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Jackie Kennedy's Home is the Highest Priced House in Washington DC Area

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Jackie Kennedy's Childhood Home
This is your chance to buy the former home of one of the most famous First Ladies. It is also the most expensive in the DC area, currently owned by Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL. 
Even though she was the First Lady for less than three years, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy is one of the most famous president’s wives in U.S. history. After spending her early years in the New York area where her father, John “Black Jack” Bouvier, was a stockbroker, Jackie’s mother, Janet, divorced John in 1940 and two years later married Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss. The marriage precipitated a move to his home in McLean, Virginia when Jackie was 13. The divorce had been hard on Jackie and it seemed to make her withdraw into herself. After moving to McLean, she found solace in the home’s location with its panoramic views over the Potomac River and the lushly landscaped seven acres she enjoyed exploring.

The Merrywood estate and the wholesome family environment were a fa…

Bob Dylan's Historic Harlem Townhouse Is For Sale

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Bob Dylan's Harlem Townhouse
When Bob Dylan moved from Minnesota to New York City in 1960, he was just a few months from the start of a fast rise to stardom. The city became his creative and inspirational playground where he could collaborate, learn from and work with some of the most innovative musicians of the time. Inspired by people such as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Little Richard, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and his coffee house musician buddies in Greenwich Village, Dylan explored all the genres of American song including country, folk, gospel, rock and roll and even jazz. But it was in songwriting where he made his mark, culminating with the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 for his lyrics. His long career has spanned politics, social change, philosophy and literature and continue to entertain his fans attending his Never Ending Tour that has been running since the 1980s.
Dylan has sold over 100 million records and won multiples in the music awa…

Elvis Presley's Private Jet Sold for $430,000

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Yesterday, GWS Auctions, Inc. held an auction of entertainment related memorabilia, including items relating to Marilyn Monroe and the Beach Boys. But the highlight of the auction was Elvis Presley's personally owned private 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet.

This is the only Elvis airplane that is privately owned with the others owned by the Elvis Presley Museum. According to the auction lot description:

"This jet was personally owned by Elvis Presley, and is the "Lost" jet he owned with his father, Vernon Presley. The jet has been featured on TV with National Geographic, and has been a huge tourist attraction at the airport in Roswell, NM. According to our seller, portions of the plane’s interior were custom designed to Elvis' specifications, including the gold-tone hardware, woodwork, inlay, red velvet seats and red carpet."

The jet was estimated to sell for $2,000,000 to $3,500,00 but ended up being hammered for $430,000.


Now You Can Own the Original Batmobile

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Up for auction by Propdomain through iCollector is a Batman and Batman Returns original screen used Batmobile.

According to the auction listing:

"This is one of the original Studion Production made BATMOBILES Screen Used in the first two Tim Burton BATMAN films. BATMAN & BATMAN RETURNS! Obviously one of the stunt cars as both Heroes remain in their archives.
From what I understand only 3 cars were built for the first film. The 2 Heroes and this one they called "The Gurney Car", though a few insert pieces were used like the close up cockpit.
This car never ran or drove, though it did steer! It was parked, towed, pushed, or ran along a rail while explosions went off and close crashes involving other vehicles were filmed to avoid damage to the Hero car."
The current bid is $15,000 and the auction closes May 27, 2017 at 10 am Pacific Time.
You can see more pictures and get more information about this rare item by going to iCollector

Diane Keaton Collects Southern California Homes

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Charmer Diane Keaton, in her trademark suits and turtlenecks, is most well known as an Oscar-winning actress in films that are today's classics.  From her first appearance in The Godfather to her Oscar-winning performance in Annie Hall and a string of other great films chalking up $1.1 billion in box office sales, Keaton also found time to date both Warren Beatty and Al Pacino.
Now at age 71, Diane has not slowed down having written three books, well-known for her photography, mother of two adopted children, and owns her own wine company, The Keaton, with reds described as rich and intense and a new white wine on its way. In her spare time, she is a real estate tycoon with a long history of buying, remodeling and selling houses in enviable Southern California locations.
Newly offered for sale is a Laguna Beach house steps from the sand and with views of the Pacific Ocean, beach and rugged cliffs spilling into the ocean. Built in 1928 for the J. Roy Smith orange tree groves family…

