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Erin Carlyle


Greenville, NY, United States

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Erin Carlyle's stories. Strike It Rich: Real estate: markets, luxury homes, and cities. → Read More

The 20 Richest Real Estate Barons In The World 2016

The Asia-Pacific region dominates our list, boasting the world's two richest real estate tycoons, but the U.S. remains the single country with the most property billionaires. Donald Trump? He's an also-ran in this contest. → Read More

Hugh Hefner's $200 Million Playboy Mansion Is America's New Most Expensive (Finished) Home For Sale

Photo credit: Jim Bartsch Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion has hit the market with a list price of $200 million, making it the most expensive completed home currently for sale in the U.S. The nearly 20,000-square-foot mansion is on five acres in Holmby Hills, a neighborhood that together with Bel Air and Beverly [...] → Read More

Lavish Spec Home Hits Market In Bel Air For $35 Million; Will Foreign Buyers Bite?

A 23,000-square-foot newly constructed home overlooking a reservoir in Bel Air has just hit the market with a price tag of $34.9 million. Casa Lago, an eight-bedroom, 15-bath home at 1940 Bel Air Road in Los Angeles, overlooks a private reservoir that was a setting for the 1974 movie Chinatown. "The [...] → Read More

$33 Million Four Seasons Hualalai Estate

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has just purchased an 8-bedroom home on 1.8 acres in Hawaii's exclusive Four Seasons development. He paid $25 million. → Read More

June Construction Spending Posts Smallest Gain In Five Months, But Up 12% Annually

Construction spending in the U.S. rose 12% year-over-year in June, the Commerce Department said Monday. But on a monthly basis, the gain was the smallest in five months. Spending in June was nearly flat with May's level, inching up just 0.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion. That was the [...] → Read More

Pending Home Sales Dip In June, Down From May's Nine-Year High

The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes fell in June but remained near May's nine-year high, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), fell 1.8% in June to a level of 110.3. (An index of 100 represents an [...] → Read More

West Hollywood's Sierra Towers: Home To Celebrities And Billionaires

Real estate. → Read More

Crocs' New CEO Is Focused On The Shoes

Like all fads, Crocs soared--and crashed--based on hype. A new CEO is focusing on (gasp!) the product. → Read More

Home Prices Rise 4.4% In May, S&P/Case-Shiller Says

The growth in home sales prices stayed just about flat in May compared to April, furthering a two-year slowdown, data released Tuesday indicates. On a national basis, prices appreciated 4.4% (seasonally adjusted) year-over-year in May compared to 4.3% in April, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which tracks all nine Census divisions. [...] → Read More


The home is the largest and the most expensive home for sale in Greenwich. → Read More

Thomas Peterffy's $65 Million Greenwich Estate

Digital trading tycoon Thomas Peterffy has listed his 80-acre Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich for $65 million. → Read More

Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Eight Years; Median Sales Price Hits New High

Sales of previously-owned homes rose 3.2% in June, hitting their highest pace since February 2007, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Rising demand for housing coupled with limited supply pushed the national median sales price to an all-time high of $236,400. Completed transactions of existing-homes (single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) rose to an annual,… → Read More

In FEC Disclosure, Trump Raises His Claimed Net Worth To $10 Billion; Forbes Disagrees

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump spoke about illegal immigration and other topics in front of an estimated crowd of 4,200. (Photo by Charlie Leight/Getty Images) Donald Trump filed [...] → Read More

$55 Million Bel Air Mansion

Address: 864 Stradella Rd., Bel Air, Calif.List Price: $55 millionThe House: 14,219 sq ft, 7 beds, 10 full- & 2 half-bathsThe Bar: The bar features 16-foot ceilings, two Fendi chandeliers, and countertops made from natural stone. Listed With: Hilton & Hyland → Read More

Homes Of The Highest-Earning Celebrities In 2015

In conjunction with Forbes' just-released Celebrity 100 List, we’ve compiled a round-up of where these stars lay their heads, focused on the top earners. Pictured here: Taylor Swift's Watch Hill, R.I., home. Johnny Depp (No. 87): French Estate Earnings: $30 million Addre → Read More

Forbes AgTech Summit: Where The Money Is Flowing

Categories of agtech investment in 2015, according to AgFunder It's an admitted problem: Silicon Valley doesn't really understand agriculture, even though it's a big source of funding for technology to improve the farm. "I’ve spent 100% of my time over the last year and I still feel like I’m only understanding 1% of what [...] → Read More

Forbes AgTech Summit: Silicon Valley Tackles California's Drought

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s beats California’s current situation. It was the worst American drought of the 20th century. California is facing a massive drought, and farmers are the state’s biggest water users. On Thursday, a farmer, a lawyer, and two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs talked about ways that technology can [...] → Read More

James Patterson (No. 7): Palm Beach Renovation

Novelist James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross series, told the Wall Street Journal that his Palm Beach estate was “obnoxious” but that he and wife Susan could not resist. The Pattersons spent $14 million renovating the 1924 mansion, Casa Ananda, which until they bought it had never been completed. → Read More

Jay Z & Beyonce (Nos. 28 & 29): Tribeca Penthouse

Earnings: $56 and $54.5 million Address: 195 Hudson Street, NYC Purchase Price: $6.85 million (2004, Jay Z) The Home: 8,000 sq ft, plus 3,000 sq ft in terraces Jay Z bought the seventh-floor [...] → Read More