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  • A house (civilly) divided

    A house (civilly) divided

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Divorce can be messy, especially when the couple can’t agree on how to divvy up their valuables  —  the kids, the cars and, most definitely, the house. [more]

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  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

    From the August issue: When news broke last month that Katie Holmes had filed to divorce Tom Cruise, the first round of speculation centered on what would happen to their daughter, Suri. But questions about TomKat’s real estate holdings were not far behind.

    The celebrity couple, who were married in 2006, own extravagant homes in California, New York and Telluride, Colo. Their holdings include a 10,286-square-foot Beverly Hills estate with a tennis court, which they bought for $30.5 million, and an 8,100-square-foot brownstone at 42 West 12th Street in Manhattan. The pair paid $15.1 million for it in April 2009, according to public records. [more]

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  • From left: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, the 42 West 12th Street townhouse they purchased and the Chelsea Mercantile (buildings credit: PropertyShark)

    In the weeks before filing for divorce from megastar Tom Cruise, actress Katie Holmes reportedly rented a unit in Chelsea, where she is apparently with the couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Suri, according to the New York Post and other publications. A crush of news cameras Monday morning had staked out the entrance to the Chelsea Mercantile, located at 252 Seventh Avenue, between 24th and 25th streets, where Radar Online and other websites had Holmes staying.

    Cruise and Holmes own a 8,100-square-foot West Village townhouse, located at 42 West 12th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. According to public records, the couple purchased the Greenwich Village townhouse in April 2009 for $15.1 million.

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  • Michael Bolla of Luxury Lofts and Homes (far right) hosted a gathering at 436 West 20th Street (building photos credit: Patrou Phelps) for female divorcees, at which matchmaker Janis Spindel (third from right) and Isabel Gilles, a New York Times best-selling author (second from right), spoke.

    Divorced female, seeking apartment, immediately, any size, any neighborhood, any rent.

    In a down market, some real estate agents say the only real motivators for people to sell or seek property may be the three D’s: death, divorce and debt. But they are tricky markets to reach.

    To home in on those potential clients, some real estate agents accentuate the positive, selling their services as matchmakers. Others make it clear on their Web sites that, though they’re not lawyers, they’re familiar with the legal twists and turns of divorce. Michael Bolla, director of sales for Upper East Side-based boutique
    brokerage firm Luxury Lofts and Homes, hosted a gathering Tuesday at his
    upscale Federal-style historic rental building at 436 West 20th Street,
    strictly for female divorcees, women experiencing divorce or women
    contemplating divorce. About 70 to 80 women, paying $40 a head, showed
    up. … [more]

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