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Texas-Born Princess Tries, Fails to Sell an Opulent Villa

There were no takers for Villa Aurora at $400M

(Newser) - Texas-born Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi is having a hard time unloading a 16th-century Italian villa loaded with countless priceless pieces of art and appraised at $533 million—despite a price tag far lower. A court-ordered auction of the "Villa Aurora" estate in Rome failed to draw any bids on...

NYC Penthouse for Sale at a 'Try-God Price'

It's atop 432 Park Avenue, which the 'NYT' describes as a 'troubled' building

(Newser) - Amid ongoing news of the condo-collapse tragedy , one might think it's not a great time to try to sell an apartment in what the New York Times calls a "troubled" tower, and especially not at an asking price of $169 million. But that's exactly what's happening...

A Coveted Parking Space Just Sold for $1.3M

Looks like a world record for the 134.5-square-foot slot in Hong Kong

(Newser) - A high-end development in Hong Kong's ritzy Peak neighborhood may have lost its title as "Asia's priciest address" earlier this year, but it just got a taste of its former glory by way of a newly sold parking space. Developers Wharf (Holdings) and Nan Fung Group sold...

A 'Brutal Loss' for Loughlin on House Sale

'Full House' star, husband wanted $28.7M for Bel Air mansion, reportedly got just $18M

(Newser) - A Tinder co-founder has swiped right on Lori Loughlin's Bel Air mansion, but reportedly not for what she and husband Mossimo Giannulli hoped to get for it. The couple, now awaiting sentencing in the college admissions bribery scandal , originally listed the 12,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home for $35 million, though...

Lachlan Murdoch Pays $150M for Mansion, Sets LA Record

The Clampetts' old place could use some work

(Newser) - The most surprising fact about the Bel-Air mansion bought by Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan might not be the selling price, which is about $150 million. Or the fact that the house, called Chartwell, was used for exterior shots of the Clampetts' place in the credits for The Beverly Hillbillies....

Jeff Bezos Is Spending $80M on Fifth Avenue Condo Spread

He's buying penthouse, two condos directly beneath it: sources

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos is living the high life, according to source who spoke to the Wall Street Journal : The billionaire Amazon founder is about to finalize a deal to purchase three condos at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, they say. Specifically, he's buying the penthouse and the two units directly...

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'The One' goes up for sale this year for $500M

(Newser) - The priciest home in America is set to hit the market in Los Angeles later this year. Nile Niami, the developer known for such epic real-estate offerings as the $100 million " Opus " in Beverly Hills, has been working on " The One " in Bel Air for years....

$51M Foreclosure Signals Bad News in Luxury Market

NYC penthouse is the second multi-million dollar unit to go into foreclosure this month

(Newser) - Billionaire’s Row is having some major first world problems. According to CNBC , the owner of Apartment 79, a full-floor penthouse that spans more than 6,000 square feet and overlooks Central Park, has defaulted on the nearly $51 million home. The luxury apartment at One57 tower, located in a...

Feds Rein in Shell Games With Ritzy Real Estate

Feds to start IDing, tracking secret buyers of high-end homes

(Newser) - Those planning on scooping up a high-end property on the sly—i.e., paying cash via a shell company—may soon have to come up with a new game plan. The Treasury Department announced Wednesday it will start making title insurance companies ID secret buyers of property going for more...

Saudi Prince Selling NYC Digs With 3 Panic Rooms

And its own fitness center, hair salon

(Newser) - Saudi Prince Nawaf bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is apparently quite concerned with security. The royal is selling an apartment he owns on New York's Upper West Side, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the 10,500-square-foot triplex in the Heritage at Trump Place features not one, not...

Tech Whiz Snags Beverly Hills' Priciest Home

Markus Persson's new digs include a candy room, iPad-controlled fountains

(Newser) - It's the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills: a 23,000-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms featuring $5,600 toilets, an 18-seat theater, fountains controlled by iPad, vodka and tequila bars, and something called a "candy room." But the $70 million home wasn't...

Ferris Bueller House Finally Sells

Cameron's home goes for $1.06M

(Newser) - After more than five years on and off the market, an Illinois home made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off has sold. The home, located in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, is the one where Bueller's best friend Cameron lives in the movie—and where he sends...

Hot New Feature for Luxury Homes: Moat

Also: Dental chairs, Botox stations

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the latest bells and whistles attached to luxury real estate, and they're definitely not of the "media room" or "five-car garage" variety. One hot one: a moat. Seriously. JLo's former Bel-Air villa has a "stone-lined waterway,"...

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