MICHAEL JACKSON’S ‘NEVERLAND’ RANCH IS FOR SALE …
For just a cool $100 million you to can own Michael Jackson’s former “Neverland” ranch. Well sort of. The 2,700-acre estate in Santa Barbara County, complete with 22 structures, a 22,000 sq ft home and with two guest houses is no longer called “Neverland” but instead “Sycamore Valley Ranch.” Gone are the animals, the amusement rides and the train. ARE YOU SERIOUS, THE ANIMALS, RIDES AND BUBBLES ARE GONE? How about the train, please tell me it still has the train. Wait, WSJ is reporting the train lives, its still there. But ABC is stating in the article below that the train is gone.
CHECK OUT NEVERLAND WITH THE RIDES AND ANIMALS … AND UNSETTLING WITH KIDS
The wanted to change the name of ‘Neverland’ to get away from the stigma associated with the former King of Pop. Rather than “Sycamore,” that was the name of the estate was built in 1981 by real estate developer William Bone … how about some other suggestions, ‘Pedoland,” “Molestalot,” or my personal favorite … are you out of your mind, who the hell would pay $100 million for this place-land.
Michael Jackson’s former California ranch “Neverland” is hitting the market for $100 million.
Now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” you won’t find the carnival rides and Bubbles the chimpanzee that the late performer had on the 2,700-acre estate. But there’s still the floral clock that spells “Neverland” by the train station and train tracks, plus a llama at the Los Olivos property in Santa Barbara County.
Sotheby’s and Hilton and Hyland have the listing, The Wall Street Journal first reported.
Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty told ABC News the property is the “most spectacular ranch I’ve had the privilege of seeing” since she sold the $145 million El Cojo ranch in 2007, along the California coastline.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at his home in Los Angeles from an overdose. His physician Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.
The WSJ is saying that the listing agents warned they will be doing “extensive prequalification” of potential buyers before showing the property. “Our seller is not encouraging a lot of showings,” Mr. Hyland said. “We’re not going to be giving tours,” Ms. Perkins added. Well if you want to have a tour and see inside the Home, take a look back at the below VIDEO from NBC News in 2009.
The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features such amenities as a train station, six-bedroom house, 50-seat movie theater and a pair of lakes, It has been in limbo since Jackson’s death in 2009.
Jackson originally paid $19.5 million for the oak- and sycamore-studded property in 1988 and rechristened it Neverland after Peter Pan’s island dwelling. He soon added such over-the-top amenities as a zoo and small amusement park, which have since been removed.
The real estate company Colony Capital LLC bailed out Jackson in 2008 after he defaulted on the $24.5 million that he owed on the property.
Aaron Lewis Charged With the Capital Murder in Death of Realtor Beverly Carter, Pleads Not Guilty … Why Beverly, “She’s a Rich Broker … She was a woman who worked alone.” (VIDEO)
Why was Beverly Carter targeted according to Arron Lewis … “She’s a Rich Broker. She was a woman who worked alone.”
In a perp walk to a police car, when asked by reporters, why Beverly? Aaron Lewis replied, She’s a rich broker … She was a woman who worked alone.” SICK, JUST SICK. Aaron Lewis has been charged with capital murder in the death of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter. This sick SOB targeted this hard working mom to rob her and then ultimately he murdered her. Void of any empathy, this sociopath said that he was “sorry”. I doubt it. Fire up sparky.
Ozarks First: Lewis Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Beverly Clark
Reporter: Arron are you hurting for some reason?.
Lewis: Yeah, I got in a car wreck the other day. I haven’t been to the hospital yet.
Reporter: You pleaded not guilty. Why?
Lewis: Because that’s what my lawyer said to do.
Reporter: Did you in the courtroom originally say you wanted to get it over with, that you wanted to plead guilty?.
Lewis: I just want this all over with.
Reporter: So, did your lawyer basically encourage you to plead guilty.
Lewis: I’m just sorry it all happened. I just want it all over.
Sad conclusion to the case of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter, she has been found dead.
The body of missing 49 year old Beverly Carter has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Carl Minden, the police found the body of Beverly Carter shortly after midnight on Tuesday in a Little Rock suburb about 25 miles north of the area where she was reported missing. Beverly Scott went missing on Thursday, September 25, 2014 as Carter was showing a home in Scott, Arkansas. 33 year old Arkansas prison parolee Aaron Lewis was arrested hours earlier after an intensive manhunt on suspicion of being responsible for the disappearance of Beverly Carter. He will now face a capital murder charges as well.
