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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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