Real Estate Headlines with Die Hard, Shakira, and Steampunk

Don’t look now, but your home is about to be overrun with holiday cheer. Hanukkah start this week and ends just when Christmas Eve arrives. Before you know it the ball is dropping in Times Square and you realize you have no idea what happened to the last 365 days. But instead of stressing about wrapping paper, secret Santa and credit card bills, I bring you good headlines with great joy in your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

The star of the best Christmas movie of the last century has just listed his remodeled Manhattan apartment. Of course I’m referring to Bruce Willis in the holiday classic, Die Hard.

Shakira is taking time off from The Voice to sell her “Zen sanctuary” in Miami.

Can the decline in oil really impact mortgage rates in 2015?

HousingWire shares what appraisers need to know about solar power.

‘Tis the season for cheap real estate?

A 3-year old shares some last minute Christmas tips.

Did homebuilders just get the best news of the last 10 years?

All the rich hipsters will soon be flocking to the steampunk condos coming to New York City.

This Old House shares a comeback story of a house built in 1900.

And just in time for the holidays, it appears America’s 18-34 year olds are finally moving out of their parents’ basements.

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Real Estate Headlines with Roller Coaster, Snowboarding and Clark W. Griswold

Welcome to the first full week of December. It’s where you suddenly realize you have unused vacation days and the college football playoff scenario gets way more complicated. The holidays are right around the corner and the only list you need to check twice is this list of awesome real estate headlines I’ve compiled to help start your week:

A home with a roller coaster is for sale in the Netherlands, and you ride the roller coaster as part of the home tour. Yes, I’m serious.

Struggling to save 20% for a down payment on a home? The Motley Fool thinks help is on the way.

Snowboarding is just like real estate investing, or at least that’s what the folks at BiggerPockets.com think.

US News and World Report shares 5 ways your home can help fund your retirement.

Is crowdfunding coming to real estate?

Here are 6 New York fireplaces awaiting Santa’s arrival.

Will 2015 be the year of the first-time home buyer?

For non-believers, KCM Blog has 7 graphs that prove the real estate market is back.

MarketWatch shares the 10 things Americans want in their homes for Christmas.

Realty Times thinks there’s only 4 reasons why you would wait until spring to buy a new home.

And finally, who wouldn’t want to take another look inside the Griswold’s house from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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Real Estate Headlines with Zombies, Mel Gibson and Downton Abbey

I’m still full from Thanksgiving. My treadmill at home taunts me as the holidays roll on. If you’re feeling anything like me, you probably need a little pick me up to get going this week. I’ve got just the thing. Here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

The Boston Globe reports that demand for affordable housing is at an all-time high.

A home inside a power station? Yes, and it’s in high demand.

To tease you for a new season of Downton Abbey, here are some U.S. mansions that could rival Highclere Castle.

BiggerPockets shares 3 real estate setbacks that they’re thankful for.

Do millenials drag down real estate?

Are hair salons economic indicators of the local real estate economy?

Mel Gibson’s 500 acre property in Costa Rica is for sale.

“Zombie neighbourhoods” are popping up in Vancouver.

How’s this for payback: tree grows inside an illegally converted house.

And finally, ModestMoney.com shares how owning a home will change your life.

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Real Estate Headlines with Debra Messing, Gen Z and a Free Bentley

Let me be the first to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, but don’t get too excited. You have a few work days left before it’s time loosen that belt to make room for more stuffing. While you dream of pumpkin and pecan pie, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Debra Messing has a new place for $5.45 million in NYC.

The Street has a list of the 12 absolutely cheapest places to live in America.

How do you know if you can afford an investment property?

Gen Y? Pfft. That’s so last decade. Gen Z is the one with ambitions for homeownership.

Can a big house lead to the poor house when it comes to retirement?

Boston.com has a handy breakdown of real estate jargon and what they really mean.

Want a free Bentley? All you gotta do is sell this house.

Should you renovate your home before selling?

And finally, from Pilgrim Point to Wishbone Way, we’re serving up 9 homes where the Thanksgiving spirit lives on year round.

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Real Estate Headlines with Tom Brady, Portugal and Insanely Bizarre Home Feature

You are more than halfway through November. Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. Don’t pull a muscle. Next week is Thanksgiving and you haven’t even thought about pulling out those holiday decorations. Before you start making a list and checking it twice, let’s get you rolling with your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Why yes I would like to live in Tom Brady’s apartment.

BiggerPockets.com shares 3 types of risks real estate investors regularly take.

Wow. Here are some real estate listing photos that will leave you speechless.

Apparently the entire country of Portugal has a new landlord…China.

Speaking of China, does a new visa law help Chinese buyers get more U.S. real estate?

In shocking news, homes are getting harder to afford.

Did you miss National Recycling Day on Saturday? It’s not too late to get your house involved.

MarketWatch shares 10 things real estate appraisers won’t tell you.

I don’t know about you but I can’t get my mind out of my gutters. If you haven’t done it yet, you really need to clean your gutters.

