Real Estate Headlines Featuring Lena Dunham, Zombie Properties and More

It’s the last week of February. March is about to make its debut in 2014 and the hope of warmer weather is sneaking into our minds. Before you start wondering what your New Year’s resolutions were, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

This is Money has 6 tips for home buyers as the property market heats up in the UK.

While The Walking Dead reigns supreme on TV, zombie properties are not so great.

What is the greatest coming home scene in movie history? (my vote is for Apollo 13)

Is student debt preventing a speedy housing recovery?

Now this is timely and useful: tax breaks that every homeowner should know about.

January housing numbers just came out. Here’s the low down on what you need to know.

Bloomberg thinks home shoppers should have an easier time this spring.

Double-height living rooms are some of the biggest real estate “wants” according to BrickUnderground.com.

What are the worst things you can do before buying a home?

And finally, star of HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham, former Tribeca pad is for sale.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Lincoln, Rutherford B. Hayes and More

Happy President’s Day to you all and perhaps your day even involves relaxing at home. What used to be a celebration of two separate birthdays has been consolidated to one generic holiday. Before you start wondering where the other vacation day went, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines – President’s Day edition.

Did you know there are 264 homes on coldwellbanker.com with “presidential” used in the description?

We even have a home for sale that references Rutherford B. Hayes.

Of all the US Presidents, Thomas Jefferson had the most interesting collection of homes.

What’s the most popular post on the blog over the last two years? The Homes of Abraham Lincoln.

While not a president, Benjamin Franklin’s historic home was actually the first American embassy.

What presidential place of rest is referred to as the “people’s house?”

President Ford had a pretty nice ski retreat.

Which president owned a home called Lindewald? (Hint: He had great hair)

President Obama has a “winter White House” in Hawaii that is just insanely gorgeous.

And finally, looks like you can rent the home of the best fictional president portrayed on film, Michael Douglas (a.k.a. Andrew Shephard from An American President) who has a place in Bermuda that goes for $28,000 a month.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Shaun White, Sochi, Lindsay Vonn and More

The winter Olympics are now taking over our TVs, magazines and pretty much every news outlet. While slopestyle snowboarding has me enamored with how people do such things going 90 mph down a hill on skis, here is an Olympic-sized portion of your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

By now you’ve heard about the horrendous hotel accommodations for the Olympic media in Sochi, but what about real estate prices there?

While Lindsay Vonn won’t win a gold medal due to her injuries, she’s still loving life in this lux place in Vail.

Soon to go IPO camera brand, GoPro, evidently built Olympic and X Games superstar, Shaun White, his very own private home away from home – a snowboarding halfpipe in Australia.

A family in Minnesota has built their very own luge track in their backyard for the kids in their neighborhood. I’m sure it’s perfectly safe…

Forget square footage. Luxury buyers are focused on amenities.

What city boasts the most U.S. Olympians? No big surprise it’s Park City, Utah.

The 2 biggest mistakes made in calculating rental property returns are…

What’s the most expensive ski property on coldwellbanker.com? How about this unbelievable $29.9 million property in Aspen, CO?

 

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Captain America, Scarlett Johansson and More

The Super Bowl frenzy is behind us and now February is in full swing. Before you know it, spring will be here…at least we hope so. But before dreams of sunshine and budding flowers overcome your mind, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines.

Captain America (a.k.a. Chris Evans) sold his mansion in the Hollywood hills.

What’s the latest in dream additions to homes? How about a solarium?

Did a recent real estate purchase hint at a potential move to Los Angeles for an NFL team?

Here’s an interesting question: Where will young people live when they’re old and gray?

Here are tips on overcoming the 5 most common problems when painting inside your home.

Should you rent or own an apartment in NYC?

Fox Business has 5 questions to ask your real estate agent.

Seattle beats Denver! (in housing and energy).

Are you interested in a line of eco-friendly furniture?

And finally, SodaStream spokesperson and Avenger, Scarlett Johansson drops $2.2 million on a beach house in the Hamptons.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Dexter, Midnight Red, Fredo and More

The Grammys were last night and the Super Bowl is less than a week away. Before you know it you’ll be realizing you don’t have a Valentine’s Day gift, but before you start questioning where the first month of 2014 has gone here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

This might be the most useful article for homeowners who don’t live in Florida, Arizona or California: how to make walkways safe in icy conditions.

The Wall Street Journal has named their “house of the year” and it just happens to be the place where Fredo died in  The Godfather, Part II.

This will blow your mind. Home owners in a typical zip code spend $1.9 million to remodel their homes.

Business Insider has 14 real estate terms that everyone should understand.

Home sales in 2013 were at the strongest level in 7 years.

Let’s see. You could buy an iPad air, a GoPro Camera, or 4 homes in Detroit.

Dexter didn’t make a killing on the sale of his home but star Michael C. Hall still got $2 million for his Hollywood Hills pad.

Have you seen how U.S. boy band Midnight Red reacted to winning the first ever Coldwell Banker #HomeRocks award? Two words: bubble wrap.

A family of four is living in a 168 sq. ft. home. The address? 2 Close For Comfort Street.

