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.

The post Real Estate Headlines with Awesometown, the Best Kitchen Ever and Finland appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with $83 Billion, a $20K Mistake and Most Expensive City

Hope you enjoyed September because it’s about to take an 11 month vacation. Yes, autumn is coming with its colored leaves, crisper weather and clogged gutters. But before you realize that holiday shopping season is closer than you think, let’s get you going with your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Here is a list of 8 states where homebuyers are getting 50% off on foreclosed homes.

Can the poor afford to live in New York? Bloomberg thinks so.

College towns are seen as prime for real estate investment.

US News has 8 ways to pay off your mortgage years earlier.

Here are a few quick facts about the hot Toronto housing market.

What is the most expensive city in the world to live and work? (Hint: It’s not in the far east)

Student debt is taking about $83 billion from this year’s real estate market.

Talk about hindsight being 20/20, look at 6 of the costliest home remodeling mistakes.

AOL Real Estate warns you about making a $20,000 housing mistake.

The “Greek Town” housing project has frat boys and sorority girls all pumped.

And finally, HGTV shares some Oscar worthy home theater ideas.

The post Real Estate Headlines with $83 Billion, a $20K Mistake and Most Expensive City appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Cave Homes, Bank of Mom & Dad and Happiness

Why is it that weekends get shorter as the year progresses? Perhaps it’s because football is on for 12 straight hours on Sunday? Or that weekends are no longer vacation filled expeditions, but rather errand-running affairs as we head into the depths of September? In either case Monday arrives all too quickly, but the good news is so does your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Looking to invest in real estate and get the biggest bang for your buck? Try Dubai.

Investopedia shares some financing basics for first-time buyers.

Could student debt cut home sales by almost 10% this year?

US News & World Report shares 12 home improvements that’ll boost your home’s selling price.

What makes us the happiest about where we live? New reports findings might surprise you.

Could shopping malls really affect real estate investments?

The bank of mom and dad are aiding first-time buyers more than Chase or BofA.

Can a rental property help you retire earlier than you thought?

MSN Real Estate shows you how to challenge that low home appraisal.

Some of us live like cave men, but these are some pretty comfy cave homes.

Are we building too many single-family homes?

And finally, how’d you like this gorgeous shipping container-like beach house?

The post Real Estate Headlines with Cave Homes, Bank of Mom & Dad and Happiness appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with House Hunters, Million Dollar Listing and Shocking News

You blinked and September is halfway over. If there’s already Halloween candy in your kitchen cabinet, you may need to see someone about that. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves and just enjoy your daily dose of real estate headlines:

Would you believe Arkansas is one of the top 5 places where it’s getting expensive to be a landlord?

What do vacations have to do with buying a home? Could they be the secret solution for determining if you should rent or buy?

Good news: the economy is looking up. Bad news: that doesn’t help mortgage rates.

Is Million Dollar Listing New York helping or hurting real estate business?

The Huffington Post writes about the connection between millennials, jobs and home buying.

This is the most shocking real estate news you’ll read all year: New York City is about to get some legitimately affordable new condos.

The Canada housing market is showing no signs of slowing down.

Some people have a love/hate relationship with the HGTV show, House Hunters.

And finally, Apartment Therapy shows you how a bedroom can still work even if you stick the bed in the corner.

The post Real Estate Headlines with House Hunters, Million Dollar Listing and Shocking News appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with FHA Ban, Autumn To-Do’s and Elle Decor

The NFL is back. School is back. And here you are back to work. Pretty soon pumpkin scents and treats will be waiting around every bend. Before your urge for a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte overcomes you, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Britain’s smallest home just went up for sale. It’s 200 square feet.

The Motley Fool wonders why more people aren’t buying homes?

USA Today has the 10 least expensive state to live in the United States. New Jersey is not on the list. (sigh)

The FHA is going to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages.

Realty Times has a handy list of things you need to do to your house before fall comes.

Elle Dccor was surprised to see the most expensive listing in America is located in Florida. However, they weren’t surprised to it was listed by Coldwell Banker.

Do you have a pair of Onion Goggles in your home? You should.

Forbes looks into how student loan debt is affecting home ownership.

Wayne Newton’s home just got a price reduction to a mere $30 million.

Housing Wire showcases 9 tweets that nail millenials and housing.

And finally, you too can make a shipping container your next home for just $185,000.

The post Real Estate Headlines with FHA Ban, Autumn To-Do’s and Elle Decor appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Ashton Kutcher, Mind Blowing Home Offices and Turf Wars

That sound you hear is summer saying goodbye. Sure we have many a temperate day left in our future, but with Labor Day approaching it marks the unofficial end of summer days. No more half day Fridays for you. Enjoy what’s left of August and start your week the only responsible way you can…with your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

DigsDigs has 26 industrial home offices that will blow your mind. Not sure I can finish this post because my mind was just blown.

