‘Real Housewives’ Stars Melissa and Joe Gorga Sell New Jersey Mansion for $3.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 20, 2013  |  11:53 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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    Joe and Melissa Gorga

    Montville, NJ

    Most Known For

    Husband and wife duo on The Real Housewives of New Jersey

    Home Stats

    6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 13,500 square feet

    Price

    $3,800,000

    Melissa and Joe Gorga are going to have to find a new place to get “Real.”

    The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have sold their 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 13,500 square foot Montville, New Jersey mansion for the full asking price of $3.8 million.

    US Weekly broke the news that the married duo and their three kids are leaving the town of Montville, NJ and heading back to Franklin Lakes, NJ because it’s closer to Joe’s work. They have purchased a piece of land for an unknown sum and plan to rent another home until the new dream home is complete.

    In last season’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion, a tearful Melissa admitted that she and Joe were selling their Montville home to prevent their children from having to go to school with the daughters of then arch-enemy, sister-in-law Teresa Guidice. The feuding family members have since made amends, and with the upcoming move to Franklin Lakes, the Gorga family will be even closer to their in-laws.

    When this home hit the market in May 2012 with an asking price of $3.8 million, it wasn’t the Gorga’s first attempt at a sale. In 2010, before they first appeared on the reality show (and shortly after completing construction of the home), they listed it for an optimistic $4,100,000.

     

     

     

     

      Peek Inside Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s $10,000 A Month Chicago Rental!

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 31, 2013  |  10:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

      Winnetka, IL

      Most Known For

      She's a reality TV starlet and he's the star quarterback for the Chicago Bears

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, finished basement

      Price

      $10,000 a month

      Kristin Cavallari and her new husband Jay Cutler are high rolling renters in Illinois. The duo are renting a 8,200 square foot home in Winnetka, IL, a Chicago suburb close to Jay’s day job as the star quarterback of the Chicago Bears.

      The reality TV starlet, her first-string QB hubby and their adorable baby Camden signed the lease on the beautiful home in January 2013, just two months after the home came onto the rental market with a $10,000 a month price tag.

      The beautiful home sits on an almost 3/4 acre lot in a ritzy Winnetka neighborhood. Inside, a stunning gourmet eat-in kitchen has Carrara marble counters, top-of-the-line appliances and an adjoining room to relax in front of a blazing fireplace. Kristin loves the kitchen so much, she posed in it for a recent issue of People Magazine,

      The rest of the gorgeous rental features a wood paneled library, a beautiful master bedroom suite and a full finished basement – perfect for Camden to play in during those harsh Chicago winters.

      Cutler has just one season remaining on his contract with the Bears, so renting makes sense for the family. Prior to marrying Cavallari, Cutler had been renting a three-bedroom, 2,050-square-foot condo unit on Chicago’s Near North Side for $6,500 a month.

      Images via Coldwell Banker Winnetka.

       

        Take a Tour of Bruce Jenner’s Malibu Beach Bachelor Pad!

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 15, 2013  |  10:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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        Bruce Jenner

        Malibu, CA

        Most Known For

        Olympic gold medalist and husband to Kris Jenner

        Home Stats

        4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,456 square feet

        Price

        $14,500 a month

        If you’ve been “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” you know former Olympian Bruce Jenner has gotten himself a crash pad in Malibu to put some space between himself and his wife, Kardashian “momager” Kris Jenner. Kris and Bruce’s marriage has been rumored to be on the rocks for some time now, and the rumors picked up steam when Bruce went out and leased a Malibu beach home so he could have a place to get some peace and quiet away from Kris and the madness that is the Kardashian/Jenner house in Calabasas.

        “You can go get a man-cave,” Kris told Bruce when the reality TV show cameras were rolling. “You…can go find a little getaway that you can go relax at.”

        “At first I thought getting my own place, that’s absolutely crazy,” Bruce told the cameras, “Now I’m thinking about it, you know, it might not be a bad idea.”

