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  • Regis Philbin lists his Connecticut mansion at a significant loss

    11/10/2019 8:00:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/10/2019 | Ann Schmidt
    Regis Philbin and his wife Joy have put their Greenwich, Conn., home on the market — at a much lower price than they bought it. The 13,661-square-foot residence is selling for $4.595 million, according to the listing. That price is actually 36 percent less than what the Philbins paid for it almost 10 years ago, The Wall Street Journal reported. “Every seller in Greenwich is having to adjust to this market,” the property’s listing agent, Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich Brokerage told FOX Business. […] The English Manor-inspired house has six bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and three partial...
  • "King's" villas cause outrage [Caria, in modern Turkey]

    05/17/2008 11:11:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 190+ views
    Voices Newspaper ^ | Saturday, May 17, 2008 | editor
  • New York’s new budget is all about bleeding the public (new mansion tax)

    03/31/2019 6:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/31/19
    New York woke Sunday to learn that state lawmakers had agreed to a budget that aims to spend a whopping $175 billion in the next fiscal year, while imposing a boatload of new taxes and fees in the name of funding the MTA. More hits to your pocket, and more spending, are still to come: The budget also sets up “independent” commissions to settle the details of both public funding of state political campaigns and “congestion” tolls in Manhattan. Plus, lawmakers this year may yet legalize online sports betting and the sale of pot, each of which will come with...
  • Former Phillies Pitcher Cole Hamels Is Donating His $9.75M Mansion to Charity

    01/05/2019 9:58:13 AM PST · by Bob434 · 13 replies
    NBC Philidelphia ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Hannah Everman
    Not sure on their excerpt policy- so I'll just post the link here, and point out that in their report, they make no mention of the fact that this pitcher donated this property to a Christian camp, Camp Barnabas, and don't mention the fact that this camp puts Christ first, and always "points people to Christ in everything we do". This is an old story from 2017, but thought it was pretty cool.
  • Man arrested on drug charge at Cher's mansion

    09/30/2018 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    sky ^ | 9/28/2018 | staff
    Police allege Donovan Ruiz sold "fentanyl to many users" and that one of his customers overdosed and died. The arrest took place at Cher's Malibu home. A man believed to be the son of one of Cher's assistants has been arrested at the star's Los Angeles home. [snip] Police claim Ruiz, 23, "was involved in the sales of suspected fentanyl to residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties". [snip] "Fentanyl sold by Ruiz was eventually consumed by a victim in the city of Thousand Oaks who later overdosed and died." [snip] Sergeant Eric Buschow told People magazine that the arrest...
  • OBAMA ATTACKS WEALTHY FOR BIG HOUSES BEFORE RETURNING TO HIS $8 MILLION MANSION

    07/20/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 76 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 7/19/18 | Benny Johnson
    At a recent speech in South Africa, former President Barack Obama criticized wealth inequality, saying those who have more money should share their earnings with the less fortunate. “Right now, I’m actually surprised by how much money I got,” Obama said of the more than $20 million he earned between 2005 and 2016. Obama then chided wealthy individuals for excess, saying, “There’s only so much you can eat. There’s only so big a house you can have. There’s only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it’s enough.” “We’re going to have to worry about economics if we...
  • Neighbors Sue Real Estate Mogul Mohamed Hadid Over Bel-Air Mansion

    06/08/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    In 2014, the city demanded that the 69-year-old Hadid, father of models Bella and Gigi Hadid, stop construction on the mansion, saying the structure at 901 Strada Vecchia Rd. was being built larger and taller than the city had authorized. The city again ordered him to halt construction in 2015. City officials also said the building included a series of unapproved features, including concrete decks, retaining walls, basements, stairways and even a subterranean IMAX theater. Despite officials pulling Hadid’s building permits and issuing stop-work orders, construction continued anyway, prompting the L.A. City Attorney’s office to bring charges against him. …...
  • Hawaii mansion made famous in TV series set to be demolished

    04/07/2018 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | 4/04/18
    HONOLULU (AP) — The house made famous in the "Magnum P.I." TV series has been scheduled for demolition. Hawaii News Now reported Tuesday that a demolition permit was issued last week because the building is in disrepair. The 8,900 square-foot (827-square-meter) Waimanalo mansion was purchased for $8.7 million in 2015 by Marty Nemolitsbitt.
  • Mexican president apologizes for wife's mansion scandal

    07/18/2016 3:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/16 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president apologized on Monday for a 2014 scandal involving a $7 million mansion bought by his wife from a company that won lucrative contracts with his administration. President Enrique Pena Nieto had reacted crossly at the time to those who criticized the purchase, saying there were "countless versions and falsehoods" surrounding the story. First lady Angelica Rivera also reacted angrily at the time, denying she had done anything wrong. She claimed she was using money she earned during her career as an actress. But she later returned the mansion, which she had been paying for...
  • A Drone Flies Through A Rotting, Abandoned $17.5 Million Vancouver Mansion; This Is What It Saw

