From the Real Estalker:
--Turns out that Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, isn't just selling her home near Sacramento, she has also put her Calabasas home on the market for $9.995 million. Check out the virtual tour here.
--Gossip diva has put her mid-century Modern home in Hancock Park on the market for $2.995 million. We are checking it out later as our estate of the day.
--Musician Robert Cray has listed his three-bedroom home in Los Feliz. The home is located in The Oaks neighborhood where Brad Pitt also has a home and includes a guest house, an office/studio. The land also includes some Zinfandel vines. It is listed at $3.25 million.
--Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar has bought a house which was listed at $699,900 in Valley Village.
--More news from Los Feliz, actor T.R. Knight has bought himself a gorgeous vintage fixer-upper in the area for $2,912,500.
--Want to spend $100,000 per month on a rental? Then you too can live in a Beverly Hills home rented by Tom Cruise and maybe even stay in the North wing while your significant other sleeps in the South wing, just like the Cruises supposedly did.
--Model Kylie Bax has listed her Hollywood Hills home for $1,749,900. The listing is here.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Serial househopper Denise Richards has put her newest Hidden Hills home on the market for $3.9 million. Richards listed a home last year for $4.3 million also in Hidden Hills and then moved into this one. She then moved into another one in the same area which cost around $4.6 million. The listing for the home is here.
--Danny Bonaduce has bought himself an $825,000 condo in Hollywood.
--Producer-director Paris Barclay has bought a home in Valley Village for close to $1.7 million and sold another in the Hollywood Hills for slightly more than $1.7 million.
--Cinematographer Dion Beebe, who won an Oscar for his work on the 2005 movie "Memoirs of a Geisha," has listed his Hollywood home for $1.875 million. The listing is here.
--Jeffrey Bischoff, founder and president of the music-merchandising company Cinder Block, is putting his traditional-style Los Feliz home for $1.749 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are house hunting in Manhattan, they've been spotted at the Time Warner Center.
--Billy Joel and his wife, Katie Lee Joel, have just gone to contract to buy an oceanfront property next door to their Sagaponack home that has an asking price of $12.99 million.
--A townhouse on the Upper East Side that Madonna was spotted checking out has been sold to real estate investor Keith Rubenstein and his wife, Inga for its asking price of $35 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--The real estate market may be in trouble but you wouldn't know that by some recent New York sales, a three-unit duplex penthouse at Trump World Tower recently went for $33.6 million. And over at Palazzo Chupi, artist/director Julian Schnabel's magenta monstrosity, William J. B. Brady, co-chairman of global technology for Credit Suisse, paid $15.5 million for "Unit 1" even though he already bought a four-bedroom duplex penthouse elsewhere for $6.95 million less than four months ago and city records put his billing address at a penthouse in the Millennium Tower. But who can resist the chance to live with the Schnabel in a building that includes seven-foot fireplaces, antique Moroccan window dressings and a shared pool. Brady has put the Greenwich Street penthouse on the market for $12 million. The listing is here.
--British power-player Sir Ronald Cohen, a close friend of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has paid $5 million for a 2,948-square-foot condo at 388 West Broadway, two floors down from hotelier Jason Pomeranc.
--Boris Belotserkovsky, a co-owner of Russia's largest gambling operator, and his son George have paid $5,010,205 for a 13th-floor condo at the Plaza.
--Nigerian-born supermodel Oluchi Onweagba has bought a two-bedroom apartment at the new 10 West End Avenue condo, near Lincoln Center for $1,708,500. Her husband, Luca Luca designer, Luca Orlandi bought a Gramercy House penthouse earlier this year for $3.345 million so this apartment is for investment purposes. She plans to rent it out for around $11,500 a month.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--The official price that singer Christina Aguilera paid to buy Ozzy Osbourne's mansion in Beverly Hills is $11,500,000.
--Actress Valarie Pettiford, who starred on the UPN's 'Half & Half' has sold her house in Studio City for $1,181,000 and paid $520,000 for a town home in the North Hollywood area.
--Danny Masterson has paid an undisclosed amount for a loft unit in the new Broadway Hollywood building in Hollywood.
--Soap opera actor Sebastian Roche has paid $1,525,000 for a house in Los Angeles' Venice area.
--Ali Landry has sold her four-bedroom home in Los Feliz for $1,812,000 to a congressional candidate from New York.
--Gene Wilder has sold his Bel-Air home for an undisclosed amount.
Jessica Simpson was seen apartment hunting in Manhattan.