Sunday, March 31, 2013

Did Howard Stern Buy a Florida Mansion?

No word yet, but Howard Stern and the lovely Beth are definitely in the market. Stern has brought it up on his popular Howard Stern Show Radio program, mostly due to tax purposes. In additon to comments on the Howard Stern Show - Mansion Edition, Howie was overheard telling lunch companions that he wants a change because he is tired of paying New York taxes, which are among the highest in the nation. He said he wants to take advantage of Florida’s lack of state income taxes and business friendly environment.

Several sources confirmed Stern, 59, has looked at a half dozen mansions so far. He is ready to spend up to $20 million and wants waterfront in Jupiter or Palm Beach Gardens.

“He’s been looking at beachfront and places alongside the Intracoastal,” one spy said, “mostly in the $15 million to $20 million range.”

Just how serious is Stern about buying a new home or mansion in Florida? This is his second weekend searching for property in the past two weeks!

If he were to purchase a little something here, Stern would join a well-stocked stable of celebrities in the area, including golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; singers Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Olivia Newton-John; MLB pitcher Carl Pavano; movie star Burt Reynolds; NBA legend Michael Jordan, among others.

Stern owns an 8,400-square-foot apartment in Manhattan that he bought in 2008 for $15.1 million, and a 16,000-square-foot mansion in the Hamptons.

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