You recall Josh Howard, yes, the Wake Forest grad from Kernersville, NC who played for the Mavericks but was whisked off to the Washington Wizards tsk tsk as a small forward last year?  Well, seems he is serious about staying up in the north land because he has put his 6200 square foot Dallas house on the market. Located south of LBJ and east of Preston, though I swear when you see it the word “Plano” will fly into your mind! The smooth stucco contemporary manse is being offered at $1,099,999 and features, well, everything you would expect from a basketball star: custom designed sculptured walls, state of art media room, game room, exercise room, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, 8′  deep  pool with an island, spa, five bedrooms, five and a half baths, three living areas, multiple staircases, three car garage all on less than a quarter of an acre. In fact, here’s a tour. Looks like this sucker went up in an existing ‘hood of ranch homes — it was built in 2005. Now this is archaic: the agent, Leake Bradford Realty, has a tour but does not have a website.

Where are we, Dorothy –not in Kansas?

Want to win my heart for Valentine’s Day? Then snap up this little $65 million dollar estate on 8.04 acres on Jupiter Island, not too far from Tiger Wood’s estate.  Ariana Huffington, you should really consider this home as a great investment with your new millions. 9 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 17,825 square feet. 172′ of oceanfront & 370′ on the Intracoastal Waterway with 6 buildings including garage space for 17 cars. Main house overlooks the Intracoastal, with formal living & dining rooms, great room, gourmet kitchen, wine room, library, den & combined media room & game room. Grill house adjoins a 50′ pool overlooking the Intracoastal, with tennis court nearby. Coach house features 4 car garage down, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths kitchen and living room. Carriage house includes 6 car garage down, with gym & office up. Oceanfront guest house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living room with something you wont need here, a fireplace. Boat shed will park 7 cars, or any combination of cars & smaller boats. Dock will accommodate a large yacht & includes 2 boat lifts for smaller craft. West lawn allows for a 5500 SF Putting Green with 1 Bunker & 1 Tee set up for 80 yd Pitch shots.