        After a short hunt for the right place, Bruce is now paying $14,500 a month for a four bedroom Broad Beach Bluff home with stairs that drop right down onto the famous sands of Malibu. The home has soaring ceilings and an open floor plan that’s the perfect environment for living and entertaining – or just getting some peace and quiet. Like most Malibu homes, this particular pad has sweeping ocean views and expansive patios for sunbathing and hanging out.

        While it’s supposed to be his private getaway. Bruce doesn’t have the place all to himself, all the time. His whole family spent the 4th of July holiday enjoying the house, and daughters Kylie and Kendall Jenner even learned to surf!

        The home was given some modern updates and a fresh coat of paint before Jenner moved in and the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” cameras started rolling.

        Images via MLS.

        Susan Monus of Coldwell Banker Malibu was the leasing agent.

          ‘Ross The Intern’ Spends $1.1M For New Glendale Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 10, 2013  |  5:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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          Ross Mathews

          Glendale, CA

          Most Known For

          'Ross The Intern' rose to fame on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and subsequent TV appearances

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,788 square feet, views

          Price

          $1,100,000

          Ross Mathews, best known to the world as “Ross the Intern” has just purchased a new home in Glendale, CA for $1.1 million.

          Looks like it wasn’t an unpaid internship!

          Mathews’ high-pitched voice and effervescent personality got him noticed, and he rose to fame with his role as intern and later an on-air correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoMathews has since gone on to rake in the dough with other TV appearances that include fawning over celebrities on red carpet events for E!, a stint on Celebrity Fit Club and The Insider, and a spot as a regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s hilarious late night show, Chelsea Lately. He’s slated to star in his own talk show “Hello Ross” on E! in late 2013. 

          Ross Mathews and his long time partner, stylist Salvador Camarena, just sold their teeny tiny starter home/bungalow in Los Angeles’ Atwater Village for $676,500 and have now upgraded to a bigger, better canyon-view spread in Glendale.

          Mathews and Camarena’s new home is a remodeled three-level contemporary on its own private road. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,788 square feet, the home also boasts a newly-built custom kitchen, a master suite on its own floor, a downstairs game room, wine cellar and incredible patios for entertaining.

          The duo couldn’t be more excited about their new digs. Ross and Salvador have been tweeting, YouTubing and blogging up a storm about how excited they are about their new home.

          Aside from this new Glendale home, they also own another home in Palm Springs, CA.

          Andy Guzman of Executive Realty Solutions represented the seller in this transaction and Arleen Cohen of Keller Williams Realty was Mathew’s agent.

          Images via the MLS.

            Kat Von D Lists Gothic Los Angeles Mansion for $2.5 Million!

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 23, 2013  |  10:04 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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            Kat Von D

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            Tattoo artist and reality TV star with very public romantic life

            Home Stats

            Romantic 1920's Spanish-style home with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms

            Price

            $2,500,000

            Kat Von D, the most famous tatted up chick in America, is selling her gothic Los Angeles Mansion for $2.5 million. Kat Von D is known as much for her work as a tattoo artist and appearance on the reality show LA Ink as she is for her train wreck of a relationship with Sandra Bullock’s philandering ex, Jesse James.

            Jesse James and Kat Von D dated, got engaged, broke up, got re-engaged and then finally broke up after she discovered he had cheated on her with multiple women. Shocked or surprised? Yeah, we aren’t either.

            After that relationship, Kat Von D got back into the dating game and is now engaged to uber-famous DJ and music producer Deadmau5. In case you missed it, he proposed to her on Twitter. The duo are set to wed on August 10 in an underwater-themed wedding. Not kidding.

            With the wedding just months away, Von D and her fiance are looking for a new home for their fresh start as husband and wife. Very much a reflection of her gothic style, Von D’s for-sale abode is a gated and private artist’s retreat with guest house and dark details. A 1920′s Spanish-style home, the property has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a chef’s kitchen with Viking Appliances and a dining room fit for a Medieval castle. Outside, an entertaining area includes a barbecue, fire pit and spa.

