Katie Warren, provided by Published 8:00 am CDT, Friday, April 12, 2019 Hilton & Hyland A hedge fund executive is selling a Beverly Hills estate, which was once home to Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, for $56 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The executive bought the home in 2006 after Aniston and Pitt's divorce. The two actors reportedly spent three years renovating the home, adding heated marble kitchen floors, a private screening room, and a pub room with wood floors from a 200-year-old French chateau. The Beverly Hills pad also includes a swimming pool and a championship tennis court. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's former home in Beverly Hills is up for sale for $56 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The current owner is hedge fund executive Jonathan Brooks, founder of Smithwood Partners, who bought it from the actors in 2006 after their divorce, according to the Journal. Aniston and Pitt bought … [Read more...] about The Beverly Hills estate that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt spent 3 years renovating before their divorce is for sale for $56 million. Here’s a look inside the 4-bedroom home.
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A small town in Sicily is selling abandoned properties for a euro, but buyers must agree to renovate them within three years. In addition to being relatively close to Naples and the Amalfi coast, the 11,000-person town of Mussomeli has ancient churches, Byzantine caves, and a medieval castle. Many of the abandoned properties are crumbling or decaying, but they’re steps from gorgeous scenery. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Italy’s small towns may be scenic respites from touristy cities like Rome and Venice, but they’re struggling to hold on to residents. Across the country, quaint villages and rural hamlets have taken to selling their abandoned properties for a single euro or less in hopes of boosting their populations. Read more: 9 cities and towns where you can get a home free, or buy one at a massive discount One of the largest of these programs is in Mussomeli, a southern town in Sicily hours from Naples and the Amalfi coast. The local … [Read more...] about A town in Italy is selling abandoned homes for $1. Here’s what the properties look like.
Hillary Hoffower, provided by Published 8:05 am CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 Westend61/Getty Images Millennials are making three key decisions that are cumulatively wiping out the starter home. The typical millennial is renting longer and buying later, surpassing the need for the starter home. A delay in homeownership gives millennials more time to build wealth — meaning that for some, their first home is a million-dollar luxury home. Some rich urban millennials prefer to rent in the city and buy a vacation home instead of a primary residence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Millennials are known for wiping out industries — and the starter home may be next. First-time homebuyers needed 23% of their income to afford an entry-level home in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 2 percentage points from the previous year, according to The Real Deal. The median price of previously owned homes was $264,800, the most expensive it's … [Read more...] about Millennials are making 3 key decisions that are wiping out the starter home — and it’s changing what homeownership in America looks like
Katie Canales, provided by Published 4:44 pm CDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Courtesy of Ashley Burgess Weist with Kelly REALTORS — Photos by Cade Kegerreis Chip and Joanna Gaines, the power couple behind the popular home renovation show "Fixer Upper," have bought a historic, 129-year-old German-style castle in their town of Waco, Texas, as first reported by the Waco Tribune-Herald. The exact sale price is unknown, but the 4,700-square-foot castle was listed on the market for $425,000 in February and appraised at $338,220 in 2018, according to public records. Dubbed Cottonland Castle, the aging structure requires extensive renovations throughout. Tom Lupfer, a contractor who worked on the castle for the previous owner, also estimated that an extensive renovation could cost between $600,000 and $1 million, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. According to the listing, the castle is able to hold three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The purchase adds to … [Read more...] about ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines bought a 129-year-old castle worth almost half a million dollars in Texas, and photos show why it may be their most challenging renovation yet
However, we bet you’d still be shocked by these pictures from Bedburg-Hau near Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia. Yes, your eyes do not deceive you: this house is disappearing fast; it appears to have become almost completely buried in snowfall. Yet on closer inspection, although this pretty brick building looks like it's been seriously affected by the frosty weather, this is no ordinary home: it's actually an art installation. It's a piece by the Finnish artist Tea Mäkipää, which is on display at the Museum Schloss Moyland. On Wednesday museum staff posted on Facebook that the snow had reached them. The 44-year-old artist has created large installations across Europe. At the Moyland museum, Mäkipää produced a structure to look like it had sunk into the moat of the castle it is located beside. The piece, named 'Atlantis', lies diagonally in the water, looking like it will sink at any moment, in front of a picturesque backdrop. The artwork was … [Read more...] about Why this house in western Germany is sinking in the snow