San Marino Woman Buys $60 Million Beverly Hills House

More than three years after it first hit the market, one of the Los Angeles market’s most notorious spec-mansions — the real estate white elephant formerly known as Opus — has finally found a buyer. The 20,000-square-foot contemporary made global headlines in summer 2017, when it debuted with a $100 million asking price and perhaps the raciest real estate marketing campaign of all time: a promotional video showing nude women, covered in gold paint, cavorting together in bed.

The decidedly unsubtle message to sex-starved tech entrepreneurs and other businessmen: cash in your latest app, sell your company. Buy this house and you’ll buy a harem of women to go with it; live like a modern-day Casanova. An appropriate message for the L.A. buyer pool, perhaps, but the plan failed.

It took a change of realtors, multiple price reductions — to a final $60 million ask — and a second,

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Unpublished Bob Dylan lyrics, letters sell for nearly half a million dollars

A collection of Bob Dylan memorabilia including letters, unpublished lyrics and handwritten lyrics to “Blowin’ in the wind” have sold for nearly half a million dollars, auctioneers say.

Bob Dylan holding a guitar: Bob Dylan recording in 1961 or 1962.

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Bob Dylan recording in 1961 or 1962.

The items belonged to the estate of Dylan’s friend and fellow musician Tony Glover, who died last year. They were put up for sale in a week-long auction run by RR Auction Company.

Glover’s collection of Dylan memorabilia included personal letters and the transcripts from an interview carried out by Glover and hand-annotated by Dylan.

RR Auction said Friday that the collection sold for a total of $495,000.

In one typed and signed letter — sent from the Bearsville, New York, country retreat of his manager Albert Grossman — Dylan refers to Beatles John Lennon and Ringo Starr as “groovy” after meeting them for the first time in 1964.

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For sale: $6 million Whidbey Island survival compound, stocked to withstand a pandemic

For $6 million, one wealthy home shopper can buy some pandemic peace of mind in the form of a decked-out survival compound on a Whidbey Island bluff.

The 59-acre property, just north of Lake Hancock on Whidbey’s western coast, spans three densely wooded parcels. The residence has bullet-resistant walls, a safe room and an underground escape tunnel to the woods. A massive concrete tank holds 17,000 gallons of propane. In the 9,000-square-foot shop, three shipping containers are stocked with emergency supplies that can be supplemented by the huge, adjacent working farm.

“Toilet paper is hard to find. But there’s a lot of it there,” said listing agent Forbes Hansen. A video for the listing shows TP piled to the ceiling.

There’s also plenty of what an anxious prepper may want more than anything: Secrecy. The property listing doesn’t include an address, and Hansen said he plans to “find a buyer

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Historic 250-acre Chico ranch, where Robin Hood star stayed, for sale for $2.95 million

A historic 250-acre ranch in Chico where actor Errol Flynn stayed while filming “The Adventures of Robin Hood” has hit the market for $2.95 million.

Hidden by kiwi vines and centuries-old sycamore and oak trees, the North Chico Ranch touches Rock Creek and Keefer Road. The property features a beautiful 3,400-square-foot Spanish-style home with an incredible pool and an original windmill on the roof.

The three-bedroom, three-bath home “has the historic old-world feel yet all the modern amenities,” according to the official listing. It features bedrooms with French doors that open to a private patio, white oak-hardwood floors trimmed in mahogany, a formal dining room and a breakfast room.

The estate at 3746 Keefer Road, Butte County, was at one time part of the original Keefer Ranch, which consisted of thousands of acres.

Todd Renfrew of California Outdoor Properties holds the listing.

In the early 1920s, C.W. Keene, his

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NBA legend puts California mansion on market for $11 million.


Paul Pierce’s Calabasas mansion.

Screen grab courtesy of The Altman Brothers Team

If you’re an NBA fan — especially of a particular team in the East — and happen to live in the Los Angeles area with more than $11 million to spend, we have the perfect house for you.

Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce has put his Calabasas amenity-loaded mansion on the market for $10.995 million, the listing at the Altman Brothers Team says.

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NBA legend Paul Pierce’s estate is now on the market. Screen grab courtesy of The Altman Brothers Team

Fittingly, the mansion has a basketball court painted with a huge Celtics logo that seemingly can be seen from the international space station.

