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11 Nov, 2015

Selling $13 million New Jersey estate

Mary J Blige homeBlige puts her multi-acre New Jersey estate up for sale for $13 million. Featuring a zig-zag gated driveway, wrought-iron staircase and marble floors, the home has over 13,000 square feet over 16 rooms, eight bedrooms, ten full bathrooms and three half bathrooms.

7 Sep, 2015

Shows African mansion

Despite his bankruptcy, Jackson posts an Instagram of an African mansion he is building. bankruptcy. He doesn’t mention the location.

My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I’m gonna have the craziest House warming party ever…I’ll explain later. I got a good life Man.

12 Aug, 2015

Selling home

Malik and Edwards put their $6.56 million mansion up for sale after only two months of living together. Sources:

This was the house where Perrie expected to marry Zayn and act as his wife for the rest of their lives. It was their dream home. It’s understandable that Perrie feels confused and led on. He must have already been having doubts about the relationship…This was a very serious, major financial purchase. She thought Zayn was committing to their long-term future.

21 Jul, 2015

Sells house for $26 million

spielberg houseSpielberg sells his Malibu mansion for $26 million. The house is sold in an off-market deal and not in the multiple listing service. The house features seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a massage room and a home theater. Outside the house are a swimming pool and spa, and a two-bedroom guesthouse. Spielberg bought the property in two separate transactions in 1989 and 2000, paying a total of $6.575 million. When Spielberg and his family were not at home, he rented the property during the summer for $125,000 a month.

15 Jul, 2015

Buys $5.4 million LA mansion

2A8A048800000578-3161729-image-m-18_1436929712772Lavigne and Kroeger buy a $5.4 million mansion in Los Angeles. The 7,888-square-foot French-style property is in a leafy part of Sherman Oaks on half an acre of land. It features six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a gym, basketball court, outdoor kitchen, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with three dishwashers, vaulted ceilings, a number of hand-carved fireplaces, four Juliet balconies, a dramatic bridal staircase, an ivy-covered outdoor terrace and an over-sized swimming pool.

17 Jun, 2015

Buys $33 million Miami mansion

Phil Collins Miami homeCollins purchases a 12,000 square feet mansion on a 1.21-acre lot on Biscayne Bay, Miami, for $33 million, from private equity firm owner Mark Gainor who paid $13.9million for the property in 2005. The house was previously owned by Jennifer Lopez. It has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a koi fish pond, an outdoor kitchen, boat dock, and a large swimming pool. Agent:

He was really looking for a big piece of land.

25 Feb, 2015

Purchases $2.7 million home

Kylie purchases a home in Calabasas for $2.7 million. Kris:

You know she completely has her own style. Kylie has her own vision on how she wants her home to look. She has a few months now until she moves in, to really take her time and get it together…so she will really embrace that time…and get really creative. Kylie is really excited!

1 Aug, 2014

Neverland Ranch for sale

For the first time after being bought by Michael Jackson, Neverland Ranch is up for sale and could sell for up to $85m.

We’ve really just been custodians of an irreplaceable estate and are proud to say we’ve restored it to the original elegance Michael first envisioned. We are now considering putting it up for sale.

23 Jul, 2014

List home for $3 million

Thicke and Patton list their home for an asking price of  $2.985 million. The three-bedroom and three and a half bath home is located at the Bird Streets, an exclusive section of Hollywood. The house, built in 1965, was originally Thicke’s father’s home until he passed it down to his son. The home features views of the canyon and downtown and has a private pool and spa, a two-car garage and a gated driveway that winds up to a secluded cul-de-sac.

Jul 2014

Buys $4m Midtown apartment

Holmes buys a $4 million dollar apartment in Midtown, NY, so she and her daughter can live in a more family friendly neighborhood. A source:

She is buying in a more neighborhood-y area. The place has three bedrooms, and she needs to do some work to it but not much.

9 Jun, 2014

Moves out

Kardashian moves out of her home she purchased with Odom. The home sells after only being on the market for four days leaving Kardashian 10 days to pack everything up and leave. Kardashian had friends to help her, but the move is still stressful.

