric Sharfstein, claims director with National Insurance Underwriters, about what to look for in… Continue reading
Realtor Susan Waddle says that siding is what got her home sold in one day. Opting to upgrade from vinyl siding to fiber cementboard made her home more aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the buyer told her that her pick of siding was the exact look that he had been searching for in a new home.
The days when wood or aluminum siding would… Continue reading
Whether you’re moving yourself or hiring a professional moving company, things can arrived damaged. I speak from experience: When we bought our house my husband and I searched endlessly for the perfect dining room set and finally found it, only to have one of the chairs arrive broken.
The moving company gave us an undamaged chair as a replacement, but if you’re moving… Continue reading