‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein Slashes Price on Trump World Tower Unit

Noam Galai/Getty Images Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein has relisted her giant apartment in New York City for $11 million. While the new price isn’t exactly a bargain, it is a steep discount from the $13 million she was asking just eight short months ago. But with the property languishing on the market, the feline-featured Wildenstein—dubbed “Catwoman” for the look she achieved through […]

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How Much Is My Condo Worth? How to Find That Magic Figure

ImageGap/iStock If you own a condominium, there’s one question you’re sure to ask early and often: “How much is my condo worth?” Whether you are looking to refinance your home or have decided that it’s finally time to pack your bags and move on, finding your condo’s true value will let you know how much home equity you have to wield to help […]

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One of Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ Flies Into the Arms of United’s CEO

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images Since Harpo Productions moved out of Chicago and Oprah Winfrey‘s daily talk show went off the air, the media mogul has spent less and less time in the Windy City. Selling her condo on North Michigan Avenue is among the latest shuffles, according to a recent story in Chicago Magazine. Technically […]

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Self-Managed Condos and HOAs: They Look Like Big Bargains, but Beware

portishead1/iStock If you’re looking to buy a house or condo but are balking at the steep monthly HOA or condo fees, one budget-friendly alternative is to find a self-managed condo or HOA instead. That means rather than paying a management company to maintain common areas like lawns or a community pool, you and your neighbors take care of these tasks yourselves, thus saving money. […]

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Treasure Map? 3 L.A. Penthouse Condos Owned by Johnny Depp Still Available

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images Ahoy, matey! You can still bunk where Johnny Depp once slept, and at a fraction of the price. Two of the five penthouses he owned in downtown Los Angeles have been sold, but three remain on the market, and you don’t have to walk the plank to find them. We think Penthouse 2 is especially enticing. It’s a multilevel two-bedroom, three-bath […]

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Baby Talk: This Palm Beach Condo Comes With John Kennedy Jr.’s Highchair

realtor.com We’ve seen pricey paintings, antiques, and custom furniture wrapped into a property’s sale price to entice buyers. In certain affluent locales, sellers are even tossing in expensive cars and concierge service. But we’ve never seen anything like the 19th-century highchair once used by John Kennedy Jr. which is packaged with this $1.15 million condo in Palm Beach, FL. The antique is a sweetener […]

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Trey Songz Cuts Price on Miami Condo After Quashing HOA Beef

Helen Boast/Getty Images Chart-topping R&B singer Trey Songz is relisting his two-bedroom waterfront condo in Miami, after the island’s community association sued him over unpaid maintenance fees since October. In late March, the Brickell Key Master Association sued Songz for $1,722 in unpaid fees and interest, according to The Dirty. The homeowners association asked the judge to sign […]

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The Urban Condo Boom Has Reached Its Final Frontier: Detroit

Tim Galloway for The Wall Street Journal DETROIT—When David Di Rita first tried to develop luxury apartments in this city’s downtown, entire skyscrapers were vacant, storefronts were boarded up, drugs were peddled openly and most of the neighborhood’s residents were squatters. The project flopped before it got off the ground. Mr. Di Rita and his […]

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Why Wealthy Condo Owners Haven’t Paid Their Taxes

Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images They’re the owners of some of the priciest real estate in Manhattan — condos in luxe buildings like One57, 15 Central Park West and Trump Tower — and they owe the Big Apple more than $100,000 each in back real estate taxes, city records show. These millionaires and billionaires are among […]

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