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Basketball court with Boston logo. Screen grab courtesy of The Altman Brothers Team

According to the Los Angeles Times, the 10-time All-Star bought the estate for $6.5 million in 2009, one year after winning

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Eminem’s Old Mansion Is On Sale For A Little Under $4 Million

Good news, Eminem fans: You can now live where the Detroit rap legend used to live for less than $4 million. According to WCRZ, the “Lose Yourself” rapper’s former Oakland County home went up for sale recently, and while there are undoubtedly Eminem stans who would pay way more for it — they get him tattooed on every square inch of their available epidermis, after all — the owners are letting it go for only $3.75 million.

Of course, Eminem hasn’t lived there for about three years after selling it to the current owners in 2017. He originally bought the place in 2003 and WCRZ’s photos of the property even include Em’s old cars. It’s got six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms (!), wood floors, a hot tub, and a three-car garage on 17,500 square feet. There’s even a tennis court, although Eminem freely admits boxing is more his sport — and

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Millennial couple earns $6 million a year from YouTube and real estate

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series, which profiles people around the world and details how they earn, spend and save their money.

In 2017, Kevin Paffrath’s dream was to earn over $1 million a year from The Paffrath Organization, the real estate business he owns with his wife, Lauren, in Ventura, California.

In 2020, the couple earned $1.075 million in May alone. “It was absolutely surreal,” says Lauren, 30, of the moment they crossed into the seven-figure-a-month territory. 

But the bulk of their income isn’t coming from real estate transactions or rental income. The couple makes money through Kevin’s YouTube channel, Meet Kevin, which he started posting to regularly in 2018, as well as numerous affiliate programs. While they don’t bring in seven figures every month — they earned $721,474 in September 2020 — they’re on track to earn more than $6 million total this

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Greystone Provides $20.65 Million in Freddie Mac Financing for Sanford, FL Multifamily Duo

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone, a leading private national commercial real estate finance company, provided two refinancing loans for a multifamily portfolio in Sanford, Florida. The transactions were originated by Dan Sacks, Managing Director in Greystone’s New York office.

The properties include:

  • Aqua Link, a 140-unit property, which received a 10-year, variable-rate, $12,115,000 Freddie Mac mortgage. Renovated in 2020, the garden-style property spans 9 acres. Amenities for the two- and three-bedroom units include grilling area, coffee bar, common laundry, swimming pool, picnic area, playground, and clubhouse, with 321 surface parking spaces.
  • Stoneridge, a 120-unit property, which received a 10-year, variable-rate, $8,541,000 Freddie Mac mortgage. Built in 1975 and renovated in 2020, the garden-style property consists of studio-, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a grilling area, coffee bar, common laundry, picnic area, playground, and clubhouse, with 188 surface parking spaces.

“It’s been a

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Meyers High School property up for sale at $4.38 million | Business

The Meyers High School property is up for sale at $4.38 million, according to online real estate listings.

The property includes the 250,000 sq. ft. school building with an auditorium and gymnasium and Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium, which contains a track and football field. The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board voted 6-2 Oct. 26 to list the property for sale with broker Gregory Barrouk of City Brokers LLC.

The district plans to close Meyers in South Wilkes-Barre when the district’s new consolidated high school in Plains Twp. opens for the 2021-22 school year. The district plans to merge its three highs schools — GAR, Meyers and Coughlin — and the new high school will have a new stadium.

The district put the Coughlin High School property on the real estate market at a price of $1.8 million in late July. The district plans to use GAR as a middle school.

The Meyers

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Santa Fe council OKs $2 million to help buy hotel to use for pandemic relief | Local News

Calling it a trailblazing project, Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council unanimously approved an agreement Wednesday to use $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to help finance the purchase of a hotel on South St. Francis Drive to house people affected by the pandemic.

Plans call for the 122-unit Santa Fe Suites to be converted into studio apartments for people housed in temporary shelter, as well as renters who have lost their jobs or whose incomes have been substantially reduced as a result of the economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a major first step for us to take to end housing instability in Santa Fe,” Alexandra Ladd, director of the city’s Office of Affordable Housing, told the council. “It is definitely not the last step we need to take, but I just wanted to emphasize that this is a really important first step.”

Ladd and

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