Michael Jackson's Neverland Is a Bargain

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It might not be a bargain but Michael Jackson’s Neverland, sans Michael’s menagerie of animals and carnival rides, is now much more affordable. First put on the market in 2015 with an asking price of $100 million, it has been relisted at $67 million for its 2,700 acres, lakeside mansion, sports courts, guest houses and famous floral clock.


Designed in 1982 by Robert Altevers, the main house at 12,000 square feet has rooms of large scale containing formal rooms, fireplaces, a comfortable but commercially functioning eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors from an 18th-century French villa, six bedrooms including a master suite complex on two levels with fireplace in sitting room, two large baths and cedar walk-in closets, one with a hidden safe room. There is a four-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a free-form swimming pool, large covered barbecue area, basketball court, tennis court, 50-seat movie theater with private balcony and stage, and a four-acre lake with waterfall. Long d…

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Beach House is for Sale

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Turned down by Harvard? Don’t feel bad. So was Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway. But it wasn’t a death knell to his spirit or cause him to realign his goals. Like most successful people, he forged ahead.

While most people never have the epiphany that tells us what to do with our lives, Warren Buffett’s light bulb came on at the age of ten. While at lunch with his father who was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, something in their conversation lit that elusive spark that made young Buffet realize that his goal would revolve around money.

By the time he was eleven and his classmates’ main concern was who would be first up to bat at the recess baseball game, Warren made his first investment in shares of Cities Service Preferred at $38 each. Never wavering from his goal, he was bringing in almost $200 a month as a teenager in the 1940s (more than his teachers were making) by working every job he could find, including door-to-door sales and cleaning cars, for more investm…

The Most Expensive House in the United States is For Sale: $250 Million

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How would you like to own a brand new 38,000 square foot home, with 12 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms? And how about a 280 degree view of Los Angeles? Here is your chance to buy the most expensive home in the United States.

This fantastic Bel Air, California home has a 40 seat Dolby theater. Plus it has two elevators, three kitchens, a four lane bowling alley, a candy wall, and five bars. The 85 foot pool has a swim up bar.

The price for this mansion is only a quarter of a billion dollars, just $250,000,000.

More pictures of this home can be found at The Hollywood Reporter website.



You Can Buy Walt Disney's House for Less than a Million Dollars

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“Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home”
When Roy and Walt Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Company in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film. Neither would they have imagined continuing that leadership position in their artistic niche so long after their deaths. Although Roy was the silent, shy partner who addressed the financial end, Walt was the creative part of the duo and during his lifetime accrued 26 Academy Awards (still a record) for the company. Though Walt was the youngest brother, he died at the age of 65 in 1966. Roy was 73 at the time and postponed his retirement in order to open Disney World, which he later named Walt Disney World in honor of his brother. The new park transformed Orlando from a sleepy military and citrus town to America's most popular family resort vacation destination with over 50 million visitors in 2016.  
Only three years before hi…

Rent President Obama's Hawaii Christmas Vacation Home

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For nine years, President Barack Obama and family have enjoyed Christmas vacations at several upscale Hawaii beach homes with water views and room for staff and Secret Service agents. Soon after his historic election in 2008, President Obama settled into an annual vacation routine of golf, working out, visiting the island's military bases, beach time and keeping up with world affairs. Recently returned to Washington, D.C. after his final Hawaii trip as president, the Kailua Bay home where Obama and family stayed for four of their Christmas vacations will still be available for the first family to use. Or for anyone who can afford the $3,500 per night cost.
When the President first rented their vacation home in December of 2008, he was just a few weeks from his inauguration as the first African-American president. The stock market was collapsing, unemployment was soaring, the housing market was in the early stages of an historic collapse and 195 people had recently died in four da…