Steven Seagal’s Scottsdale Mansion Hits the Market for $3.8M

Steven Seagal, the 90’s action movie star, producer, martial artist, and musician, is selling his contemporary house in Arizona for $3,775 million. Situated on 11.92 acres high on a ridge and overlooking the Chiricahua golf course, this home is built for luxury living.

In 2010, Seagal bought this modern house at $3.5 million after marrying his fourth wife. Built in 2001 on roughly 12 acres, this multi-level, glass, and copper residence features a mix of naturalistic, traditional, modern, and industrial design elements.

Spanning over 8,900 sqft of living space, this home has everything you need with amenities such as a home theater, a copper roof, a three-car garage with copper doors, a heated pool, and a 600-sqft guesthouse.

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Cliff Avril’s $3.3M Bellevue Home Hits the Market

Super Bowl champion, Cliff Avril, is selling his residence in Bellevue, WA, after owning this one-and-only mansion for just over a year.

Listed for $3.3M, the house was built in the spring of 2018. The residence is 4,664 square feet, featuring five bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. The welcoming exterior combines a cool contrast of wood brown and slate grey.

The open-concept kitchen is flooded with natural light, offering an island view.

The master bedroom boasts an art piece of a fireplace. The unique fixture blends beautifully with the flooring.

The overall location of this mansion is attractive. It is 11 miles across Lake Washington, with easy access to downtown Bellevue.

Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman Buys Hal Levitt-Designed Home in the 90210

Restauranteur Jonathan Neman and billionaire heiress wife Leora Kadisha recently purchased an ultra-luxurious Beverly Hills home for $21.4 million.


The Sweetgreen CEO picked up the Trousdale Estates residence from movie producer Roger Birnbaum. Birnbaum—who once served as the CEO at MGM—first listed the L.A.-area property last year for $34 million, a somewhat optimistic ask.


The grand midcentury modern estate was designed by architect Hal Levitt and built in 1958. Dubbed the Skouras Residence, the 8,000 square-footer has since undergone a series of high-end updates over the past decades. Interior designer Kelly Wearstler and her husband bought the home in the 2000s, and styled it to taste.


The open-concept main living area boasts a massive art piece of a fireplace crafted from marble. The unique fixture blends beautifully with original but refinished parquet flooring, and is the centerpiece of the home.

The living room flows seamlessly to the large formal dining room that is flooded with natural light from a seemingly endless series of windows, and glass doors that open onto the shaded outdoor dining area. The backyard is ideal for entertaining with a lush lawn and a swimming pool.

23 New Million Dollar Housing Markets Predicted by 2020

Almost two dozen cities across the US are expected to hit the million-dollar mark. Buyers looking for a luxury home might be in luck. According to new research, the country will gain 23 million-dollar housing markets (markets where the median home value is more than $1 million) by the end of 2019.

If projections hold up, that brings the total to an astonishing 220 million-dollar cities across the nation. Of the 23 new cities, 14 are in California, with more than half in the Bay Area region alone. New York will gain three new million-dollar markets, while Washington and Massachusetts will both gain two. Florida and North Carolina are expected to gain one each, respectively. Overall, the number of million-dollar housing markets has doubled since 2013. Economists expect that number to continue growing, too. 

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“These markets tend to be affluent and exclusive suburbs in communities adjacent to finance and tech hubs,” writes Svenja Gudell, economist. “Although home value growth is expected to slow over the next year, particularly at the high end of the market, the number of cities where more than half of homes are valued in the seven digits is expected to jump to a new all-time high over the next 12 months.” According to the numbers, the market is at a convenient intersection for both buyers and sellers. Luxury housing in secure, affluent neighborhoods is attainable and increasing in availability. Home value will continue to steadily increase across the luxury market at a healthy rate, providing home buyers with affordable prices and reasonable rates–– simultaneously allowing homeowners to grow their wealth and remain secure in their assets.











Heir to Carnegie Steel Lists Old Westbury Estate


The 83-year-old heir to Carnegie Steel has listed the 82-year-old family estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York for $29.995 million. Howard Phipps Jr.’s grandfather was Andrew Carnegie’s partner in Carnegie Steel.

The estate, named “Erchless” by the family, contains over 16,000 square feet of living space, and sits on a 93 acre lot. Erchless contains 26 rooms, including 15 bedrooms, as well as 12 bathrooms.

The property’s sprawling grounds have been noted for extensive gardens, with award-winning rhododendrons and beech trees which soar to over 80 feet in height. The grounds additionally include two bath houses, a swimming pool, two greenhouses, a horse stable, barns for farm, corn, and dairy, and even a caretaker’s house.

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The Top 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Listings In The World

1 Antilia

Price: $455 million

Price: $1 Billion USD

Location: Mumbai, India

Square Feet: 400,000

27 Stories-high personal skyscraper in Mumbai, with additional 6 floors underground, the height of some floors makes its total height comparable to a 40 story building.

Antilia contains a multi-story garage with space for 168 cars, as well as, three helipads on the roof, in case you prefer to arrive by air. The listing also features a spa, terraced gardens, and a temple.

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2 Villa La Leopolda

Price: $750 Million USD

Location: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Square Feet: 784,080

Owned by Brazilian philanthropist Lily Safra, the villa has an outdoor kitchen, a guest house as large as many mansions and was even featured in Hitchcock’s film, “To Catch a Thief” (1955).


3 The Chartwell Estate

Price: $350 Million USD

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Square Feet: 448,668

On the market for the first time in 30 years, Chartwell Estate in LA’s Bel Air was made famous on “The Beverly Hillbillies”.

Its grand 18th-century French Neoclassical style over 25,000 square feet features a ballroom, formal salon, and paneled dining room.

