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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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Taylor Swift, Honda, Staircases and More

The Final Four is set. April is waiting for you. The Easter Bunny has those delicious candy-coated Cadbury eggs waiting for me. Oh how I do love those Mini Eggs. Before I spiral downward into binge eating an entire bag of Easter candy, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

What do you do if you have a tax lien on your home?

Here are 9 incredibly awesome staircases in some pretty ridiculous homes.

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s NY apartment has been sold.

TheStreet has 5 housing markets you can afford even on a minimum wage.

Can the fantasy concept of mobile cities that are designed to move with the times become a reality?

Would you live inside a Honda? What if it was a Honda smart home?

Housing Wire has the latest reaction to the Fannie, Freddie reform proposal.

Seattle has its first passive house that claims it can be heated with a hairdryer.

And finally, did Taylor Swift just buy The Hobbit director, Peter Jackson, Tribeca penthouse?

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Buffy, H&M, Brackets and More

So apparently you won’t be winning $1 billion in Warren Buffet’s NCAA Tournament challenge so that dream island you were looking to purchase is no longer an option. Since we’re headed back to reality we might as well start the week with your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Bigger Pockets shares 10 ways to look for investment properties.

You want to know who picked Dayton over Ohio State and Mercer over Duke in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament? The 2014 Coldwell Banker Bracket of Affordability.

96% of counties in the US are showing better real estate market conditions than 4 years ago.

Which real estate markets have seen the largest increase in median home prices?

Does it really pay to have your home keep up with the Joneses?

The government apparently won’t make you put your home on stilts.

Buffy is selling her Bel Air home. And by Buffy I mean, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

An economist tries to predict what’s in store for housing in 2014.

And finally, would you believe H&M has a line of home decor products?

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Pete Sampras, Super Mansion and More

March Madness is officially here and I’ve got brackets on the brain. Spring is in the air and distractions seem to be abundant. While you may not be struggling to concentrate as much as me, let’s get to your weekly dose of real estate headlines before I get distracted…Squirrel!

Yellow is not the color I think of as being conducive to home decor, but Houzz seems to think it’s trendy.

A new survey claims to reveal the pulse of the 2014 spring real estate market.

What are the priciest homes on the market in Los Angeles?

Is real estate investing simply a numbers game?

Ohio tops a list of places where home buying beats renting.

Ah, the age old home owner question: should you sell your home first before shopping for a new one?

Can some home upgrades be a distraction when it’s time to sell?

Tennis legend, Pete Sampras, just bought actor Albert Brook’s former home.

A statue that can help sell your home? Really?

And finally how would you like a 92,650 sq. ft. super mansion…in Oklahoma.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Avicii, Exploding Home Prices and More

What’s the feeling? That sense of excitement and non-stop fun that’s looming in your mind. Oh that’s the joy of March Madness spreading. No? You don’t feel it? Maybe it’s just me since it’s conference tournament week and one week from all the rich, chocolatey bracket madness. But before I delve deeper in the depths of college basketball insanity, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

Where do the most multi-millionaires live? Hint: It’s not Vietnam.

Hey brother, dear boy! Wake me up because I just saw that Swedish DJ, Avicii, just dropped $15.5 million on an incredible pad in the Hollywood Hills. Shame on me. I’m a liar liar thinking I could lay me down in a place like that.

China is guaranteeing no property crisis over the next ten year. No word yet on what make of crystal ball they are using.

Here are 10 remodeling projects that give you the best return on your investment.

This is fantastic. A step-by-step guide on how to read a mortgage rate sheet.

What are the top 10 states with exploding home prices?

Lifehacker breaks down how to buy a home without a down payment. Being filthy rich and paying cash is a good start.

Fox News reports it’s still cheaper to buy than rent…for now.

Should landlords consider making their rentals smart?

Is the homeowner dream still achievable after foreclosure? Star News Online reports it is.

 

And finally, in an odd mix of train wreck celebrity fate, did Khloe Kardashian just buy Justin Bieber’s house?

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Bruce Willis, Madison Hildebrand and More

March is coming in like a lion, and the madness has only just begun. With the Oscars now behind us, the NCAA Tournament ahead of us and spring break thoughts already here, let’s get to your weekly dose of real estate headlines before our minds get taken away.

Confusion appears to be looming amongst those investors looking to rent properties.

CNN Money wants to make sure you’re aware of new mortgage rules in place for 2014.

Is real estate investing on a path to reinvention?

Yahoo! Finance wants you to maximize your down payment to keep housing costs in check.

Bruce Willis isn’t seeing red but chooses not to die hard when pricing his home for sale as he drops the price of his Beverly Hills pad.

Would you want your very own library in your home? I have one. It’s called an iPad.

Coldwell Banker agent and reality star, Madison Hildebrand, talks real estate and tech.

And finally, I had no idea what a retractable-roof pergolas was, but I’m pretty sure now that I need one.

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