Arnold Schwarzenegger made a $65000 down payment on a house for his ex-housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena:Arnold Schwarzenegger made a $65,000 down payment on a house for his ex-housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena less than a year before he admitted to fathering her child. According to loan doents, Arnold made the "gift" payments in two installments from his own personal bank account one for $5,000 in April 2010 and one for $60,000 in May 2010. According to the docs, the money was used to secure a loan for Patty's house in Bakersfield, CA -- where she currently lives with Arnold's 13-year-old love child. The purchase price of the house was $268,000 -- so Arnold's down payment covered nearly a quarter of the total cost.
Hilary Swank Decorates Her $3.5 Million West Village Apartment:Actress Hilary Swank, who bought a $3.5 million, two-bedroom condo in Manhattan's West Village last year, is showing it off in the new issue of Elle Decor magazine. ' She worked with designer Mark Zeff. He told the magazine he gravitated toward pieces from the Calvin Klein Home collection which have a "a strong modern sensibility without any tricks." The building, located on the site of a former printing plant, was designed by Robert A.M. Stern and is said to also count designer Marc Jacobs as a resident.
Mark Wahlberg rented Central Park West condo goes from $7M to $16.5M in four years:Welcome to unit 26C at 15 Central Park West, arguably the best inium project known to man. The 2,761 square-foot three-bedroom on the 26th floor just sold for $16.5 million. Mark Wahlberg lived there. ARod almost just rented it. And it was sold in six weeks to a glamorous woman from Monaco. That's not the half of it. There are so many bold-faced names involved with this unit, we wonder if any apartment in this building doesn't have a celebrity attached to it. Already home to Denzel Washington and Sting, the building continues to break its own records. The square-foot price for this apartment comes to $5,976, the most expensive yet for a mid-level floor. Rented by actor Mark Wahlberg for $32,000 in 2009, the home was owned by real estate super-lawyer Warren Estis. It sold after six weeks on the market by Ken Deutsch, who started his own Madison Ave. boutique brokerage two years ago. Yankee slugger and real estate lover Alex Rodriguez even bid on the place, as a rental. ARod was allegedly paying about $35,000 for an apartment on an upper floor in the building when he vacated the apartment because the owner wished to sell the unit. For 26C, he offered $37,000 for the first year and $39,000 for the second. But new owners both wanted a little more, around $40,000. ARod decided not go up the few grand to stay in the building, and looked to purchase an apartment elsewhere. (Neither Rodriguez nor his agent Adam Modlin could be reached for comment, but the Daily News learned the price of the rental was not a factor. The slugger decided it was time to buy.) The current tenant, who was already renting from the new owner, will pay 38,000 for the first year and 40,000 for the second year.