Real Estate Headlines Featuring Maintenance Free, Harvard and Bravo

School is out! And that means more time being spent at home by munchkins, tweens and laundry-ridden college kids over the next few months. The A/C is turned on high and you’re really wishing you had a pool or a really good friend with a pool, but alas you’re reading this not in a pool. Chances are you’re on a mobile phone or in front of a computer instead. Before you jump into a pool and ruin your electronic device of choice, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Living on the edge? RealtyTrac reports 10.6 million homes are in areas with “very high” natural disaster risk.

Those smart folks at Harvard think the really smart financial thing to do is buy a home.

Here’s an unpopular opinion in real estate today from the folks at The Motley Fool: Why we need subprime mortgages for a healthy housing market.

Bravo’s Million Dollar listing is headed to South Florida.

Yes, I want a maintenance free home. Turns out you can get one in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

AOL Real Estate has a list of 5 missteps that sabotage potential mortgage seekers.

Guess who Business Insider finds to be an extremely important force in the US housing Market? (Hint: Ellis Island)

USAToday has a list of 7 things buyers love, but sellers don’t list.

Are bikers and dogs suddenly ruling real estate?

And finally, take a look at a full service housing module…for cats.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring the Slow Death of the Dining Room, World Cup and Hottest Beach Towns

We are midway through June and it seems like the entire globe has caught World Cup Fever. Before you start celebrating the official start of summer, which happens to be THIS SATURDAY, here are your real estate headlines.

Are dining rooms dying out? WSJ thinks so.

Find out which Beach Boy’s California Dream Home is on the Market

Move over Old McDonald…this luxury barn is listed at a whopping $5.2M

Summer months have you dreaming of life at the beach? Here are the 10 most affordable beachside towns.

Are you guilty of breaking any of Casa Sugar’s 10 Commandments of Rental Decor?

And finally World Cup Fever has taken over the globe and we have totally caught it.  Here are 3 Reasons Why We Love the World Cup

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Tomatoes, Chandeliers and Smart Homes

Summer isn’t officially here yet, but man does it sure feel like it. Kids have summer fever as they are itching to get out of school. The thought of all those home summer projects are bothering you more than LeBron’s leg cramps. But before the dreams of summer takeover our minds, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

Got a garden at your home? Here’s a trick for growing tomatoes that will make all your friends jealous.

What European cities are the rising stars of luxury real estate?

The Motley Fools shares the 1 mortgage mistake millions of Americans make.

If I was musical, I’d want a pool shaped like a violin too.

You think your home is small? Check out this “shoebox flat” in London which consists of a bed in a kitchen and not much else.

Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers sold his “starter home” (and I use that term loosely) for $1.675 million.

These 6 homes have ridiculous chandeliers.

The smarter are homes get could make them more likely to be hacked.

The Wall Street Journal thinks the foreclosure next door could elevate your blood pressure.

And finally, say it ain’t so, Fido! Can pets really stall the sale of your home?

 

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Hardwood Floor, Unglamorous Projects and Millenials

Oh summer. How I long to see your face, but lately it feels like we’re getting a sneak preview. With schools almost out and the potential of that commute getting a bit lighter gives me cause to celebrate. But before I break out in song, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

When selling your home, hardwood floors beat carpet every time.

Where are home prices growing at the fastest rate in the world?

You and 100 of your friends could all pitch in and still not afford the penthouse in the Woolworth Building in Manhattan.

AOL Real Estate has a list of the worst home decorating mistakes you just might be making.

Are millenials getting squeezed out of buying a home?

Sometimes the unglamorous home projects are the ones that make the most sense and can do the most damage if you put them off.

Can owning 22 rental properties give you more for retirement than $1 million in a 401k?

These are some amazing garages that have been converted into rooms. Check out the before & after pics.

And finally, in pop culture related stories about home, there’s apparently a new animated film called “Home” coming this fall. Here’s the trailer.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Y-Cube, Mistakes and Concrete Houses

Graduation season is here. Caps and gowns. Degrees and diplomas. Checks and more checks. Soon we will flock to backyards and homes across the country to celebrate the season of graduating from high school and college. As you sit there reflecting on your own glory days, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

Our friends at Coldwell Banker Previews International take you inside some amazing mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.

Marketplace.org asks, where have all the first time home buyers gone?

A lot of people in India think the next 30 days are the best time to buy real estate.

What is Y-Cube Housing?

Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when buying a home.

A home in Philadelphia had an elaborate funeral now that the home has become abandoned.

Would you live in a concrete house if it meant your energy bill was $0?

Can access to affordable housing curb corruption in Nigeria?

