Ah the Mid-Summer Classic is upon us. The unofficial halfway point of the baseball season also ushers in what’s usually some of the hottest days of the year and the slowest days in sports. But before you choose to settle in or completely ignore the Major League Baseball All Star Game, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
How hot is the real estate market? Here’s an example of a
30% overbid on a home for sale.
Gen Rent? Try Gen Own. New report from National Association of Realtors shows
younger generations are more likely to buy a home.
Trendy homes on tiny lots is the latest craze to hit the streets of Los Angeles.
Yahoo Finance explains
how to buy a home for $15,000. Excuse me while I go memorize this article…
Foreclosures are at the lowest level in 7 years.
Would you invest $100,000 in renovations for a home…you rent?
TheBillfold has a really interesting first-hand account of
what it’s like to buy a house with your boyfriend in the current real estate market.
How would you like
to own a home that is partially buried…on purpose?
And finally Casa Sugar has some ideas on
how to still use your fireplace as a design focal point even in the summer months.
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As sun, humidity and sweat descend upon most of us during the middle of July I would like to be able to tell you these real estate headlines will keep you cool amidst the summer heat. But I can’t. These headlines are however an essential part of your complete breakfast. Ok, that’s not true either. Nonetheless here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
ABC News reports that
soaring home prices are bringing sellers off the real estate sidelines.
RISMedia wonders if
McMansions are starting to make a comeback.
Yahoo! Finance asks,
what will waiting to buy a home cost you?
Google chairman Eric Schmidt is evidently looking for a mansion in London with the help of a friend of Prince William.
Mario can’t afford the mortgage on Princess Peach’s Castle from Super Mario 64. Movoto.com has it priced at just over $950 million.
Jackpot: the year’s
most expensive real estate deals in Las Vegas.
If you missed it last week we highlighted some historical homes of significance as part of our
Home of the Brave Week including the homes of Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin & Paul Revere.
Ever hear the phrase “
keeping up with the Joneses?” Well this is the home that started that now famous phrase.
And finally, this might be
the most beautifully boxy house you’ll ever come across and is also created to maximize natural heat & energy from the sun.
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Summer officially arrived on June 21, but by now pretty much every child is out of school and every part north of the equator is experiencing warmer weather. Cookouts, baseball and excessive pool time shall commence. But here you are in front of your computer reading a blog post…sigh…me too. For those of us who must work through these days of summer, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
Just when you thought the media was done with the bubble talk,
CNBC insists on trying it again.
The LA Times reports that
banks are starting to lend more freely when it comes to home loans.
oddest housing market in the world? The Financial Times says it’s Cuba.
The Wall Street Journal asks, “
Will your home sale be tax free?”
If you’re home shopping in
Bellingham, WA, you better get up pretty early. The majority of home searches for Beliingham occur between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.
MintLife has a few tips on
how to avoid sellers remorse.
Want to live like Leonardo DiCaprio? Here’s
how to rent his Malibu Beach House.
And finally, a new film called
The Bling Ring is proof positive that the worst kept secret in Hollywood is where celebrities live.
A belated happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. What a weekend for the sports loving dad. You had the NBA Finals, the US Open, Major League Baseball and maybe you even got to go see the new
Superman movie, Man of Steel. Whether you’re a dad or not, let’s start the week off right with your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
What is real estate’s new craze? Well in
Houston it’s million dollar townhomes.
Marketwatch has an interesting slideshow of
the most expensive home styles in America.
Madonna’s NYC apartment is selling for $16 million.
This is how not to rid your home of bed bugs: “
NJ homeowner sets home on fire trying to kill bedbugs.”
Forbes reports that until
mortgage rates hit 10.5% buying a home will still be cheaper than renting.
This might turn out to be a really good real estate investment:
A San Francisco parking spot sells for $82,000.
Think a summer vacation home is out of your reach?
Yahoo! Finance thinks you should reconsider.
Here’s a list of
home repairs to do before you refinance your home.
4Trays.com has the
top 7 trends in home design. “Fantasy fire features” is the most interesting of them all.
Larry Ellison, has evidently created his own “fantasy island” that he can call home.
And finally, Dubai is apparently the home for real estate records as they now lay claim to the title of being
home to the “world’s tallest, twisted tower.”
Let the title of this post be a reminder to give dad a call sometime this coming weekend or buy him something other than a tie. As June quickly rolls by we find ourselves almost halfway through the month, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:
Looks like in London more people are turning to
the “Bank of Mum and Dad” for help with housing.
The site Seeking Alpha warns of
the perils of low mortgage rates.
In some places,
homes are selling in one day…or less.
What is the best day to list your home? MarketWatch thinks it has the answer.
RISMedia reports that
home prices are rising by more than 12%.
This is unique.
Divorced parents design a clever family house so that they both can be near their kids.
Jim Carrey has sold his home in Malibu for $13.4 million.
AOL Real Estate shares
5 things you need to know about open houses.
Senate bills sweetens loans for energy-efficient homes.
you could shop for your next home in 3D.
The halfway point of the year is here. Welcome to June. A month full of weddings, graduations and the start of the summer vacation season. As you start to think about whether or not you should just buy a vacation home instead of renting every year, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:
Can concrete be cozy?
