November is more than halfway gone and your thoughts are already consumed with plans for Thanksgiving. Before you know it there’ll be presents to be wrapped, resolutions to be made and vacation time to be taken. That’s a lot to take in on a Monday morning so before you get too carried away here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:
Uh oh. Was a British housing estate shaped like a swastika?
What’s the answer to soaring rent prices in New York? How about RVs?
Newsday shows there are benefits to home buying during the holidays.
Planetizen has 10 trends guiding the real estate market.
Bigger Pockets has 6 ways to make a good impression to make more money on your home.
Have the young consumers been priced out of the housing market?
Here are some pretty nice houses that were inspired by shipping containers.
How would you like a “wall of shelves” in your home?
And finally, here’s an interesting article ranking the salaries needed to buy a home in 25 cities.
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Typically I start these posts with an attempt at humor or a whimsical but timely anecdote. That doesn’t seem appropriate today. It’s Veteran’s Day. Possibly the most overlooked of holidays on the calendar. I heard Mike Greenberg from ESPN Radio this morning say that it’s a day to thank those who have given you everything that you have. So this week’s headlines post is dedicated to them. Thank a veteran today, but thank them tomorrow too. And the day after that. Here are your weekly dose of real estate headlines to honor our nation’s veterans:
If you haven’t seen it, here’s a special message from Coldwell Banker veterans for this special day..
Here’s a great video of an American soldier’s thoughts on home.
With the holidays right around the corner, here’s the meaning behind the song I’ll Be Home for Christmas and how it was inspired by the crew of the Battleship North Carolina.
The story of the military family, the Albrights, is one of my favorite stories of home in recent memory.
Livability has a list of the best places to live for disabled veterans.
You may not have known this but Coldwell Banker has a history with Camp Pendleton.
Welcome home, Staff Sergeant Sandra Lee.
Military.com has a list of the best cities for military families.
And finally, do you know the history behind Veteran’s Day?
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So long October. The holiday season is officially underway as November rolls in with it’s prelude to the winter festivities that will arrive before you know it. While I start to make my list and check it twice, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:
The Motely Fool has 5 questions to ask your real estate broker up front.
Zero Hedge thinks the “Oh Crap” moment for housing is now in the past.
In a recovery housing market, the Minneapolis Star Tribune believes cash is still king.
Realtor.com has 8 questions to help you resolve the rent or buy dilemma.
What are the top 10 towns with turnaround housing markets?
Can you “hack” your housing and get paid to live for free? BiggerPockets.com thinks there’s a way.
Twitter has helped revive a once seedy neighborhood in San Francisco.
And finally, take a look inside a bank turned luxury home.
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Trick or treat. The most popular question that no one ever expects a verbal answer to. Halloween awaits us this week and whether you are a ghost, a ghoul or Grover Cleveland for All Hallows Eve this year you’re going to need your weekly dose of real estate headlines.
Forbes thinks the recent trends in housing signal a bright future.
RISMedia has a good list of common closing costs when closing on a home.
You may want to look at this list of 3 things to know before you rent out your home.
The LA Times doesn’t think there’ll be changes to housing tax breaks any time soon.
One street in London tells the story of an insane housing boom.
AOL Real Estate has some tips on how to make a cross-country move go smoothly.
Owning a set of ancient books and sleeping on a platform bed are just a few of the ways to monster proof your house.
The Huffington Post shares how emotions drive the real estate market.
Reality TV vs. Reality Real Estate. KCM blog breaks down the difference in an interesting infographic.
Have you seen the ultimate zombie proof house?
And finally, check out this amazing remodel of a 600 sq. ft. home from the 1950′s.
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This might be the most wonderful time of year for sports fans. The World Series is upon us. Hockey is back. The NBA is about to start. College football is in conference play. And of course the NFL is in mid-season form. The desire to stay home and enjoy all the wonders that ESPN and the sports world has to offer is tempting, but before we slump back on our couches here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines.
Speaking of sports, the greatest player I’ve ever seen, Michael Jordan, is selling his home in Highland Park, IL.
In Seattle, millenials are looking to buy homes to escape rising rent rates.
RISMedia takes a look at the ripple effect of buying a home.
Would you buy a haunted house? Survey says most people would consider it.
Now that the government shutdown is over, what does it mean for the mortgage market?
What is the biggest real estate want for home in major cities? Light from the sky.
Fallacy of false cause or growing trend? Housing recovery sparks rise in prenups.
Fox Business has a list of the top 10 luxury markets for home flippers.
Apparently some castle ruins are for sale but may need a knight in shining armor to spruce it up.
Talk about an issue of supply and demand, in London there are 12 buyers for every property for sale.
And finally, here is a slideshow of 9 things luxury real estate buyers should ignore…like a pet spa.
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In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and today some of us have the day off because of it. Well, not all of us. But regardless of our vacation days, it’s good to recognize a man that took one of the biggest risks of all time and is credited with discovering the place many of us now call home. But before you head off to a parade in his honor, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines.