I don’t know what I’m willing to part with and I don’t know where I’m moving so I don’t know what to take

8 Oct, 2012

Nkandla residence controversy

NkandlaZuma faces an official investigation over 238 million rand ($19.3m) renovations of his rural private residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal province. Upgrades to the residence include a helipad, underground living quarters with about ten air-conditioned rooms, a medical clinic for the president and his family, houses for security staff, air force and police units, underground parking, playgrounds, and a visitors’ centre. Zuma – who shares the property with his four current wives and their children – previously said he would meet most of the bill, but government documents reveal he will pay 5%. Taxpayers already maintain two state residences in Pretoria and Cape Town. The public protector has received several complaints about irregular expenditure on the residence and has begun gathering information which could lead to a full investigation. The civil society group Corruption Watch has also filed questions to the government.

17 Jul, 2012

Buys $7.7m Hidden Hills mansion

Drake Hidden Hills home imageDrake buys a $7.7 million Hidden Hills mansion that he had previously been renting. The compound was originally listed for $27 million in January 2009. It dropped to $9.95 million in November 2011. The 12,500-square-foot house in the gated community has seven beds and nine baths. The interior has a wine cellar/tasting room, built-in library, game room, spa/massage room, master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms, and a 24-seat theater. The interior is fully designed with soaring ceilings and arched wood beams. The plot also contains commercial bathrooms, five-stall horse facilities with riding area, a mechanical bull, tennis court, a sand volleyball court, and viewing pavilions. It also features a large pool with grotto and wet bar.

29 May, 2011

NZ beachfront property for sale

In two articles in the New Zealand Herald [1][2][Gallery] Lloyd says he is selling his 16 hectare (39.5 acre) beachfront property. The property near Manganoui, is close to Doubtless Bay, four hours north of Auckland. According to the report, some of the proceeds from the property sale will be used to help fund business opportunities the Japan.

As you can imagine with the post earthquake the banks aren’t lending a lot of money so whereas a year or so ago I could have just gone out and just simply raised the money locally I’m finding now that liquidity is much tighter.

Feb 2006

Flips property

Houser sells his house, and invests in a property in Phenix city with an investor. Over a six month period he sells the lots and keeps the home to live in.

Needing cash for investment, I decided to sell my house and find one for profit. Riding the streets of the Columbus/Phenix City area I found a spectacular estate on 32nd street in Phenix City. Though it was grossly undervalued and completely unrealized it was two times my investment potential, so an investor was brought in. Lots were sold on the property while I kept the house and an extra lot for myself. This is my home today. What did I see in the estate that had escaped others? Cut the trees and see the view.


Moves to Sarasota, Florida

After a road trip through the Carolinas, across the Texas coast and up and down Florida Biter settles on Sarasota, Florida as his new home. He invests in local real estate.


Moves near Nashville

The entire Swift family moves to Hendersonville, Tennessee when she is fourteen, so Taylor can be close to Nashville and continue pursuing her music career. In a 2008 interview she says:

Living in Pennsylvania was great, and it was an incredible place to grow up, but I didn’t have any friends, so I was like, “Sure, let’s move. I’ll miss my friends even though I don’t have any.” So that wasn’t a big deal for me. But my dad had to transfer his work to Nashville. For a while, he was commuting back and forth and it was an incredible sacrifice for my parents to make and I’ve never forgotten it.


Moves to Boulder, Colorado

I was investing in Boston, NYC, the Bay Area, and Seattle as an angel investor, and I was traveling across the country all the time. My wife is a writer. She grew up in Alaska. She told me she was moving to Boulder and that I could come with her if I wanted to. We were married at the time so I chose to come with her [laughs]. My view was, if I didn’t like Boulder, I’d keep going west, except I never really wanted to live in the Bay Area. But we got here, loved it, and decided to never look back.

5 Apr, 1979

Moves to New York

Hanks moves to New York City to persue acting. He recalls that his apartment wasn’t very good, but it was in a building mostly inhabited by women.