Beverly Carter – Rest in Peace
Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Carl Minden says Beverly Carter’s body was found early Tuesday at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
49 year old Beverly Carter has been missing since Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Scott, Arkansas. Carter is a real estate agent who was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on 14202 Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m. However, after 3 hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road, found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found. The front door of the home was wide open. Beverly Carter has not been seen since. Her husband did say that he received three text from his wife around 1 a.m. Friday but that it didn’t sound like her at all.
Beverly Carter is blonde, has green eyes, is 5′ 2″ tall and weighs around 145lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts.
Beverly Carter – Missing
Police are still searching for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 49-year-old Beverly Carter. She was reported missing by her husband September 25 after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road and found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found, and investigators have found no trace of a crime.
“Her car was there, and the house was wide open, and I knew that something was wrong,” her husband, Carl Carter, described of the scene when he went to look for her.
People living near the home are shocked. Some told us they saw Beverly’s car and another vehicle in the driveway last night but thought nothing of it because the home is for sale.
“A tall skinny white man got out of the truck to pull up the one he was showing the house to,” a neighbor said.
Carter said he and Beverly have been married for 35 years and he wants her back home with the family.
Detectives are looking at this as a missing persons case.
While one of the detectives said he believes Beverly was taken from the home, no description on the possible suspect or a vehicle have been released.
Police are in their second day of looking for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent. More than 250 volunteers were out helping authorities search for clues Saturday.
Saturday’s volunteers were divided into two groups — one group searched Old River Road, where Carter’s car was found, and the other group was sent to I-30 and Highway 161. Some searched by foot, others by ATV. Deputies received dozens of requests from search crews to check on items that could possibly lead to clues, but so far, no evidence has turned up.
“It’s a vast amount of acreage,” said Lt. Carl Minden. “There’s a lot of farm land, swamp. There’s a lot of waterways.”
If anyone has any information on her whereabouts are urged to call the Pulaski County sheriff’s office’s 24-hour communications number, (501) 340-6963; its criminal investigations division, (501) 340-6940; or the central Arkansas CrimeStoppers tip line, (501) 340-8477.
First the Barack Obama wasted $528 million tax payer Stimulus funded Solyndra declared bankruptcy, now the Solyndra building is for sale. Nice call President Obama, care to speculate more on your failed green energy agenda?
As reported from the Weekly Standard:
Solyndra, the green energy firm that received $528 million in a Department of Energy loan, filed for bankruptcy in September. As Bloomberg reported, “Solyndra, heralded by President Barack Obama as proof that ‘the promise of clean energy isn’t just an article of faith,’ filed for bankruptcy in September, days before the FBI raided its headquarters in Fremont, California.
According to MoneyRates.com the following are the TOP 10 Best and Worst States for retirement. Based on reader responses, economics determined 47% of a state’s final score, climate accounted for 33%, life expectancy determined 12% and crime accounted for 8%. Honestly, I would have thought health care access, weighted property taxes, cultural attractions and death taxes. One might have also thought they would have considered shuffleboard, bingo and gambling accessibility … Just kidding.
What do the Top 4 worst states have in common other than they are all “blue states”? Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts and Connecticut all have out of control tax burdens. Alaska is the only “red” state in the top 10 worst places to retire. Cost of living ans its climate are the culprits.
9. New York
7. Rhode Island
Why it’s the worst state for retirement: Maine’s low ranking was a result of having bottom-five scores in the two most heavily weighted categories, economics and climate.
Economic factors: Maine got the fifth-lowest score for economics, with its high cost of living and tax burden as the primary culprits.
Climate: Maine’s climate ranked third-worst in the nation.
Life expectancy: At 77.6 years, Maine’s life expectancy is about average.
Crime: If personal security is a high priority, you may want to reconsider Maine. Its violent crime rate is the lowest in the nation, and its property crime rate is below average as well.
Who would have thought that Florida would not have been in the Top 10 retirement Florida (30), Arizona (25) and Colorado (27) would not have been in the Top 10 best places to retire. However, we can see that there are only one real “blue” state in the list of best places to retire. That can hardly be a coincidence.
8. South Dakota
Why it’s the best state for retirement: Despite a high property crime rate, Texas outranked all other states with its outstanding scores for economic factors and climate.
Economic factors: Texas scored very well for economics, thanks to a low cost of living and low tax burden.
Climate: The climate for such a big state varies, but overall Texas received strong scores for its generally warm climate.
Life expectancy: At 76.7 years, life expectancy for Texans is a little below median.
Crime: The only real blemish for Texas, the high crime rate–especially the nation’s highest rate of property crime–might scare off some retirees.
More failed Obama economic recovery … Barack Obama’s third year in office and his “Obamanomic” policies have done little to nothing to help new home sales. In fact, the numbers for 2011 were dismal. New home sales for 2011 are the worst on record dating back to 1963. Thanks President Obama. How can America afford to reelect this President in 2012?
