TopTenRealEstate.com Home Sale News: Ronald Reagan's Home of the Future, Christina Finally Sells & Ted Kennedy's New Presidential Looking Place
Pompano Beach, FL, March 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- This week's Top 10 homes spotlight at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com includes a look at the just sold "home of the future" that General Electric gave to Ronald Reagan in 1957. It was built for Reagan in appreciation of his work as their company spokesman and host for the "G E Theater" TV show. The home was outfitted with every imaginable electrical convenience of the 1950s, including the newly conceived garbage disposal, sequential whole house lighting, a dining room that could transform into a projection room, and an outdoor phone box that could hold up to 200 phone lines. This was the home where on November 4, 1980 Ronald Reagan received the call from President Jimmy Carter conceding the election and to congratulate him on his landslide victory in becoming the 40th President of the United States.
Not only did it sell, but it sold for $212,000 over list price at $5,211,000.
In other home news:
It seems that home sales have finally rebounded in much of the U.S. with prices up almost 20% in Southern California and 25% in South Florida, so the investors and flippers are back to work. TV game and talk show wizard Merv Griffin's former Bel Air estate sold last October for $6.275 million and is already back on the market. This time with a $675,000 bump to $6.95 million. A very nice prize package for the home of the man who created "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune."
Senator Kennedy would have turned 81 on February 22nd and shares the same birth date as George Washington. The Hong Kong tycoon, who is the current owner of the late senator's Chain Bridge estate, is having a hard time selling the home and, as tycoons will do, has come up with a new twist to attract a buyer. Since it didn’t sell for the original asking price of just under $10 million, it has now surfaced again at $45 million. The new price reflects the idea of demolishing the existing home and construction of a 10 bedroom, 13 bath mansion that looks very presidential.
Christina Aguilera appears to have finally sold her over-the-top Bel Air mansion that has been sitting on the market for two years. Formerly owned by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, where they filmed most of their reality TV series, Christina bought the house for $11.5 million in 2007, and proceeded to give each room its own personality. InStyle magazine said it best when they described the interior as, "Gothic, burlesque, Hollywood Regency and chinoiserie elements are juxtaposed with modern flourishes like graffiti artwork, Japanese anime and kaleidoscopic rugs." Christina put the house on the market at $13.5 million and in the two years it was listed, she never wavered on price.
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