            Rumor Alert! Howard Stern Drops $52 Million on Palm Beach Estate

            Posted by Daisy  |  May 17, 2013  |  10:36 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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            Howard Stern

            Palm Beach, FL

            Most Known For

            Self-proclaimed "King of All Media" who also serves as a judge on America's Got Talent

            Home Stats

            39,094 square foot of living space on 3.25 acres of beachfront property

            Price

            $52,000,000

            Hold the presses! This may be one of the biggest celebrity real estate purchases this year. According to the Palm Beach Daily News, Howard Stern has snapped up an expensive piece of South Florida real estate this week in a private sale. Reportedly, the infamous shock jock isn’t just making headlines for stirring up controversy on the airways, he’s also shocking America by paying an alleged $52 million for the beachfront property in Palm Beach, FL. The estate was sold to Stern by American businessman Martin Trust and his wife, Diana.

            Custom built in 1992 on 3.25 waterfront acres on the North End of Palm Beach, the property boasts an impressive 39,094 square feet of living space, including a five-bedroom, 11-bathroom, 18,673-square -oot main house. The estate also features a swimming pool and spa, and well-manicured landscaping.

            Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, currently calls New York City home, where he produces and hosts The Howard Stern Show for Sirus Radio. Now, the couple will now be neighbors with fellow radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, and conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter.

             

              2+ Years and 2 Million Dollars Later, Christina Aguilera Finally Sells Beverly Hills Mansion

              Posted by Cristin  |  May 1, 2013  |  1:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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              Christina Aguilera

              Beverly Hills, CA

              Most Known For

              Pop diva and former "The Voice" judge

              Home Stats

              10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

              Price

              $11,500,000

              Sometimes 2 isn’t better than 1. After more than 2 full years on the market, Christina Aguilera has finally sold the Beverly Hills mansion she purchased from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Originally listed for $13.5 million, Aguliera never officially reduced the asking price on the home, but according to property records, she eventually ended up selling for $11.5 million – a full $2 million less than the diva wanted for her palace. The deal closed on April 29, 2013, and the buyer’s identity is still unknown.

              Aguilera has since moved on to another Beverly Hills mansion in the exclusive guard-gated Mulholland Estates community. Her new 11,000-square-foot estate was reportedly purchased from multi-billionaire and global private equity mogul Tom Gores for an even $10 million.

              Her just-sold home was the stage for Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s reality show “The Osbournes” many years ago and is in the heart of Beverly Hills on Doheny Drive. The estate is gated and extremely private and has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms spread out over 10,000 square feet.

               

                Budding Real Estate Mogul, Lauren Conrad, Reportedly Buys $3.7 Million Brentwood Hideaway

                Posted by Matt  |  April 19, 2013  |  9:18 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Lauren Conrad

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                Reality TV superstar who left The Hills and parlayed fame into legitimate business ventures

                Home Stats

                Six bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4,303 square feet

                Price

                $3,745,000

                Lauren Conrad has the look of a budding LA real estate mogul as TMZ is reporting she has just purchased her largest property yet, a $3.7 million gem of a home in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood. LC is best known as playing herself on MTV’s iconic, although short-lived show, “Laguna Beach,” after which she moved onto entirely new levels of drama, hooking-up, and general shenanigans on “The Hills.”

                LC’s real estate resume is starting to get pretty long these days as she has parlayed her early reality TV star fame into ventures as a fashion designer and author.

                She sold the famous ‘Hills’ home for a loss in September of 2011, leaving not only the home but her friendships with surgically-enhanced Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge behind.

                LC went on to purchase a $1.3 million condo in the exclusive 90210 ZIP code in Beverly Hills. Although the original pictures of the place looked frumpy, one can assume that she put her own personal touch to spruce up the large, multi-story penthouse. She still owns this condo and also owns a four bedroom home in Laguna Beach.

                Now Lauren is moving on to bigger and better things. Brentwood is one of the more exclusive areas in a city that is full of exclusive areas. Her newly-remodeled, two-story home is on a quiet street and includes six-bedrooms and five-bathrooms in a massive 4,303 square foot floor plan.

                The traditional style home was built in 1959 and features a chef’s kitchen, a master suite, and dark hardwood floors, as well as multiple fireplaces and a massive patio, basketball court and yard for soaking up the LA sunshine.

                Images via MLS.