    04/15/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-15-16 | Tyler Durden
    So far, he’s filmed five properties in Point Grey and a few in the south Cambie area. Many of them sit behind blue fences, the telltale sign a backhoe is on its way. Fieldwalker said accessing the properties is simple: “We just go up to them and shoot.” In the following film posted to Fieldwalker’s Vimeo page, the viewer is brought inside a 3,430 square-foot Point Grey teardown on Drummond Drive, which last year sold for $17.5 million. The property’s overgrown lawn, mossy shingles, smashed windows and missing doors suggest it’s been many years since anyone called it home. It's...
  • Ex-con indicted on 20 charges for D.C., mansion arson and murders, including 10-year-old victim

    02/17/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2016,
    WASHINGTON — An ex-convict who was arrested last May in a case involving the deaths of three family members and their housekeeper inside a northwest Washington mansion was indicted Wednesday on 20 felony charges including murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Larry Flynt wants Hugh Hefner's $200 million Playboy Mansion

    01/22/2016 11:43:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2016
    The Hustler Honeys could soon displace the Playboy Bunnies at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles party palace. [Snip] "Larry (Flynt) and I have talked about it and are preparing a bid," says Harry Mohney, whose DĂ©jĂ  Vu company operates the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club chain, which includes a Manhattan location on W. 51st St. "We feel it is an excellent place for The Hustler Club and Hustler Mansion." According to Mohney, Hustler would move their own staff into the 29-room estate and host "at least" three parties per week for VIP guests. He also says those gatherings would out-Hef the parties...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • U.S. Cities We Could Lose to the Sea (Algore's oceanfront mansion in cartoon)

    10/17/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities, according to Climate Central-led research published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The animated timeline on this page maps, year by year, how the total number of locked-in cities could climb to more than 1,500, if pollution continues unchecked through the end of the century. It also lays out an alternative timeline based on extreme carbon cuts, leading to fewer than 700 locked-in cities. You can watch threats unfold nationwide...
  • Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion...

    09/04/2015 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Caitlin O'toole
    Bankrupt 50 Cent seeks court's permission to pay basic bills for his lavish mansion... which costs 72K a month to maintain Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion. The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate. But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reportsTMZ.
  • America's largest home nicknamed 'Versailles' is back from the brink [tr]

    05/07/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The owners of the colossal mansion at the center of the award-winning 2012 documentary 'The Queen of Versailles' are nearing completion on the 90,000-square-foot single-family home after experiencing some recent financial success. Time-share mogul David Siegel, 80, and his 49-year-old wife Jackie started construction on the Orlando, Florida mega-mansion more than a decade ago but had to but the home up for foreclosure after taking a huge hit in the 2008 financial collapse. But after sales rebounded at Siegel's company Westgate in the past few years, the Siegels took the home back off the market and construction workers are back...
  • Landrieu Defends $2.5 Million D.C. Mansion To Louisianans

    10/20/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    America rising ^ | October 20, 2014
    At an event in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, Mary Landrieu took time out of her stump speech to get something “off my chest” about her $2.5 million D.C. mansion. ... Landrieu lives in a 7,316 square foot D.C. mansion with 5 bathrooms, 4 water heaters, 2 dishwashers, and 82 fire sprinkler heads. Meanwhile, Landrieu does not own any developed property in Louisiana and bunks with her parents on the occasions she visits the state.
  • Mind-Blowing Alfred Fisher Mansion Sells For $1.6M [guess where]

    09/08/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 92 replies
    Curbed ^ | September 4, 2014 | Sarah Cox
    The Alfred Fisher Mansion,the largest residential listing in Detroit, has sold for $1.6 Million in deal that closed in late August. Designed by architect Richard Marr and built in 1926, the mansion contains 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a ballroom, sun room, and a billiards room. There is also an indoor pool. These listing photos don't do the interior justice (there's a strange party situation in the basement) but the grounds are looking lovely. When the mansion first came on the market the ask was a mere $1.2M...."
  • Beautiful mansion is Detroit's biggest sale in at least a decade

    09/11/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    Yahoo Homes ^ | September 10, 2014 | Ilyce R. Glink
    Detroit has recorded its biggest home sale in a long, long time. The historic and still-beautiful Alfred J. Fisher mansion sold to an anonymous all-cash buyer for $1.6 million, more than any Detroit home in recent memory, according to the Detroit Free Press. That might not sound like much, but this is a city where thousands of homes have been razed because they couldn’t be sold for anything. Detroit hasn't seen a sale price like that for at least a decade. The home has 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a ballroom and 2 acres of landscaped grounds in...
  • Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion

    02/21/2014 6:03:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 135 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 18, 2013 | Alecia MacKenzie ,
    Full Title: Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion, Cross-Less Church and Other Surprising Facts About the Mega-Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and the bestselling author of books like Your Best Life Now and I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has been dubbed "the smiling preacher" due to his toothy smile and upbeat attitude. Here are a few facts about Pastor Osteen and his ministry you might not know. 1. Joel Osteen Met Victoria Osteen in a Jewelry Store Pastor Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen met in 1985 when he went to a...