Posted by Al Lewison May 08, 2011 For Sale /
The house made famous in the 1990 film, Home Alone, by director John Hughes and then-child actor Macaulay Culkin is on the market for $2.4 million.
Zillow.com gives the house at 671 Lincoln Ave. in Winnetka, Ill., a “zestimate” of considerably less: $1.4 million. Don’t you just hate it when Zillow does that? A cool million in potential valuation gone, at least at Zillow. It’s enough to make you slap both palms against your cheeks like that kid in the movie.
The 4243-square-foot abode, built in 1920, has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
The only thing harder to get rid of than a timeshare is a huge timeshare business. Marriott last week announced that it is spinning-off it’s timeshare business as a independent company.
Click here to read my column about it in The Sunday Wall Street Journal. I also talk about it with Matt Fleener, anchor at Denver’s NBC affiliate, 9News.
Also, a great resource for people looking to sell their timeshares (a very difficult endeavor in these times) is the Timeshare Users Group.
Marriott owners might also want to contact Allan Cohen, quoted in my column, who wants to organize owners to make sure its move to spin-off the company is productive for owners. He can be contacted at C20854@aol.com.
Posted by Al Lewison May 06, 2010 For Sale /
Ohio-based burger joint White Castle says on it’s website that it’s sold out of its burger-scented candles for now.
I’m always too late when it comes to holiday shopping. Mom’s sure going to be disappointed on Sunday. What better way to say, “thank you. mom,” than a candle that gives you a whiff of one of those flimsy square patties, steamed in re-hydrated onions? Mmm. Mmm.
The $10 candle was offered as a promotion to benefit a New York-based charity, Autism Speaks.
Posted by Al Lewison April 02, 2009 For Sale /
Hey, bankers! I got your mark-to-market rules right here.
The world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum is selling this wax rendition of Charlton Heston from “The Ten Commandments” and more than 200 other life-sized sculptures depicting iconic actors, musicians, athetes and historical figures.
I wrote a column about the auctioneer, Calabasas, Calif. based Profiles in History, in December, just before it sold the flying saucer from “Forbidden Planet.”
No matter how bad the economy gets, Profiles keeps selling memorabilia. And now the horrors of the wax museum can be yours.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is unloading sculptures as it renovates it’s museums in Hollywood and Branson, Mo. They are expect to sell for between $2,000 and $6,000.