sinbad comedian Hidden Hills Home listed at $ 3,000,000:It looks like the long time celebrity comedian has fallen on hard times, as Sinbad has reportedly filed for bankruptcy and put his house on the market. The home is said to have 5,064 square feet of knock knock jokes, plus 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and as you can see the inside is rather cluttered, however outside offers a basketball court, swimming pool and a large yard with lovely trees. This piece of real estate has been listed at $ 3,000,000, so perhaps we should take up an offering to help Sinbad with his money woes. Address Location: Hidden Hills, California Celebrity Real Estate, Homes And Houses, Famous Property Pictures
Billionaire heiresses Petra Ecclestone purchased home in U.S. worth over $80m:That Ekaterina Rybolovleva and Petra Ecclestone are some of the world's most privileged heiresses there is no doubt - but while their backgrounds may appear strikingly similar at first glance, the two heiresses lead very different lives. While both have taken the real estate world by storm, Ekaterina remains a modest and relatively unknown character. Her peer, Petra, has an image that is rather more in keeping with her flashy $175million property portfolio. Chalk and cheese: Privileged real-estate owners they may be, heiresses Ekaterina Rybolovleva, left, and Petra Ecclestone lead different lifestyles. Petra courts the media, while little is known about Ekaterina Ekaterina is the daughter of well-known oligarch Dmitriy Rybolovlev, the 'potash king' and former owner of fertilizer business Uralkali. Petra's father is Bernie Ecclestone, 81, the British F1 racing mogul. No doubt the las' paths have crossed on the well-heeled, doorman-staffed sidewalks of Monaco, or on the beaches of St Tropez - but whether they'll bump into each other Stateside is another question. While 22-year-old Russian heiress, Ekaterina, is the new owner of New York City's most expensive home, she lives largely out of the spotlight, reportedly studying at Harvard University, according to the New York Post. In what was the single largest real estate transaction ever recorded in the city, the ten-room, wraparound-terraced apartment has propelled the horse-mad socialite into the high-rolling annals of New York property history. There are no reports of the oligarch's daughter in designer labels, collecting designer handbags or driving top-of-the-range cars, in the manner of Petra, who is said to have a collection of Hermes Birkin bags, valued at around $50,000 each. She has not, as far as we know, been to the shops by helicopter - as Petra's older sister Tamara did in the Cote d'Azur this summer - nor does she own a second London home valued at $90million. Her move does however follow that of Petra, 23, who in July s to fame in the U.S. for paying the princely sum of $85million in cash for the Spelling mansion in LA. The 56,500 sq-foot pile in Holmby Hills is a relative bargain in comparison to Ekaterina's new Upper West Side pad, costing just over $1,500 per sq-foot compared to a record-breaking $13,500 per sq-foot. Born in Russia, Ekaterina has for the last fifteen years lived between Monaco and Switzerland. A keen horse woman, she competes at trials across Europe. There is no doubt that Ekaterina's millions were not made by her - she is reported to have made just $2,370 in competition wins last year, according to equestrian website, Global Champions Tour, cites the New York Observer.
Homes sales up, prices down in San Fernando Valley:In yet another encouraging sign for the Valley's housing market, sales increased 13 percent in May from a year ago, one of the best performances since late 2009, a Realtor association said Friday. Last month 567 previously owned houses changed owners, 66 more than in May 2011, said the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors. Sales increased 11 percent from 512 in April. "I think we're finally starting to see the increase in activity ... we've been hearing about the last couple of months," said Jim Link, the association's CEO. The median price of a Valley home fell 6 percent to $375,000 last month from $399,000 a year ago and in April. Home sales figures released Thursday by the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at Cal State Northridge showed a 25 percent jump in sales last month. The center tracks the market from Glendale through Calabasas. The Realtors figures cover Toluca Lake through Calabasas.