And finally, I’m all in if the rumor is true that Apple is prepping a smart home platform for its upcoming developer conference.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Shark Tank, Bounce Back and Valley of the Moon

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and suddenly you realize you need to actually mow that lawn of yours. Graduations, weddings and summer vacations are right around the corner, but before we get carried away on the wings of impending summer here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

What are some best practices when attending an open house?

Would you be interested in a $75 million, 32,000 sq ft home…in Russia?

U.S. housing starts bounced back in April.

Forbes details why another housing bubble isn’t happening.

Realty Times says the first two weeks are critical to marketing your home for sale.

Here’s a look at how to add real estate to IRAs.

The Wall Street Journal thinks that little fixes to your home can help boost the sale of it.

Can ABC’s Shark Tank teach us something about real estate?

Where can the middle class afford to buy real estate these days?

And finally, the “Valley of the Moon” ranch is insanely awesome if you don’t mind living in the middle of nowhere.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring $100 Million, Mr. Bauer and Cash Buyers

Welcome to May where your homes suddenly get a little brighter and you have the internal debate whether it’s too early to turn on the air conditioning. With baseball in full swing, college graduations coming up and wedding season on its way, let’s get to your weekly dose of real estate headlines before you realize just how much money you’ll be spending this month.

Here’s a stat that may surprise you: 30% of the the real estate market are cash buyers.

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to create 200,000 affordable housing units by 2024.

Business Insider has the 11 most expensive US homes ever sold.

Jack is back on 24 and we’ve built the perfect home for Mr. Bauer.

Fixed mortgage rate vs. variable? Which is the right move?

We’re seeing an increase in +$100 million homes for sale.

America’s underwater homeowners are now becoming afloat once again.

The age old debate of rent vs. buy. Economists explain why owning a home still beats renting.

And finally here are 5 signs it’s time to find a new real estate agent.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Psychics, China, Celebrity Closets and More

April showers bring May flowers. And what do May flowers bring? Well pilgrims of course. And there you have a full serving of juvenile humor for the week and before I descend further into the depths of my elementary school joke book, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

China is planning to build 7 million new public homes to cool the recent real estate rise.

Not sure what I would do if there was a psychic at an open house. But a harpist? That’d be pretty swanky.

What’s another sign of a housing rebound? Dumpster demand is on the rise.

Is housing ringing the stock market’s bell again?

Star of Juno, Ellen Page, is selling her studio city home.

I think I’m in love with all of these super cool home office.

What will $1 million buy you in housing markets around the globe? Slate Magazine take a look.

Does staging really raise a home’s price?

Guess where real estate prices are up 40%? Hint: it’s a place with castles, beaches and home to the TV show Royal Pains.

Home staging on a budget? Here are 10 simple tips to help you get your home ready to sell.

And finally, these celebrities have some ridiculous closets.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Jimmy Fallon, Bikinis and Queen Latifah

As you can tell we have a new design on the Coldwell Banker blog. Pretty nice if you ask me. But I know you didn’t. You’re too busy not reading this well thought out intro because you like to jump down to the links and see the headlines. I get it. But for those who may not realize I do like to end my intro every week with here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

In England some are offering cheap rents in exchange for building community spirit.

Bloomberg reports that US home prices rose 6.9% in February.

Could 20% of the real estate markets be more expensive than ever before within a year?

Alex Rodriguez may not be taking swings for the Yankees this year, but he’s still busy as he sold his Miami Beach condo for $2.6 million.

Are BMWs and bikinis boosting China’s real estate market?

Here are 11 keys to a successful property purchase overseas.

What’s the best strategy for new real estate investors?

Take a look inside Queen Latifah’s home in New Jersey.

And finally, yes I’d love a tour of Jimmy Fallon’s getaway in the Hamptons.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Sofia Vergara, Parking Spaces and Most Expensive Garage

Easter is almost here and would you believe I actually had my grass cut this weekend. Yes, spring has arrived and with it many a baseball game and kids anxiously awaiting the end of school. Before you realize the amount of wedding and graduation checks you will soon be writing, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

BiggerPockets.com thinks we can learn a few things from real estate in Argentina.

USA Today has a list of 10 countries racing to buy American homes.

Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara, picked up a little $10.6 million pad in Beverly Hills.

What do you know about the mortgage debt forgiveness tax break?

This is amazing. Some design students made livable homes no bigger than a parking space.

How do you make your home for sale stand out? Here are 6 tips from some real estate experts.

Here’s a question every home owner asks themselves: When should you begin to aggressively pay down your mortgage?

Urban real estate is booming, but the ‘burbs are still where most people live.

Are you renting a place? This mistake might cost you $5,000.

And finally, a garage (yes, a garage) in Britain just sold for £550,000.

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