Nov 20th 2006 1:09PM I didnt see this reported anywhere, but the Osborne house in Los Angeles was put back on the market last week (listing here: http://guests.themls.com/profile_page.cfm?mls=06-145035). I guess it must've fallen out of escrow.
Nov 13th 2006 2:37PM Uh... why not just go to the dealership and ask to test drive the car? it seems like an easier and much cheaper way to do this...
Aug 18th 2006 4:18AM Businessweek recently had a similar feature but concentrated more on tech toys: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/08/backtoschool_dorm/index_01.htm?chan=search
Feb 21st 2006 3:42PM There;s a pic of it here: http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/7292691/detail.html#
and video: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-022106crash_lat,0,3727466.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Jan 22nd 2006 12:51PM There were a couple of other housing transactions recently:
Matthew Perry and Kirk Kerkorian (http://guests.themls.com/profile_page.cfm?mls=05-052481)
And via the WSJ:
The Home Front:
SINGERS Shakira and Wyclef Jean have both won Grammy awards, are both up for more Grammys next month -- and are both waiting for someone to buy their houses.
Shakira, who last year released best-selling albums in Spanish and English, this month put her waterfront Miami Beach property on the market for $5.9 million. The move comes four years after the Colombian-born entertainer paid $3.38 million for the house. It's on North Bay Road, where neighbors include actor Matt Damon. The Mediterranean house sits on less than an acre, with 101 feet of water frontage, 6,360 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, six baths and a fireplace. A pool, Jet Ski lift and Jacuzzi are also on the property.
Shakira's listing comes less than a year after she sold a 3,000-square-foot house she owned on La Gorce Island off Miami Beach for $1.8 million. She's searching for another property in the area, according to the North Bay Road house's listing agents, Carlos Justo and Jorge Uribe of Sol Sotheby's International.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jean this month listed his South Orange, N.J., house for about $1.5 million. In 2002, he paid $710,000, for the five-bedroom property, about 20 miles west of Manhattan. The house is near East Orange, where the entertainer grew up after immigrating to the U.S. from Haiti as a child, and has two master-bedroom suites, three full baths and views of Manhattan across the Hudson River. Lauryn Hill, a member of Mr. Jean's hip-hop band, the Fugees, also owns a house in South Orange. Mr. Jean's cousin, Renel Duplessis of Jordan Baris Realtors, has the listing.
Mr. Jean -- who's up for a Grammy for "Million Voices," a song he co-wrote for the 2004 film "Hotel Rwanda" -- owns an apartment in Manhattan and a house in Saddle River, N.J., as well, says Mr. Duplessis. Mr. Jean, 33, didn't return calls for comment.
Belafonte Cuts His Price
ENTERTAINER Harry Belafonte last month cut the price of his Manhattan apartment by $2 million, to $13 million. The Upper West Side co-operative, which he's owned for more than 40 years, went on the market last August. The 17-room home, facing Riverside Park on the western edge of Manhattan, has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a library and four fireplaces.
Last September Mr. Belafonte, 78, sold his Mediterranean-style house in the Caribbean for $2.2 million. He bought that 3.3-acre property, in the French-administered part of St. Martin, in 1982. It has four bedrooms, gardener and caretaker cottages and a pool. Maria Pascal and Richard Mortimer of Prudential Douglas Elliman have the Manhattan listing.
The price cut comes as the Manhattan real-estate market is showing signs of cooling. The number of fourth-quarter sales of Manhattan co-ops and condominiums fell by 21% from the 2005 third quarter and by 27% from the 2004 fourth quarter, according to a report by Prudential Douglas Elliman. Though the holiday season is typically slow in New York, industry professionals also blamed rising mortgage rates and buyer uncertainty.
`Zorba's' Widow Sells
APRICE CUT helped Kathy Quinn, the widow of two-time Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn, sell her Bristol, R.I., house. The property, about 15 miles north of Newport, sold last week for $3.25 million. It first hit the market in 2004 with a $4.5 million price tag, but Ms. Quinn cut the asking price in December to $3.65 million. Attorney James Kearney, a partner at Latham & Watkins in Manhattan, bought the house.
Ms. Quinn subdivided the property after the actor's death in 2001 and lives on an eight-acre parcel next door to the 10-acre property that was sold. The couple paid $1.4 million for all 18 acres in 1995, public records show. The property -- on a peninsula bounded on the east by Narragansett Bay and on the west by Mount Hope Bay -- includes a 14-room main house that measures 7,300 square feet. The Quinns, who were married in 1997, relandscaped the grounds, which feature a three-acre apple orchard and water frontage on both bays. The property includes two guest houses, a greenhouse and a pool with a pool house. Melanie Delman, of Lila Delman Real Estate and Christie's Great Estates, had the listing.
The Home Front: Private Properties
By Troy McMullen
20 January 2006
The Wall Street Journal
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