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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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Real Estate Headlines with Lego Apartments, Fast Company and Reality TV

Why do weekends in the summer go so quickly? It feels like an iced coffee kind of afternoon as we reach the last full week of July. Dog days of August await us next week, but before the humidity rises even further here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Can landscaping really deter intruders and pests?

Holy House Hunters, Batman! Will reality TV encourage home flippers to get back into the market?

Cash is still king especially in new home sales.

Being in the dog house is no longer a bad thing as more home owners are creating amenities to comfort their canines.

Don’t tell my boys, but “Lego” apartments are all the rage in Australia.

The first female mayor in Paris says her “absolute priority is housing.” Merveilleux d’entendre.

Fast Company has a feature on rooftop solar panels that also act as extra housing.

Oscar the Grouch would be jealous. An environmental activist just made a house out of garbage.

Check out these “homes of the future” from the 50′s and 60′s when plastic was thought to be the building future of the next century.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have agreed that the Dodd-Frank bill killed housing.

And finally, here are 12 signs you love your home a little too much.

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Real Estate Headlines with Real Life Wall-E, Zombie Houses and More

How is July almost over already? Didn’t we just start summer? I’m feeling the need to spend more time in the pool in order to appreciate these days of summer. But before you get your swimmies on, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Good news. Foreclosures down and home sales are up slightly in June.

An apartment made from shipping containers is being erected in Washington this week.

What are the top 10 home features for which buyers will sacrifice location?

This New York building shows perfectly how mod design can look incredibly cool in real estate.

How can buyers look for signs that a home hasn’t been well maintained?

Somebody call Rick Grimes. Zombie houses are stalking central Massachusetts.

Can you renovate a kitchen as a renter?

I want a Jibo! It’s a robotic assistant for your home that looks like it came straight out of Wall-E.

And finally, here are some simple and thrifty was to deck out a patio.

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Real Estate Headlines With Wee Houses, American Horror Story and BuzzFeed

All that patriotism from last week has led you to this moment: Monday morning. The 3-day weekend is no more and chances are you even battled some traffic this weekend that may have even been worse than your weekday travels. But as summer temps and sunny days start to become the norm let’s start your week off right with your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Are investors choosing property over stocks and gold?

The Motley Fool looks to answer the question as to why more young people aren’t buying homes?

“Wee houses” are evidently catching on in Scotland as they only take 3 weeks to build. Read it again and you’ll get it. I had to at least twice.

Other than on every episode of CBS’ Blue Bloods, it does appear that the dining room is dying off.

One brave soul can own a home referred to as “the Murder house.” You know which one. It’s the home from the first season of FX’s American Horror Story.

If thought home prices in the US were high, check out Australia.

Here are 18 ways to make selling your home easier.

One home in San Francisco sold for 77% over asking price. Ouch.

Would you be interested in buying Meg Ryan’s former home?

And finally, courtesy of BuzzFeed here are 74 thoughts everyone has when buying their first home.

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Did You Read These 5 Trending Posts in June?

June was a big month for Coldwell Banker. If you didn’t know, we are still continuing with the  roll out of our Home Field Advantage MLB partnership. We also announced our collaboration with BuzzFeed and we’re proud to be the first real estate company to do so. Our blog was also booming with great articles. To recap, here are our Top Five most viewed posts…

Three Reasons Why We Love the World Cup

The World Cup is well on its way and there are a few reasons why we’re excited about the 2014 installment of arguably the greatest sporting event on Earth.

Six Unique Ways to Light Up Your Backyard

Bright ideas to brighten up your backyard fun.

How to Plan a Successful Move with Children

Do you know the four steps to an almost seamless move? 

Three Ways for Home Sellers to Maximize Showings in the Summer

Summer is finally here. Keep these ideas in mind for maximizing your warm-weather selling success…

15 Beautiful Backyard Swimming Pools

The perfect dose of some of the most beautiful and incredible swimming pools from Coldwell Banker listings.

The Blue Matter Blog is updated daily. Be sure to check back regularly for the latest industry news, trends and more!

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