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The coronavirus clause is now a thing in resi deals

Less than a month ago, a “coronavirus clause” in a condo deal was a rare curiosity. From lockdown orders to the prospect of anyone involved in a transaction getting sick, deals are suddenly in a uniquely precarious position. In response, agents around the country are racing to add coronavirus clauses to their contracts. Real estate brokers across the country have been getting standardized...

Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg are both billionaire tycoons with an eye for real estate.

These two own an impressive amount of personal real estate. Donald Trump's personal holdings include a $54 million penthouse in the New York City building named after him, and Mike Bloomberg's properties include a 5-story townhouse on New York's Upper East Side. Interestingly enough, both billionaires own properties in Westchester County, New York, as well as in Florida. However, when it comes to...

Katharine Hepburn’s Former Beverly Hills Home for $8.9 Million

In Hollywood, California, it’s common for homes to have a pedigreed past. Such is the case of a newly-listed Beverly Hills estate, where actress Katharine Hepburn lived at the dawn of her career and actor Boris Karloff at the height of his. After making the move from Broadway to Hollywood in 1932, Hepburn, one of the industry's leading ladies, rented the Hacienda-style home for just about five years....

Manhattan’s Last Gilded Age Mansion is Back on the Market

The last of Manhattan's Gilded Age mansions is back on the market—for $50 million. The 20,000-square-foot mansion at 854 Fifth Avenue is listed at the same price as was asked before a devastating fire in 2018. The building, which previously housed Serbia's Mission to the United Nations, had heavy fire damage on the third floor, which was used as an office space. Three people were injured in the...

Marchi architects’ woodhouse 2.0 coils through the forests of Long Island, New York

Paris-based design studio marchi architects nestles its proposed woodhouse 2.0 amongst the dense pin oak forests of long island, new york. the figural residential project is integrated elegantly into the gently sloping topography, shielded from the natural elements by the surrounding trees. the interior offers a comfortable and welcoming space with the careful selection of warm, timber materials and...

Inside The Grand Slam Homes Of The Highest-Paid MLB Players

Major League Baseball is the All-American sport. That profitable pastime played by those MLB super-talented players: your American sports heroes who are also some of the world’s highest-paid athletes. With such staggering salaries, that don't include their lucrative endorsements, it’s no surprise that these all stars have chosen to live in upscale, ultra luxury homes. Now for a peek into the most...

Anne Hathaway Asks $3.495 Million for New York Penthouse

Actress Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman are listing their New York City apartment, a full-floor penthouse in a Neo-Georgian style row house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, for $3.495 million. The two-bedroom home is accessed directly by private elevator and has a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area leading out to a large private terrace. Listing images show the couple’s...

When Your Ancestry Test Entangles Others

Stephen Wald took a home DNA test in 2018, hoping to explore his family ancestry with his two young children. Instead, he learned a family secret: The man who raised him was not his biological father. Several days of intense online sleuthing for more details yielded another surprise, the identity and phone number of an apparent half-sister, Julie Gale. Mr. Wald, then 60 years old and a New York...

New York’s top 10 biggest new real estate projects

The 10 largest filed last month included projects in Queens, two in Manhattan, two in Brooklyn and one in Staten Island. 1. 500 East 30th Street, Manhattan The largest building plan filed in January was a 417,734-square-foot office property in Kips Bay from NYC Health + Hospitals. It will stand 21 stories and 384 feet. It is part of the third phase of the Alexandria Center for Life Science, according...

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi list their stunning Santa Barbara villa for $45M

Ellen DeGeneres, television powerhouse and high-end house-flipper extraordinaire, and her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi, have put their 1930s Santa Barbara stone villa on the market for $45 million. Prominently featured in Ellen’s 2015 book Home, The Villa, as its known, was designed by architect Wallace Frost as a residence for himself after returning from living in Italy. Many years later,...

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