--Sarah Ferguson is buying a large two-bedroom apartment in the Cipriani Club Residences at 55 Wall St., where she already stays while visiting Manhattan. The asking price is $2.95 million asking price.
--Billy Joel has lowered the price on his Centre Island mansion by $5 million.
--Developer Steven Roth's Park Avenue apartment, which was originally listed at $9 million, finally has a buyer.
--"Dora the Explorer" co-creator and head writer Eric Weiner has $4.4 million penthouse on upper Broadway.
--The brownstone where Katherine Hepburn lived for seven decades is available for rent for $39,500 per month. The listing for this classic home is here.
From The Real Estalker:
--Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have reduced the price on their Malibu house to $11,999,999 from $13,500,000. Britney has also taken her Beverly HIlls home off the market.
--Daniele Gaither, formerly of MAD Tv has put her Los Angeles home on the market for $1,099,000. The listing is here.
--Television producer Phil Rosenthal and his wife Monica have put their Hancock Park mansion on the market for $5,950,000. The listing is here.
--Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin has put his Los Angeles home on the market for $1,699,000. The listing is here.
--Cheech Marin and his wife Patti have listed a four-bedroom Malibu home for $3,595,000. The listing for this intriguing Craftsman home is here
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Figure skater Scott Hamilton has sold a house he owns in Thousand Oaks, Calif. for $3,295,000.
-- Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, are the latest celebs to buy in at the Sierra Towers in Los Angeles, purchasing a two-bedroom, 20th-floor unit in the Sierra Towers condominium building that had been listed for $2,497,000.
--TV director James Burrows has listed his gorgeous Bel-Air mansion, shown above, for $12,850,000. The listing is here.
--A lovely two-bedroom contemporary house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that actor Joel Grey remodeled during the 1990s has been listed for $1,895,000. The listing is here.
--A five-bedroom, midcentury house in the Hollywood Hills area that the late singer Bobby Darin lived in in the 1950s and actor Brock Peters owned until his death in 2005 is on the market for $3,689,000. The listing is here.
From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Ellen DeGeneres has put her Montecito house on the market for $24 million, less than six months buying it for $15.75 million. It's our estate of the day later today.
--Former basketball star Latrell Sprewell has put his house in Purchase, New York on the market for $4.99 million. The seven-bedroom home is still being lived in by his girlfriend who is the mother of four of his children. The listing for the large Colonial is here.
--Memphis Grizzlies forward Mike Miller and his wife, Jennifer, are asking $7.99 million for a six-bedroom home in the pricey Lake Sherwood area. The house has a dedicated website that showcases the brand spanking new home.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
-- Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela have bought a loft apartment in the Flatiron district for $3.85 million for a 10th-story loft at 105 Fifth Avenue.
--Seema Boesky, the ex-wife of Ivan Boesky, has sold he penthouse in the Belaire building where Cory Lidle crashed his plane, for $4.3 million.
--Billionaire philanthropist Jon Stryker has sold his 62nd-floor apartment in the south tower of the Time Warner Center for $8.55 million.
--Party-planner David Tutera has picked up a full-floor condo at East 21st Street's Infinity Flats listed at $4.495 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and his wife have listed their Santa Barbara home for nearly $4.4 million.
--Xorin Balbes, a designer-developer has renovated the El Cabrillo bungalows in Hollywood. Seven on the ten courtyard-style units
have already been sold and the three left are selling for $745,000 to $999,000.