Think it’s too late to do some planting in your yard. You’d be wrong.

Kelso…I mean, Ashton Kutcher just ditched his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad.

CBS News has 8 remarkable retro (and kinda creepy) “time capsule” homes.

Here are 6 key attributes that affect the risk level of a rental market.

In Vancouver there’s a turf war over some seriously valuable real estate.

Bloomberg warns you to not let that fancy new home fool you.

What’s the least affordable city for rentals? Hint: Well at least the weather is great.

Business Insider shares the 15 most expensive mistakes you can make when buying or selling a home.

And finally, as if parents didn’t have enough pressure a new study from Australia shows 1 in 3 parents are helping pay for home deposits.

The post Real Estate Headlines with Ashton Kutcher, Mind Blowing Home Offices and Turf Wars appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Lost Generation, Small Space Tricks and Hawaii

You are more than halfway through August. The back to school songs are humming in your head and you find yourself thinking that summer has gone way too quickly. Oh and you need to prep for your fantasy football draft! Before you get distracted with the waning days of summer, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Take that city dwellers! AOL Real Estate offers 4 perks of living in the suburbs.

Dreaming of a home in Hawaii? Start saving. Median price on Oahu may hit $1M.

Catherine Zeta-Jones home has hit the market.

Bloomberg looks at how much money you can make by renting out your home.

Casa Sugar has 9 small space living tricks that make a big difference.

This place has one of the most ridiculous views in the world…and it only costs $32.5 million.

Forbes argues that it’s not millenials who are the lost generation of homeowners, but rather it’s the middle-aged.

Speaking of millenials, while they currently like to live in the city a new study show they’ll move to the ‘burbs for one very good reason: good schools.

Dwell has a slideshow of some drool-inducing tech-savvy homes.

And finally, something I can relate to, BuzzFeed takes a look at the 12 stages of bringing your baby home.

The post Real Estate Headlines with Lost Generation, Small Space Tricks and Hawaii appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Zombie Slaying Agent, Tim Lincecum and Heidi Klum

Monday makes you appreciate the weekends. But of course you have something to look forward to every Monday. That’s right. It’s time for your weekly dose of real estate headlines. It just makes Mondays better.

San Francisco Giants’ pitcher, Tim Lincecum, has his bachelor-style mansion up for sale.

Security appears to be the most important thing for Chinese home buyers.

Is Airbnb a threat to affordable housing?

The Examiner has 10 tips to help you buy your dream home.

Supermodel and America’s Got Talent judge, Heidi Klum, just sold her Brentwood mansion for $24 million.

This is bizarre and impressive at the same time. An agent in Australia produced a video showing her slaying zombies in one of her homes for sale to help promote the property.

Business Insider shows you where Americans spend the most on housing.

Here are 10 cities beating the national housing trends.

And finally, Salon thinks it found the worst real estate listing ever.

 

The post Real Estate Headlines with Zombie Slaying Agent, Tim Lincecum and Heidi Klum appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Michael Jackson, Pennywise and Golden City

Welcome to August. It’s the month of lighter commutes, many vacation days and full court press of back to school advertisements. Your home will be a little bit hotter this month, but please don’t forget that winter is coming. So don’t even think about complaining of the heat and instead enjoy your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Speaking of hot. Guess which U.S. city boasts the hottest real estate market?

House Beautiful is already looking at what the 2015 home color trends are that you need to know.

Million dollar home sales in California are at an incredible 7 year high.

Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate might be up for sale pretty soon.

Here are 3 pennywise reasons to downsize your home.

Bigger Pockets looks at the most and least affordable counties for millenials to buy and rent.

In good news, foreclosures are down while traditional home sales are rising.

Golden City is a new documentary about the tech industry’s transformation of housing in San Fran.

And finally, here are the most expensive bathtubs in the world.

The post Real Estate Headlines with Michael Jackson, Pennywise and Golden City appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

Real Estate Headlines with Michael Jackson, Pennywise and Golden City

Welcome to August. It’s the month of lighter commutes, many vacation days and full court press of back to school advertisements. Your home will be a little bit hotter this month, but please don’t forget that winter is coming. So don’t even think about complaining of the heat and instead enjoy your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Speaking of hot. Guess which U.S. city boasts the hottest real estate market?

House Beautiful is already looking at what the 2015 home color trends are that you need to know.

Million dollar home sales in California are at an incredible 7 year high.

Michael Jackson’s Neverland estate might be up for sale pretty soon.

Here are 3 pennywise reasons to downsize your home.

Bigger Pockets looks at the most and least affordable counties for millenials to buy and rent.

In good news, foreclosures are down while traditional home sales are rising.

Golden City is a new documentary about the tech industry’s transformation of housing in San Fran.

And finally, here are the most expensive bathtubs in the world.

The post Real Estate Headlines with Michael Jackson, Pennywise and Golden City appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.