http://gossipextra.com/2014/12/16/billy-joel-shopping-palm-beach-house-howard-stern-4247/ EXCLUSIVE — Billy Joel Shopping For Palm Beach House . . . Howard Stern Talked Him Into it! PALM BEACH — Is the Piano Man about to join shock jock Howard Stern on the Palm Beach property tax rolls? Beloved New York singer Billy Joel wants to buy a house in Palm Beach, Gossip Extra has learned, and several local realtors have quietly made their pitches for properties worth between $15 million and $20 million. He’d like a deal for a crib that’s not listed officially, and preferably on the ocean side of the chichi island. One source familiar with the situation says Joel, who sold his Miami Beach house last year, wants something a little less crazy than South Beach and classier than the rest of South Florida. “Actually, Howard (Stern, a longtime friend of Joel’s) is the one who’s been telling Billy to buy something here,” the source said. “Billy has been in Palm Beach and knows he’ll find a relative peace here. He has seen Howard’s property.” Over the years, the singer of Matter of Trust and Uptown Girl has been a frequent guest on Stern’s radio show, including in April when Stern, who’s also a judge on America’s Got Talent, hosted a two-and-a-half-special special with Joel on Sirius/XM. Stern, 60, spent $52 million-cash in 2013 for a property on Billionaire’s Row on North County Road then poured another $10 million into it over the summer for renovations. Like Stern, money shouldn’t be a big problem for Joel. The 65-year-old is flush when it comes to his real estate investments. Just last year, he sold his Mediterranean Revival vacation palace on Miami Beach’s La Gorce Island for $14 million. And he sold his oceanfront property on Long Island, New York, for $19 million two months ago, and two Manhattan condos for a total $12 million earlier this fall.