TODAY | January 31, 2013
>>> to today's real estate with a peek inside at celebrity homes for sale across the country. today's real estate contributor, barbara, good to see you. on balance, is it an advantage to have the celebrity name attached to a home? does it bring more money than it might get otherwise?
>> that's the million dollar question. everyone is asking how much value does it add? my guess is between 15 and 25% depending how popular that celebrity is for the moment.
>> ashton kutcher is a pretty popular guy and has a nice bachelor pad .
>> good looking.
>> no question. coming up, the apple movie coming out and playing steve jobs and you now can have his home.
>> you can have it a beautiful place. 2.85 million, a long way from the prices in the town he grew up in grand rapids , michigan you can get the same home for a tenth of the price. he actually, before he married demi moore , renovated the entire place with his dad. think they should have hired a stager, every wall is done by him and his dad and open plan with high ceilings and two story wine cellar that hold 210 bottles in the background and a lush and private backyard that really adds the value in this house, a three-tier cascading waterfall. pool and spa. that is a beautiful house and well priced.
>> $2.85 is a fair price ?
>> only because his name is attached to. i other than that, not at all.
>> serena williams , has an apartment on the market for $1.85 million.
>> this is really a starter home most great celebrities start on wilshire boulevard . this is only $1.85 million. it only has two bedrooms, this is what you get. 2400 square et. she paid a little bit less than $500,000 less for it than she bought it. she's looking to make a killing. beautiful, show eswhite, clean, a place anybody can move into. walls of windows and nice city views. that would kill me the window on the left, i would feel like i would fall out of it. the building has a concierge and spa and gym and the corner terrace and too bad it wasn't a little bit higher with the city views.
>> we're making a big leap also in los angeles , barry bonds , a little bit of infamily given his steroid past. 25 million bucks. he was on house arrest a few years ago for obstruction of justice. is this where he's on house arrest .
>> actually, he's trying to appeal the house arrest and didn't want to serve the 30 days . why wouldn't you want to do those 30 days . it's a mediterranean state with 2.5 acres and wait until you see the living room comes with the bear and fish tank and tv. kind of a wacky rendition of a room. everything in this place is fancy. soaring ceilings, some as high as 30 feet tall. hand-painted murals. that's the gym the guy works out in a man-sized gym, all he needs is a mike khouw angelo on the roof and that's your pool and house in the background, big backyard not. but for $25 million, it's overpriced.
>> $25 million is a steep price to pay. our last one is howie mandel malibu place going for 7.75 million bucks. a good deal?
>> a good deal. it's a clean house . you cannot find a speck of dirt in his house, nuts over germs. he's asking $500,000 more than a year ago. is he going to get it? yes. the malibu market is hopping. he's smart to take it off the market and cash in. there's an all white kitchen. is that clean enough? look at that floor. i don't think anybody has ever made a meal there. theater, office, gym, guesthouse, meticulous bedroom and out back it has a flat lot with a huge patio. that's beautiful, that house. this one will fly off the market.
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