                  Christina Aguilera Snaps Up Beverly Hills Mansion for $10M

                  Posted by Daisy  |  April 15, 2013  |  11:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                  Christina Aguilera

                  Beverly Hills, CA

                  Most Known For

                  Golden pipes, and being a former coach on The Voice

                  Home Stats

                  6-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 11,000-square foot Mulholland estate

                  Price

                  $10,000,000

                  Christina Aguilera has purchased another Beverly Hills mansion in the exclusive guard-gated Mulholland Estates community. According to TMZ, who broke the news yesterday, the 11,000-square-foot estate was reportedly purchased from multi-billionaire and global private equity mogul Tom Gores for an even $10 million.  Previously, the home was leased for $20,000 a month by Adrienne Maloof of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

                  Located on a double lot in the Mulholland Estates community, this six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean mansion features custom, high-quality finishes and fixtures throughout. The master suite upstairs features a fireplace, two walk-in closets, a private office, a large terrace with fireplace, and a spa-like bathroom lined in marble with a steam shower and tub. Five additional en suites include a large family room with built-in cabinetry.

                  The first floor of the home offers an even larger family room with exposed wood beam ceiling, formal dining room, wood paneled library, and screening room. The gourmet kitchen includes top-of-the-line appliances, a walk-in pantry with refrigerator and breakfast area, and a large center island. The enclosed loggia features wood paneled ceilings, hand painted details, fireplace, and arched glass doors that open to the lush yard. To take in the warm California sun and entertain, the home’s outdoor space includes a saltwater pool and spa, bathhouse, gazebo, and built-in BBQ.

                  But what of X’tina’s current home (you know, the 10,000-square-foot estate that she and former hubby Jordon Bratman bought from the Prince of Darkness and his wife AKA Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne)? A little birdie told Yo Mama of The Real Estalker that the home is currently in escrow.

                  Images via the MLS.
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                    Luxe Agent: Josh Altman of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles”

                    Posted by Cristin  |  December 3, 2012  |  3:24 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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                    Josh Altman of Million Dollar Listing

                    Los Angeles, CA

                    In Los Angeles, the residential real estate is one-of-a-kind, so it’s no surprise that Josh Altman, one of the best real estate agents in the area, is exactly that: a shining star in a land of glamorous Hollywood celebrities and big time business moguls.

                    You likely recognize Josh Altman as one of the stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles.” On TV, he wheels and deals and closes big time real estate transactions. Off camera, he’s passionate about giving back to his community, and in his free time, you’ll find him spending time with his family and two rescue dogs, Diego and Lucky.

                    Fascinated by the man you see on TV? Let’s learn a little more about Josh Altman:

                    How did you get your start in real estate?
                    My brother and I bought our first condo together in 2002. We had bought it to live in and got such a good deal that once we moved in and fixed it up a little (just cosmetic things–small touch-ups, nicer furniture), as kind of a joke, we put it on the market. We bought for $400k and sold it for $600k. After that I quit my job and never looked back.

                    What sale or career milestone are you most proud of?
                    There have been a lot of milestones and every year is different. The one I’m most proud of is the one I just did. I closed a sale for $20,100,000 in South Beverly Park, a gated community in Beverly Hills. It was the biggest sale of my career (so far) and the biggest sale ever in South Beverly Park.

                    What is your dream home location?
                    A beautiful home in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado.

                    What kind of car do you drive?
                    I’m currently driving a Fisker Karma. I collect cars, so I also love my 1964 Shelby Cobra and my 1967 Chevelle.

                    iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry?
                    iPhone and Blackberry.

                    What site/app do you check first when you wake up?
                    The first thing I check every morning is the MLS. Then I love the Real Estalker and Curbed.

                    What was the last book you read?
                    “The Wolf of Wall Street” by Jordan Belfort. It’s basically the true story of the movie “Boiler Room.”

                    Name your favorite guilty pleasure?
                    Skiing and hanging out with my dogs.

                    What’s one thing someone would never guess just by looking at you?
                    I’m a lot nicer than people think.

                    We had a blast talking with Josh, so we can vouch for that!

                    Take a peek at some of Josh Altman’s Listings!