Chartwell Estate

4 Bel Air Spec House

Price: $250 Million USD

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Square Feet: 38,000

The Bel Air mansion has two master suites, 10 oversize guest suites, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, five bars, a massage studio and spa, and a gym. There are also 17,000 square feet of outdoor decks for entertaining.

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5 Four Fairfield Pond

Price: $248.5 Million USD

Location: Sagaponack, NY

Square Feet: 2,744,000

One of the largest homes in the world comes with its own power plant, 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. The estate also has a 164-seat theatre, a 2 lane bowling alley, 2 pool houses, and a $150 thousand USD hot tub.


6 18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens

Price: $222 Million USD

Location: London, UK

Square Feet: 55,000

The palace features a Turkish bath, an indoor pool and a garage that can accommodate 20 vehicles.

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7 Ellison Estate

Price: $200 Million USD

Location: Woodside, CA

Square Feet: 1,002,000

The Ellison Estate is comprised of around ten buildings, but the property is counted as one home. The estate features a man-made lake, koi pond, and tea house, as well as other general Japanese characteristics.

Ellison Estate

8 The Manor in Holmby Hills

Price: $200 Million USD

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Square Feet: 200,376

The French chateau-style residence is one of the most luxurious homes in the world. The main residence’s most recent renovations took place in 2011, and the current owner spared no expense to update the estate to a contemporary style.

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9 Island Road, 37

Price: $192,297,831

Location: Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong

Square Feet: 8,300

Extraordinary detached house with spectacular view over Deep Water Bay. It features 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

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10 Hearst Castle

Price: $191 Million USD

Location: San Simeon, CA

Square Feet: 80,000 of living area

“Quite possibly the nation’s most famous castle, William Randolph Hearst went to great lengths to bring back the best of European architecture” – Forbes travel

Hearst Castle

Glass Houses

70 Conant Valley Road

Pound Ridge, NY



Set back from the road in sought-after privacy, this residence of glass, steel, and stone offers relaxed luxury living. Walls of glass fill every room with a woodland vista. A rock garden and koi pond lead to a two-floor garden room, spacious living and dining rooms, wine closet and bar. Architectural lighting and fieldstone fireplaces set the tone for large-scale entertaining and intimate gatherings. The sun-filled chef’s kitchen has top appliances. The master suite is chic simplicity with radiant stone floors, a spa-bath, and gallery of closets. An opposite wing features two bedrooms and spa bath; and a three-exposure media room with bar and fireplace. The second floor studio has walls of glass, a gym and bath. The salt water pool is set just to the side surrounded by a large entertaining terrace and tranquil pond with sitting deck. Minutes from nature preserves, school, town park, award-winning golf & The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges.


1st Fl Master Bedroom, 1st Floor Bedroom, Basketball Court, Cathedral/Vaulted/High Ceiling, Close to Railroad, Close to Shops, Deck, Eat-in Kitchen, Exercise Room, In Ground Pool, Lake/Pond/Stream, Master Bath, Security System



Turkish Waterfront Property






This beautiful stone house has a view of the sea and a lovely under-terrace courtyard. This house built in 1890 is rich in history and it is also newly renovated with high ceilings. This home has plenty of space for the whole family with its spacious rooms and two-story layout.





Agents Sell Homes for More Than FSBOS – New Study Shows

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You’ll see better results when you use a real estate agent and it won’t cost you more – new study shows.

It is a common belief that you can save money when selling your home by putting it on the market yourself; that way you avoid commissions of real estate agent services. However, a recent study by Collateral Analytics shows that is not the case. The study suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FBSO (for-sale-by-owner) route. This is because agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties on average than comparable FSBO listings.

The study shows that on average, FSBO listings sold for about 5.5 percent less than comparable properties sold through the MLS, with FSBO listings tending to sell for a little less than their automated valuations and MLS listings tending to sell for a little more. Many sellers think that by selling on their own they are avoiding commissions while netting the same home price less that they would with an agent represented sale, but that is rarely the case.

This research makes for a strong case for hiring an agent. Agents help reduce work, risk, and reduce the time of selling a home. More than that, they posses marketing expertise, including knowledge of how to stage a home and the best repairs to make. Second, in contrast to FSBO listings, MLS listings are generally syndicated to broker websites, exposing the home to a much larger buyer population.

“Overall it is clear that FSBOs have a low probability of selling, and if they do they will likely net the same or less after closing issues, plus they are more likely to screw up on disclosures which may lead to lawsuits after the fact, when buyers discover material facts not disclosed,” added Norman Miller, who produced the study with Sklarz and is a real estate professor at the University of San Diego.

Producers of the study were also quick to point out that the 5.5 percent differential “is remarkably close to average commission rates.” Showing that, other benefits of using an agent aside, using an agent doesn’t cost sellers more.

The valuations were generated by Collateral Analytics’ software. To control for property attributes, such as home size and location, the authors took what they said was an original approach: they compared sales of MLS listings and sales of FSBO listings to automated valuations of those properties. Sklarz noted that in the past studies have shown up with differing results because, “they mostly did aggregate comparisons while here we do a micro level individual property control study, the most detailed ever undertaking.”

Th full study can be found here.

Agents Sell Homes for More Than FSBOS: Study [InMan]

Collateral Analytics [Collateral Analytics]

Saving Real Estate Commissions at Any Price [Collateral Analytics]

Photo [Catalyst Group]

Tesla: Bringing Together Luxury and the Green Initiative

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In November of 2016, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive finally won approval from shareholders to purchase SolarCity Corp, the largest manufacturer and installer of solar panels. Tesla began taking orders for its new solar roofing at the beginning of April, below is a little history of how this came to be and what we can expect from here.

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