Where’s the biggest hot spot for the world’s wealthy property investors? Answer: Dubai.
Speaking of Dubai, imagine you had $250 million. Ok, now imagine using that to buy a four-level penthouse in Dubai.
Housing affordability has hit a four year low.
Here are 5 common mistakes first-time homebuyers make.
This is pretty ridiculous, but here’s a look at some home renovation overachievers…like someone who added pillars to their living room.
FrugalRules.com has some tips for how buyer’s should approach visiting an open house.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, just bought an entire block’s worth of real estate to protect his privacy.
In Orange County, CA they’re seeing the real estate recovery fuel a ton more jobs.
The National Association of REALTORS found that home buyers value environmentally friendly features.
And finally, AOL Real Estate has some incredible homes that were designed by women.
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Oh October. Halloween. The World Series. Columbus Day. My birthday. Candy everywhere you turn. There’s just so much to love about October, but before you start thinking about which Avenger you want to dress up as this year here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
Detroit is prepping for what some are calling the real estate super bowl.
If for some reason you missed it, you have to look at the cutest real estate video ever made which was also the winner of the $25,000 prize in the Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action contest.
Are urban centers the new suburbs of the American Dream?
We’re pretty sure you’ll dig these 6 underground homes. See what I did there…
What are the big cities where home buyers are paying cash? Hint: Places with palm trees.
The childhood home of Eminem which also appears on the cover of his new album is up for auction.
Ever hear of “shadow inventory?” Well, it’s receding and that’s a good thing.
Movoto has valued the fictional Castle Grayskull from the He-Man cartoon series at $2.1 million. To me their math is waaaaaaaaaaay off. That place is priceless.
The next generation of luxury home buyers are actually willing to spend more on real estate than their predecessors.
And finally, two architecture firms are looking to create the first 3D printed home.
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The first day of fall has come. Leaves will soon be falling. Sweaters will be removed from those air tight bags in the back of the closet. The evenings will get darker a little bit quicker. And playoff baseball will soon be upon us. Welcome to the wonderful world of fall, but before you succumb to your urge to carve a pumpkin here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines.
Our post on the home of Walter White from Breaking Bad has gotten a ton of attention this week. If you missed it, click here to give it a read.
Comedy genius Bob Hope has his home up for sale for a cool $27.5 million.
Here are 4 reasons to buy a home in 2013 and not wait until 2014.
Gen Y is the most upbeat about property prices…in Australia.
Think you spent a lot of money this weekend? A Middle East buyer just went on a $40 million Vancouver property spending spree.
Home inspection for sellers? AOL Real Estate shares why it’s worth it.
One history buff lives in a Victorian home and owns a medieval castle that he turned into a winery.
Here are 5 seriously interesting and unusual real estate listings from Canada this year.
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September is just flying by. Back to school feels like it was eons ago. Football is in full swing. Post season baseball is right around the corner. And you’re already thinking about your Halloween plans. Now I feel like I need some pumpkin scones. But before you start dreaming about hot apple cider, here are some real estate headlines to start your week:
If you haven’t already, stop in and check out the first ever Coldwell Banker International Film Festival which is getting great reviews from the likes of MediaPost among others.
Woman are starting to play an important role in Saudi Arabia’s real estate market.
AOL Real Estate has a list of smaller markets with bigger home buying value.
How do you figure out which home loan is right for you? The Washington Post tries to sort things out for you.
The Motley Fool argues that it’s a good thing that it’s harder to get a mortgage.
Could a government bond-buying program cause housing to suffer?
Realtor Mag has a scorecard on where home sellers fared the best this summer.
Have solar panels become the next granite counter top for home builders?
And finally, here’s a great Tumblr to follow. Check out Hobbit Houses to see real life homes that are modeled after Bilbo Baggin’s home in The Shire from The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings series.
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Summer doesn’t officially end for a few weeks, but the Labor Day weekend ushers in the unofficial close of the summer season. Days will soon get shorter as the weather gets a little crisper. This was also the last three-day weekend on the calendar for a while so before you get all depressed here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:
If being environmentally friendly isn’t enough, here are some monetary reasons why you should opt for a green home.
AOL Real Estate has a list of the 9 best places to retire. My birthplace of Arizona tops the list.
Can prefab homes solve a housing crisis? One town in Britain thinks so.
RealtyTrac.com has tips on a cautious approach to buying foreclosures.
Will we really be able to pay our rent in Bitcoin in the future?
Here are 8 easy energy and money saving home improvements.
Forbes poses the question would you rather own a home or $50,000 worth of bonds? Last time I checked you bonds can’t keep you warm at night.
This would qualify as a little interesting: 10 smallest homes on the market.
And finally, how old is the world’s oldest housing project? Try nearly 500 years. Oh yeah and the rent costs you less than one euro…a year.
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