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Ron Howard’s Home in Westchester County, New York Sells At $27 Million Dollars.

Ron Howards 17,000 square foot home in gated Conyers Farm sold in less than three weeks at the highest sales price in history for Westchester.

Ron and Cheryl Howard, high school sweethearts married for almost 40 years now.

Ron and Cheryl Howard, high school sweethearts married for almost 40 years now.

Ron and Cheryl Howard recently listed their family home where they raised their children and it sold just as fast as they listed it. The home is on 32 acres, with a 17,000 main house in Westchester County New York, in the gated area of Conyers Farm. It is a working farm sporting stables, sports barn, library, horse trails surround the property made it sell less than two weeks after they put it on the market. Ron Howard’s desire to raise their children outside of Hollywood confines and in a more “family atmosphere” shows in details throughout the house.

Not only did the house go for asking price, it went into contract about two weeks after it was listed. The new buyers have requested to be private concerning the purchase. The estate has hosted two family weddings and The Howards raised four children there.


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A Hamptons property has just taken the title of “most expensive home ever sold in the U.S.”

East Hampton 18 Acre Home Just Sold For $147 Million Dollars to Larry Rosenstein of  Jana Partners.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

East Hamptons Highest sold home in history of U.S.

The 18-acre expanse in East Hampton just sold for $147 million to hedge-fund manager Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, according to Curbed Hamptons.

Rosenstein’s new neighbors on exclusive Further Lane include Jerry Seinfeld, hedge-fund manager Jim Chanos, and art dealer Larry Gagosian.

The home was previously owned by the late Christopher H. Browne, the managing director of a New York investment firm who bought it in the late 1990s, according to a 2007 profile in The New York Times. Browne and his partner of 10 years, architect Andrew Gordon, spent much of their time renovating and landscaping the property.

According to Page Six, when Browne died of a heart attack in 2009 in Florida, he left his entire estate to Gordon. However, legal disputes between Gordon’s and Browne’s families raged on until 2012, when Gordon — then dying of cancer — was allowed via a secret settlement to live out the rest of his life in the home he had shared with Browne.

When Gordon passed away this past fall, Browne’s family began quietly shopping around the mansion, according to Page Six. Ultimately, they sold the estate without using a broker, avoiding some serious fees and commissions (which is also why there are no listing photos of the property).

Sources told The New York Post that brokers in the area were “crestfallen” and “furious” that no broker was hired, with one broker saying that the Browne family “closed ranks. It was all very hush-hush.”

The sale easily beat out Connecticut’s 50-acre Copper Beach farm, which sold a month ago for $120 million, and the $132.5 million working Montana Ranch bought by Rams owner Stan Kroenke in 2012.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

East Hampton Home is Highest Price Ever to Sell in U.S for $147 Million.

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Global  Investors Still Choose  United States As Best Property Investment Area.

Global Investors Still Favor Florida And California Lead as Best Property Investment Areas in U.S.

According to the California Association of Realtors (CAR) “2013 International Clients Survey”, global property investors preferred purchasing properties in the United States over all other countries for property investments. These foreign buyers still view the U.S. as a safe place to put their money.

The vast majority (85 percent) of international buyers said they only considered purchasing a home in the U.S., citing that the stable government and financial system would guarantee their home investment. Fifteen percent considered investing in other countries, with Canada, Germany, Mexico, China, Singapore, Sweden, and France cited as other countries most considered.
Over $68.2 billion in residential property transactions occurred in the U.S. during 2013, down from $82.5 billion in 2012 according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
International buyers also chose to purchase in the U.S. for its desirable location and climate (20 percent), to be closer to family and friends (20 percent), investment opportunities (9 percent), changes in work and employment (9 percent), educational opportunities (6 percent), and affordable prices (4 percent).

International buyers purchased a property in the U.S. primarily for investment purposes or tax advantages (18 percent) or to rent out (14 percent), contrary to traditional home buyers, who purchased primarily because they were tired of renting (23 percent).
While Florida received the most foreign buyer activity in 2013, looking at California specifically, Los Angeles County was the top location where international buyers purchased properties (35 percent).  International buyers also purchased homes in Orange (22 percent), San Diego (20 percent), Riverside (14 percent), Contra Costa (7 percent), and Santa Clara (7 percent) counties.
The top four states in terms of number of international buyers:

  • Florida: 23% of U.S. total
  • California: 17% of U.S. total
  • Arizona: 9% of U.S. total
  • Texas: 9% of U.S. total

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Red Frog Beach is a new luxury resort emerging in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama.

Red Frog Beach in Panama has jungles, beachfront, rainforests and colorful Caribbean towns.


The archipelago is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the tropics and our island is uniquely positioned to captivate the angler, boater, beach lover or eco-enthusiast. Rainforest hikes, beachcombing walks, exploring the colorful Caribbean towns and of course sunbathing on world class beaches are all part of the equation. In fact, Bastimentos Island, where the project is located, has the region’s best beaches- wide, straw colored strands with those impossible aquamarine waters. Red Frog beach is the most accessible and it is named after the diminutive red frogs that are abundant in the undergrowth around the beach and throughout the island.

The jungle that frames these beaches is as special as these beaches. Verdant, lush and with a fantastically diverse ecosystem, it is no surprise that the preserves in the region have been named a World Heritage site. Panama is out of the hurricane zone and our marina is nestled in the smooth, glass like waters on the leeward side of our island. The Red Frog Marina Village features our new state-of-the-art Marina with slips accommodating yachts up to 140 feet in length available for lease or sale.


While their 1500 acre resort community is emerging and under construction, they have a number of completed villas available for sale or vacation rental. The villas feature private plunge pools, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and expansive patios with full or partial Caribbean views. Most villas sleep 6-8 comfortably and are a ten minute walk to both Turtle and Red Frog Beaches. Villas, all with private plunge pools, are currently priced from the 400’s to the high $700’s. There are a myriad of different activities for visitors to our project and for the active traveler who enjoys nature walks, fishing, boat tours, kayaking or just relaxing, this will be the perfect destination experience.
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Donald Trump Buys Golf Resort In Ireland in County Clare.

Donald Trump Buys Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland for undisclosed price.

Doonbeg Golf Course Purchased by Donald Trump

Doonbeg Golf Course Purchased by Donald Trump

U.S. billionaire Donald Trump has purchased a golf resort in County Clare, Ireland, marking the first Trump Hotel Collection property in Ireland. The property mogul’s organization completed the purchase of the oceanfront Doonbeg Golf Club, which is the 16th golf club in the Trump portfolio, according to a company announcement. The purchase price for the golf club was not announced. It will be renamed Trump International Golf Links, Ireland. The golf club covers more than 400 acres and includes an 18-hole golf course. The resort includes 218 hotel suites, a spa and several restaurants, which will be managed by the Trump Hotel Collection. The Irish location is the fourth addition in less than a year following the Trump International Hotel, The Old Post Office, Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump Hotel Rio de Janeiro, according to the announcement. According to the BBC, Mr. Trump made the purchase in Ireland after a Scottish judge rejected his legal claim against a wind energy project off the Aberdeenshire coast. He states the project would spoil the view from his luxury golf course there. Lawyers for Donald Trump began arguing the case last November. “We will appeal this decision, and in the meantime we will be focusing all of our investment and energy towards our new acquisition on the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland,” Mr. Trump said from New York.  – See more at:


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