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William Raveis lists 50 Cent's mansion

By William Raveis

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Jamie Zdru, Director of William Raveis Real Estate’s Exceptional Properties Division, recently announced the firm’s listing of world-renowned rapper and actor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s, 50,000+ square foot mansion in Farmington, CT.

“Mr. Jackson’s home is truly an escape from the ordinary,” says Zdru. “The property provides an indulgence for the senses with a combination of 52 visually stunning rooms on 17 private acres. The home is a perfect getaway from the realities of a demanding career, while also providing the benefits of being only 10 minutes from one of CT’s bustling urban centers, West Hartford. And for the impatient jetsetter’s longer trips, skip lines at the airport by boarding air transportation from a personal helicopter pad! There’s not much more you can ask for!”

The home features rooms and amenities to satisfy almost any mood. A gated entry leads into a grand foyer, complete with cream-colored marble floors and columns. Not a single detail is missed in the large, elegant dining room, inviting living room, kitchen and home office. In addition, the property provides ample space for entertaining and v.i.p. nightlife, with a home theater, billiards room and fully equipped nightclub featuring a lighted dance floor, bar and DJ area. Tucked away in a corner (albeit one of the largest corners you’ll probably ever see) is a dimly lit, lavish room for after-hours entertainment, the likes of which would make any owner of an exotic club jealous.

And if all this is not enough, the home is also a sports enthusiast’s paradise, complete with a racquet ball court, indoor pool, large gym, fitness facilities and an outdoor basketball court. After a day of sports recreation, house friends and family in three separate living quarters, all with full kitchens, bedrooms, living and dining rooms.

Mr. Jackson’s home is being marketed as a Prestigious Home through William Raveis’ Exceptional Properties Division. The Prestigious Homes program focuses on marketing rare homes to the ultra-affluent, using a creative mix of traditional and non-traditional advertising methods. Mr. Jackson’s home is listed by Heidi Picard Ramsay from the William Raveis Avon office and Lisa Hall of William Raveis Westport. For more information, please call 860-307-0039.

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2009 by sales volume in REALTOR® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 10th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website,, draws more than 10 million visits annually and includes more than 200,000+ MLS listings in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

In 1974, Bill Raveis opened a one-man operation above a grocery store in Fairfield, CT, called William Raveis Real Estate. Today, the company successfully operates 48 offices in CT, consistently having #1 market share in Fairfield County and in towns throughout the state. A 2009 and 2010 Commercial Record poll voted William Raveis the “Best Real Estate Company,” a testament to exceptional achievements in the state.

The company entered the Massachusetts marketplace in 2003 and, according to the 2009 closed sales volume in the Multiple Listing Service Pin, is now the largest independent brokerage in that state with 22 offices. William Raveis recently expanded into New York and presently has offices in Rye, Harrison and Katonah in Westchester County. In addition, another office will be opened this year in Chappaqua. Presently, the firm has 2,700 highly trained sales professionals and 75 company-owned and affiliate offices in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

William Raveis offers extensive home-buying and selling services, including mortgage and insurance divisions. Since its establishment 26 years ago, William Raveis Mortgage LLC has closed more than $6 billion in mortgage loans and is rated in the top 1% of all FHA lenders in the United States. William Raveis Insurance provides competitive proposals for life, home, flood, automobile, excess liability, valuable items and other personal insurance. For more information, please visit or

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