Vanilla Ice Rapper to Real Estate

In this day and age when winning celebrity stardom seems to mean instant riches Vanilla Ice isn't the new kid on the block. In fact, at the age of 43 he’s one of the oldest in the rap music business. But the white rapper is launching his own real estate advice website. Ice isn’t frozen when it comes to knowing about the home remodeling business. The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle started a home remodeling program in 2009 on the … [Read more...]

Action Star Loses Big On Manhattan Condo

Action movie star Bruce Willis is losing big money on his Manhattan condo bought at the height of the real estate bubble. Willis becomes the second major Hollywood star in weeks to lose big money on real estate bought at the wrong time in 2007, right behind Nicolas Cage, who lost $9.5-million on his Rhode Island digs. Willis and his wife model-actress Emma Heming are selling their Manhattan condo at a loss, asking a mere $3.995-million … [Read more...]

Phelps Tanks $450,000 in Real Estate Loss

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps may have won more medals than any other athlete in Olympic history, but he’s a mere mortal when it comes to real estate, suffering a $450,000 loss on his Baltimore, Maryland area home. The 22-medal all-time Olympic champion purchased the 4,080 square foot Fells Point condominium in 2007 for nearly $1.7-million shortly after collecting on a series of major multi-million dollar marketing endorsements … [Read more...]

Olympic Foreclosure May Aid Others

By Mike Colpitts Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte's parents are facing foreclosure on their Florida home. But in this day an age of modern technology, some good may come out of it with a real estate website that is offering free help to other homeowners in the same situation. The website, Real Estate Investing Wealth.com’s offer “is aimed at helping any American facing the common issue of foreclosure” to rebuild credit following a … [Read more...]

Ashton Kutcher Buys Estate

Two and a Half Men TV star Ashton Kutcher has reportedly bought the estate he has been living in located in the Hollywood Hills out from under teen singing sensation Justin Bieber. You see Biebs bought the home or attempted to buy the estate Kutcher was living in on his 18th birthday just a couple of weeks ago. But when Kutcher found out about the effort to purchase the home he was renting after splitting from wife actress Demi Moore, the … [Read more...]

Rosie O’Donnell Sells Home Quick

Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has sold her 6,000 square foot Chicago home on the first day she put it on the market. The $2.5 million home  went under contract just five hours after it was listed. The rapid sale or lucky sale in the current housing market is fortunate for O'Donnell, who started a new TV talk show recently on the Oprah Winfrey OWN network. O'Donnell purchased the home for $2.25 million from the president of the cable TV … [Read more...]

Oprah Lists New York Penthouse

Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of talk TV and now the owner of OWN, a new cable television channel is selling her highly coveted Manhattan, New York penthouse, listing it for $7.9 million. Winfrey has reportedly spent little time at the high-end Manhattan penthouse, buying it in a trust to discourage others from learning about the purchase. She has rented it out to life long bud and new CBS Morning Show anchor Gayle King. But King reportedly wanted … [Read more...]

Actor Dennis Quaid Sells Home

Actor Dennis Quaid finally sold his Pacific Palisades, California estate for $9.5-million. The Hollywood star sold the home because he’s been spending more time in Texas, where his family resides full time in between making movies. Back in 1999 when Quaid purchased the property for $1.8-million it comprised a three bedroom, three bathroom home. The native Texan then set about converting it into a luxury equestrian estate. Constructed in … [Read more...]

Selling LA Renewed for Second Season

By Kevin Chiu Selling LA, a TV show featuring luxury estates throughout the richest areas of Los Angeles has been renewed for a second season on Home and Garden Television. Real estate broker Valerie Fitzgerald, the star of the dazzling show will be joined by other members of her team as the weekly show shines on luxury homes in neighborhoods like Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica and the Sunset Strip. Fitzgerald is a Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Baseball’s Manny Ramirez Finally Sells Penthouse

By Kevin Chiu Exiled ex-baseball star Manny Ramirez has finally sold his Boston penthouse for a major loss after trying to sell the place more than six years, which just might be close to a record for any other earth-bound homeowner. The former baseball slugger finally quit the big leagues in disgrace after being busted for taking steroids a second time. His first suspension of 50 games was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After being traded … [Read more...]