The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 315,000. That’s less than half the 700,000 new homes that economists say should be sold to sustain a healthy housing market.
It’s also below the 323,000 homes sold last year – the worst year for sales on records dating back to 1963. December would have to produce its best monthly sales total in four years for 2011 to finish ahead of last year’s total.
New homes account for less than 10 percent of the housing market. But they have a big impact on the economy. Each new home built creates roughly three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Home owners foreclose on Bank …
After all of the banks that have incorrectly foreclosed on unsuspecting homeowners, its nice to see that the roles were reversed in a major way for once. According to WFMY News, the problems started five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn’t owe a dime on their home. The home owners paid cash for their house, but BOA wanted to here nothing of it.
The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn’t owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay.
A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was ordered, by the court to pay the legal fees of the homeowners’, Maurenn Nyergers and her husband.
The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers’ house.
So what did Bank of America do when asked to pay legal fees by the courts? Ignore the order of course. Five months went by and no sign of the$2,534 legal fee payment for the error. payment nor was BOA returning calls. The Nyergers’ attorney then did what has to be one of the best things I have ever seen to get his clients rightful fees … attorney Todd Allan foreclosed on the bank and seized their assets.
Did she or didn’t she?
Rumor has it that Sarah Palin has bought a home in Scottsdale, Arizona. If so, it would certainly make a run for the 2012 Presidential election easier in the lower 48 than from Alaska. But speculation is abound as the property was purchased by an LLC. So, is this a run for the 2012 White House or for retiring Republican Jon Kyl’s US Senate seat?
ABC15 also reporting of the suspected real estate purchase, or rumors thereof.
Saturday outside a North Scottsdale home speculated to be the new property belonging to Sarah Palin, a black SUV with an Alaska license plate pulled up and asked our ABC15 crew to leave the area immediately.
The driver wouldn’t comment on whether Palin plans to move in so she can set up shop for a possible 2012 presidential run. But plenty of others are commenting.
“It’s the best place you could buy a second home in the entire United States,” said realtor Jeff Sibbach, who sells high end homes for John Hall & Associates. “It’s all speculation right now.”
That’s because nothing in the MLS says Sarah Palin.
I have to tend to agree with PJ Media, The Tatler, Palin bout a home right in the middle of one of the biggest issues that exists in politics today, illegal immigration. Far be it from Palin not to take on such an issue that Obama has failed so miserably on and is in direct contrast with “We the People”.
One thing is for certain, Saracuda has them buzzing again as to what her future plans are. BTW, before the LEFT starts making remarks of “carpet-bagging” if she goes after the retiring Senate seat of Jon Kyle, we just have two words … Hillary Clinton. As for the references to house/palace, how soon they forget the
home many homes of Democrat Al Gore and the little shack of former NC Senator John Edwards. However, its safe to say in this real estate purchase if done by Sarah Palin, Tony Rezko was not involved.
WAG THE BIN LADEN …
Is it any wonder why President Barack Obama continues to spike the football and take credit for the killing of Osama Bin Laden? It was an important mark in the war on terror; however, just like Obama’s minions stated that it took a mosaic of intel to get Bin Laden, the issues that face Americas is also a mosaic of bad economic news. AMERICA WAKE UP, DO NOT BE DISTRACTED!!! While Obama takes credit for the death of Bin Laden, the US economy is falling apart. So much for the home market recovering, home values fell 3% in the first quarter.
Home values fell 3% in the first quarter from the previous quarter and 1.1% in March from the previous month, pushed down by an abundance of foreclosed homes on the market, according to data to be released Monday by real-estate website Zillow.com. Prices have now fallen for 57 consecutive months, according to Zillow.
The governments continued meddling with the housing market has caused the housing markets to flounder. As stated by the NRO, “programs, like Cash for Clunkers, do little more than rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking ship. They advance home sales but don’t create new demand, so the effects are economically unsustainable.” Thanks Barack, 28% of home owners are now underwater. Elevated gas prices, increased food prices, an unemployment rate up to 9.0%, an anemic 1.8% GDP in the first quarter and now home prices fall. Obama’s handling of the US economy has been pathetic at best.
Ten days ago, the Commerce Department released the latest evaluation of American economic growth, which came in at a paltry 1.8%, a steep drop from the unspectacular 3.1% in the fourth quarter of last year. By the time the weekend ended, that news got understandably swamped out by the successful military operation that killed Osama bin Laden. But even from Rome, I was surprised by the lack of attention that it drew before Sunday night, especially since the media showered the White House with favorable coverage of the previous quarter’s results.