And finally, this home on an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine is an amazing green getaway.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Investing, Robert Pattinson, MLK and More

It’s still early in 2014, but things are starting to heat up. The Super Bowl matchup is set. The Grammys are coming this week. Then the Super Bowl makes its first cold weather appearance in decades. Before you know it, spring selling season will be here, but before the week gets the best of you here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Could passive real estate investing be the most reliable investment this year?

Dubai real estate deals topped $64 billion in 2013.

Can rising tides really impact real estate values?

Twilight star, Robert Pattinson, sells his Spanish-style LA home that he once shared with Kristen Stewart.

Interesting story on how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had an impact on housing.

Are young Americans on a home ownership strike?

This upside-down house in Russia is insane.

AOL Real Estate has a slideshow of some pretty incredible glass houses. Owners are encouraged not to throw stones.

Annie Leibovitz has sold her NYC compound for $28.5 million.

And finally, there are only a few days left to vote in the fist ever #HomeRocks award for the best song about home in 2013. Drake fans are falling down on the job.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Seth Myers, 3D Printers and Renter Tips

Welcome to the middle of January where colder temps, NFL playoffs and college hoops find their foothold. Before you know it you’ll be making plans for Valentine’s Day, but before you do here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Eminent Domain looks to be a major real estate story in 2014.

Can you seriously build a house in 24 hours with a 3D printer?

This is easily the most unique waterfront home I’ve come across.

So why do Moscow millionaires want English-style country homes?

Are “skinny homes” going to be the new trend in Canadian housing?

Yahoo has a list of the 24 tiniest homes on earth.

MoneySmart.org has some tips on how to save money on home renovations.

ApartmentTherapy.com shares 10 good tips for renters to feel at home.

And finally, SNL alum and soon to be Late Night host, Seth Myers, just dropped $3.5 million on…wait for it…a 995 sq. ft. condo in the West Village.

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Real Estate Headlines Featuring Leonardo, Katy Perry and Bitcoin

Welcome to 2014. Sure I’m a week late in wishing you a “Merry New Year” but I’m happy to see you back with us to start the year off right. Before you get all caught up in how you’ve already broken your new year’s resolution, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Leonardo DiCaprio might be the Wolf of Wall Street, but he’s also made a Titanic sale for his home in Malibu.

Would you use Bitcoin to buy a multi-million dollar home? Only in Vegas…

Which state has the highest property taxes? My home state of New Jersey, but surprisingly Hawaii is one of the lowest.

Yahoo shares 5 ways to make a mortgage move faster.

Katy Perry can roar about how this “California Gurl” can set off fireworks because she fulfilled her teenage dream of selling her home for $5.65 million. (see what I did there? ok, just making sure.)

File this under things that don’t surprise me: The Manhattan real estate and rental market is hot.

I definitely want – no scratch that – I need one of these home spas at my house.

And finally, don’t you want a dome for your home? Here’s a DIY guide to turn your home into The Shire.

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Real Estate Headlines for the Last Days of 2013

Oh 2013. Where did you go so quickly? Take this time to reflect on all that happened. But before you settle in on a new year’s resolution for 2014, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to close out the year.

New home sales have posted solid numbers to close out the year.

What was the biggest real estate story of 2013? How about homeowners gaining $2.2 trillion in equity?

Who wants to live in a haunted house? Turns out quite a few people don’t mind.

Turns out 2013 was a huge year for real estate records according to Business Insider.

These are some truly incredible kids spaces.

A new study claims that staging your home properly doesn’t influence selling price.

What was our most popular blog post of 2013? Would you believe it had to do with April Fool’s Day?

Everyone is predicting the real estate market in 2014, but how about the real estate market in 2030?

US News has a list of the 10 most competitive rental markets. No surprise that New York City is #1, but #2 is actually Portland.

And finally, this home looks like it is straight out of a video game.

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Real Estate Headlines with Some Christmas Cheer

Twas’ the week of Christmas and all through our house. Creatures are still stirring as work is about. The stockings are hung by the artificial fireplace with care in the hopes that something tasty and chocolate will be stuffed in there. While we all wish we were still nestled in bed, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to run through your head.

This story deserves coal in its stocking: Expect Higher Mortgage Rates in 2014.

Santa Claus came early for Rob Lowe as he found a buyer for his luxurious $42 million home in Montecito, CA.

Got mega millions like Ebenezer Scrooge? This article recommends buying real estate and not stocks, bonds or gold.

There are no turtle doves or lords a leaping in this list, but Home Buyer Nation has 32 mortgage experts reveal tips for first time buyers.

You may not believe it, but more people will be saying I’ll Be Home for Christmas in Namibia. Yes, Namibia. It’s probably the hottest real estate market you’ve never heard of.

Keep that Yule log burning all Christmas long with these 10 steps to keep home fires burning safely.

Here’s a story on how some investors who jumped on the “Rental Revolution” are having a happy holiday this year.

Have you seen our resident elf sharing his last minute home Christmas tips? #TooCute.

And finally, the Grinch-esque movie this Christmas season is “Wolf of Wall Street” and the penthouse featured in the film is on the market for just under $7 million.

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