And finally, there’s a 3 bedroom home in Oxford, England that has the most bizarre feature you’ll ever see.

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Real Estate Headlines featuring Iggy Azalea, Marijuana and Hottest Home Amenity

Another weekend gone and Monday arrives as per usual. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and the holidays are haunting your dreams…and wallet. But as the end of the year whirlwind starts to gust, you can always find consistency and comfort in your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

The Telegraph believes opportunity knocks for buyers in London.

Does the legalization of marijuana have real estate implications?

How’s this for a celebrity stacked real estate transaction: Iggy Azalea and Nick Young buy Selena Gomez’s former LA home.

How long does it take to save for a 20% down payment? About 12 years.

What is the hottest home amenity? You’ll never guess.

AOL Real Estate shares what you need to know as you try to lock in a low rate mortgage.

Should you sell your home now or wait until spring?

CNBC shares 3 lessons learned in the mortgage rate drop.

And finally, Lifehacker shares 10 home improvement tips every homeowner should know.

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Real Estate Headlines featuring Marilyn Monroe, Ancient Homes and Falling Prices

Oh hello November. You certainly crept up on us. With our coffers full of candy and holiday shopping on the horizon, there’s much craziness ahead. So why don’t you take a deep, cleansing breath and enjoy your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

Can you guess where luxury home sales are up 70%?

Property moguls are looking down…down under that is…for the next hot property market.

The Huffington Post wants you to be aware of 10 surprises that come with inheriting real estate.

Here’s why falling home prices is not good news.

Keeping Current Matters shares 5 reasons you shouldn’t be a for sale by owner.

Realtor.com has 5 tips for selling a home from out of state.

Are regulations hurting housing affordability?

How’d you like to step inside Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood, California home?

Bigger Pockets offers 8 compelling reasons why your lender should be local.

And finally, here are 15 ancient house designs that you can potentially build for free.

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Real Estate Headlines: Halloween Week Edition

Welcome to the last week of October where thoughts flock to candy, costumes and how on earth am I going to clean up all those leaves? Clocks are going to be turned back and holiday ads will overtake your TV. But before you take an early dip into the Halloween candy, here is an extra special dose of real estate headlines with a little Halloween theme to start your week:

Mortgage rates dip below 4% are making some folks think a BOOm is coming.

Houzz has 8 tips to calm your inner spirits by setting up the perfect meditation room.

The Huffington Post is using its Ouija board and thinks it knows when renters will move and what they want.

Talk about scary good! Is this the best apple pie ever made at home? I think so, but I’m biased.

How BuffySupernatural and The Walking Dead have taught us to monster proof our homes.

Here are a few tips on how to turn your home into a haunted house.

Frontdoor.com has a list of the 12 creepiest homes in the US.

A few of our bloggers travel back in time to relive Halloween at home.

How about a list of 25 good, gross and ghoulish Halloween party food ideas.

Take a video tour of Bran Castle which was home to Vlad the Impaler who is the real man behind the myth of Dracula.

And finally, this is seriously creepy: 5 photos of the world’s scariest abandoned castle.

 

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Real Estate Headlines with Lady Gaga, WikiHouse and 14 Mistakes

Welcome to another Monday. Hard to believe it’s the middle of October already. As I sit here with my French roast coffee, a certain chill has entered the air here in the Northeast. While I wait for all the folks in Southern California to stop laughing, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

The Motley Fool wants you to know the obvious: home ownership won’t make you rich.

Is it the right time to refinance your mortgage?

You want a tiny 1-bedroom apartment in New York City? That’ll be $1 million.

Here are 3 tips for real estate investing newbies.

There are at least 10 places where it is cheaper to buy a home than to rent.

I kind of like these barns turned into homes. Very Old McDonald chic.

Break out the Windex. Here is a collection of some drool-worthy glass houses.

Yes this is a real headline: 3D Printed WikiHouse You Can Build Yourself.

Country Living has 14 mistakes that can decrease your home’s value.

And finally, Lady Gaga has bought her first home and it has a bat cave and a secret bowling alley. Yes, for real.

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Real Estate Headlines with Awesometown, the Best Kitchen Ever and Finland

We are knee deep in my favorite season of the year and here in the Northeast the leaves are a canvas of colors covering my lawn. While raking will be neglected until necessary, I do feel the urge for a pumpkin spice latte. But before the taste of autumn overtakes me, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

I think I’m in love with this kitchen from a home in Missouri.

Motley Fools wants you to read this before remodeling your house.

What are landlords thinking during an apartment tour?

In the spirit of Halloween, RISMedia shares some scary things to avoid when buying a home.

Some New Yorkers are trading services for free (yes, free) rent.

Philly’s “Awesometown” is real and it’s affordable.

Rent or buy? US News has 7 questions to help you decide.

What happens to housing when interest rates rise?

These 6 houses are obsessed with Halloween.

Could half of all homes in Finland lose value?

And finally, here are 13 radical examples of guerrilla housing.

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