Real Estate Headlines with Beyonce, Minecraft and 3D Printing

So we’re a little late with real estate headlines this week. It happens. But it wouldn’t be a week on the Blue Matter blog without a weekly dose of real estate headlines. Here you go…and you’re welcome.

It appears a new flock of foreign real estate developers are hitting US shores.

According to economists, the housing market is about to pickup

…but maybe not for new home construction.

The most expensive one-bedroom flat in London just went on sale for £10 million.

Hong Kong has the least affordable housing in the world, but would you guess #2 is a city in Canada?

The New Yorker questions if Zathbog of Planet Cibwarv is inflating U.S.housing prices. Yes, that’s a headline.

Yesterday, January 20th, was the best day to get a deal on a Toronto home. Sorry, you missed it.

Geeks vs. Pop Stars? Did Jay-Z and Beyonce get outbid by the creator of Minecraft for their potential LA home?

And finally, could 3D printing and land reform help solve housing problems?

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Real Estate Headlines with a CES Twist

The Coldwell Banker Blue Matter team has returned from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and there’s one thing we know for certain: the home of the future is here today. From home automation to robots to smart appliances, science fiction is a reality for those who want their homes to be. So for your weekly dose of real estate headlines we wanted to highlight some of the top posts we published during our time at CES.

Everyone’s heard about the smart home, but what about a smart garden?

The Smart Watch just might be the control center for your home.

Vintage vinyl with a modern style and sound is the perfect addition to the audiophile’s home.

Will the future laundry room take some of the dirty work out of cleaning clothes?

These LG vacuums are like having your own cleaning service.

Lowe’s Iris app might be the best smart home system out there.

Your driveway is now your personal basketball trainer thanks to 94Fifty.

Forget about Rosie from The Jetsons. Your home will soon need Jarvis from Iron Man.

Soon you’ll be able to ask your bedroom vanity “Which outfit or makeup style makes me the fairest of them all?

You can cancel your gym membership because iFIT is turning your home into the ultimate gym.

Go get a 4K TV. Like right now. Go.

And finally, be sure to watch our Day 1 recap video. And you might as well watch the Day 2 recap video as well.

 

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Real Estate Headlines with Apocalypse Chic, Swamp of Doom and the Gilded City

Merry New Year! It’s 2015 and everything just feels new. Resolutions are being made so I’m making one too. I resolve to share your weekly dose of real estate headlines every Monday. Here’s me keeping my resolution for at least the first week of the year.

Gawker takes a look at the worst building in the Gilded City.

It appears Habitat for Humanity is turning its focus to renovating homes instead of building from scratch.

How would you like to build your home on top of the “swamp of doom?”

CNNMoney shares the 5 biggest threats to the housing market.

I think I like this bookshelf staircase.

What trends will emerge in 2015 that will change the way you buy a home?

US News shares their best real estate moves to make in 2015.

What are the top 10 real estate markets for home appreciation?

And finally, are you interested in a zombie proof cabin? Apparently apocalypse chic is the new black.

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Real Estate Headlines with Pinterest, HGTV and Hawaiian Getaway

Congratulations! You’ve made it through 51 weeks of 2014. This is the last one. If there are any resolutions you haven’t gotten to yet, well let’s just say better luck next year. Now let’s close out 2014 in the best way we know possible, with a weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

The Huffington Post thinks President Obama should’ve booked his Hawaiian getaway at one of these homes.

Is cheap financing for buying a home becoming vogue again?

Realtor.com has some tax considerations for home sellers in 2015.

CNBC has a list of the most searched real estate markets of 2014.

An HGTV host thinks you get a vacation house for free.

A New York City developer is selling condos using holograms.

Fast Company has a list of the most fabulous housing designs of 2014.

Does Pinterest hold the key to what housing design trends will emerge in 2015?

And finally, here are 10 of the most impressive tiny homes of the year.

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Real Estate Headlines with Derek Jeter, The Flinstones and Dubai

Twas the week of Christmas and all through house, not a package was wrapped and your freaking out. Before panic sets in and Christmas dinner is cooked, here are some weekly real estate headlines you shouldn’t overlook.

Happy holidays to you and your home and thanks for making 2014 our best year yet on the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter blog. Now for the headlines:

The Motley Fools wants you to please stop making these home buying mistakes.

Guess who’s buying up property in Dubai like it’s going out of style?

Dick Clark’s Flinstones inspired home has been sold by Coldwell Banker agent, Diane Carter.

What are the cities with the largest homes?

Forbes shares 10 hot real estate markets to watch in 2015.

Take a look at the most incredible video in real estate this year.

Bigger Pockets shares 25 tips for smarter real estate investing.

Can you guess how much America’s housing market is worth? Hint: it’s in the trillions.

Derek Jeter may have just bought a house in a place you’ve never heard of: Skaneateles Lake, NY.

And finally, Gawker says, “rents are going up suckas.”

 

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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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