This forest hideaway proves that it can be.
HGTV has a few
tips for those dreaming of buying waterfront property.
How’d you like a 2% interest rate? Me too. Nationwide aims to
help first time home buyers in the UK by offerring a record low rate.
MSN Money declares “
housing is back.”
4 real estate trends to be on the lookout for this summer.
Origami furniture (yes, it’s a real thing) is helping some homes sell faster according to the Wall Street Journal.
Redskins QB RG3 may be recovering from injury but he’s been active in the real estate market as
he just bought a new $2.5 million home.
Here’s a list of
9 things you learn when you sell your home.
have you been playing the greatest real estate board game ever made, Monopoly, the wrong way all these years? An overlooked rule in the game could change how you play the game forever.
Summer time is just about here. Graduation parties, weddings, vacations and bug spray will all be in your near future. As we kiss May goodbye, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
CBS Marketwatch has a list of the
10 best places to buy a vacation home. One of my favorite places at the Jersey Shore, Wildwood, NJ ranks #2 with another NJ town topping the charts at #1.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have put some
finishing touches on their Bel Air dream home.
What are some of the biggest real estate blunders? Homeowners share their stories with the Morning Star.
10 tips to win a bidding war for your dream home.
Alex Rodriguez sold his Miami home for $30 million thanks to Coldwell Banker super agent team, The Jills.
The New York Times thinks a recent Freddie Mac rule change may help some borrowers.
Is this for real? A “wheelhouse”?
A mobile housing unit ‘driven’ by human motion.
And finally, a
house built like a Tetris block? Of course, it’s mean to be stacked. No, we’re serious. It really is.
Posted in alex rodriguez, arod, bidding war, headlines, jennifer aniston, jersey shore, justin theroux, tetrix, vacation home, wheelhouse, wildwood |
While summer doesn’t officially arrive until June, Memorial Day acts as the unofficial kickoff to those summer days. While we are still seven days away from Memorial Day, this is the week that your home starts to transform as you prep for the potential pending BBQ or bringing the outdoor furniture up from the basement. So while you start thinking about all the stuff you have to do this week, let’s ease you into the Memorial Day mood with your weekly dose of real estate headlines:
Tom Cruise is rumored to be selling his Greenwich Village townhouse in NYC.
KCM Blog has a really interesting
infographic showing the economic impact of a home sale across the country.
Mortgage rates look to be trending upward.
Think owning a Frank Lloyd Wright home would be pretty great? The Wall Street Journal shares the
pleasures and pitfalls of owning a home made by a legend.
This is pretty cool:
Use an old bathtub to turn your backyard into a soothing oasis.
About.com has some tips on
how to avoid home buyer’s remorse.
Here’s an interesting study on
how age and personal finance affect your home preference.
Check out a map that show
where home prices have increased since 2009.
And finally, if you missed out on our week’s worth of content dedicated to first time home buyers,
click here to see our entire library of first time home buyer content.
This past weekend was a slew of holidays. You had Star Wars day on May 4th (#maythe4thbewithyou). Then Cinco de Mayo on Sunday. And now it’s Monday. As we embark on the first full week of May, here are some real estate headlines to get you going:
You have to see this
“Spiky” NY mansion built by the founders of Dansk.
Dubai has been ranked
the world’s 2nd hottest real estate market in 2012. Who was #1? Click here to find out.
Looks like Oracle chief,
Larry Ellison, is in the market for a new home in Malibu.
Small Business Trends thinks the
rebounding housing market will really help small businesses.
You gotta see this
“Dome of Visions” in Copenhagen, Denmark which is an exhibit to publicize some revolutionary ideas for sustainable housing.
Want to build a green home on a budget? Sustainable Cities Collective has some tips for you.
Dwell has a great story about a couple who after seeing the home prices in their area ended up building a dream place for themselves on a lot of just a little.
And finally, I think I need this
suspended cocoon tree house. It’s only $19,000.
Posted in cocoon, copenhagen, denmark, dome of visions, dubai, headlines, housing market, larry ellison, real estate, small business, spiky house, tree house |
So long April showers. Hello May flowers. Pretty soon you’ll be inundated with graduation invitations and start feeling the need to plan your summer vacation. But before you can do any of that, be a good boy or girl and read your weekly real estate headlines:
An entire block is for sale near downtown Minneapolis. Oddly enough it’s being listed on Craigslist.
Just so you know,
congress is mulling over changing taxes on residential real estate.
Sunday was American author Harper Lee’s birthday. Here’s a look at possibly the most feared home in American Literature,
The Radley House from . To Kill A Mockingbird
US News & World Report has an
infographic that tries to decode who exactly is the first-time homebuyer in today’s day and age.
Talk about getting in on the real estate market early,
Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on . Modern Family, at the age of 15 just bought a home with her sister
For the minimalists, here are
11 terrifically tiny homes.
So you want to buy a million dollar home?
AOL Real Estate has 5 tips for you.
What should you be looking for
when you want to a buy a fixer-upper?
North America’s tallest wood building is set to break ground in Vancouver. (image above)
Image courtesy of MGA
Posted in Boo Radley, Harper Lee, headlines, home buyer, infographic, minneapolis, modern family, real estate, tallest wood building, taxes, tiny homes |