Celebrities Who are Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Forbes recently featured a report on celebrities bitten by what Zillow calls “the home buying bug.” Whether it’s the historically low interest rates and home prices or a sign of the start of a very hot buying season, some of Hollywood’s top celebrities have all made major home purchases in the last few months.

  • Ashton Kutcher sealed the deal on a modern home on Lake Hollywood listed at $10.8 million.
  • Jennifer Aniston is the new owner of a $20.97 million Bel Air estate designed by modern architect A. Quincy.
  • Ellen DeGeneres purchased a $12 million mid-century Malibu home from Brad Pitt.
  • Matthew McConaughey bought a mansion on a nine-acre Austin estate that was listed for $6.6 million.
  • Steven Tyler closed on a $4.8 million Maui home after already picking up a property in Laurel Canyon.
  • Justin Bieber recently became the young owner of the $6 million Calabasas Villa, which was previously listed by Hurwitz James Company for former owner Nicole Murphy.

Celebrities who find themselves catching the home-buying fever can contact Hurwitz James Company in Beverley Hills at 888.681.5902.

Nicole Murphy’s Celebrity Villa Sold in All-Cash Deal for $6.15M

After only 45 days on the market, the Celebrity Villa in  prestigious Brentwood, California was sold for $6,150,000. The anonymous overseas buyer paid in all cash  according to the breaking news story released by the LA Times.

Dazzling with custom finishes of the finest materials, the contemporary Mediterranean villa includes a theater room, a wine cellar, an elevator,  six bedrooms and eight bathrooms . The master suite boasts a sitting area, fireplace, dual closets and a balcony that overlooks the swimming pool, spa, fire pit and yard. The exquisite 9,200 square-foot residence was originally owned by former model Nicole Murphy and football analyst and former New York Giants player Michael Strahan.

First married to comedian Eddie Murphy from 1993 to 2006, Murphy is now starring in the new VH1 ”Hollywood Exes,” which is set to premiere June 2012. The show will follow five high profile women in the Los Angeles area who were each once married to a famous Hollywood A-lister. Viewers will get to witness the close friendships of these five funny, intellectual and cultured women as they experience the ups and downs of post divorce life.




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Bob Hurwitz Shows Brentwood Villa on Recent Episode of LX.TV Open House

Every week on NBC with host Sara Gore, Open House showcases the top real estate and design trends from the experts who know them best. And this past weekend, the show brought viewers to the Celebrity Villa in Brentwood, California for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with Bob Hurwitz, President of Hurwitz James Company. This special episode brings you into the luxurious lifestyle of football superstar Michael Strahan and model Nicole Murphy, former owners of the Brentwood Villa. From the exquisite custom finishes to the magnificent master suite bath, you get to see it all first-hand. In case you missed it, watch the “Square Feet: Inside Michael Strahan’s Estate” video segment online on the NBC website.

Currently listed at $6.95 million, the 6-bedroom Celebrity Villa offers stunning Mediterranean style architecture and extraordinary amenities including a chef’s kitchen, home theater, elevator and sweeping backyard with pool and spa. To see and read more about the property, visit the listing on the Hurwitz James Company website. Interested buyers can schedule a private showing with Bob Hurwitz by calling the Hurwitz James Company in Beverly Hills at 888-681-5902.

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