31 July 2017

66 Otay Avenue, San Mateo, CA

$848,888, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 950 Sq. Ft., MLS #: ML81672206 Great fixer-upper opportunity in sought after San Mateo Village !! Nice sized lot, good sized rooms, vaulted ceilings in the main living area, plus sunny side patio off kitchen. Stellar location, walk or ride your bike to Caltrains , minutes from premier shopping at […]

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31 July 2017

Texas Gem Is ‘One of the Best’ Spanish Colonial Revival Homes Outside of California

realtor.com Stroll by this Spanish Colonial Revival home on the market for $114,900, and you’d be excused for thinking you’d been transported to the Golden State. The terra-cotta roof, arched windows, and decorative tiles are textbook examples of a Spanish-style home most commonly found in California. But this 1,636-square-foot charmer brings a little bit of La La […]

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31 July 2017

‘Flip or Flop Atlanta’: How to Flip a Fixer-Upper

HGTV  Ken and Anita Corsini of “Flip or Flop Atlanta” might not be as famous (yet) as their tabloid-fodder predecessors Tarek and Christina El Moussa, but we wouldn’t put it past them—particularly after watching the second episode of this HGTV spinoff in which they take a ridiculously huge risk that makes us wonder if their house-flipping heads are screwed on straight. In the episode “Big Build […]

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31 July 2017

Inside Beyonce and JAY Z’s Struggle to Buy a Home: What’s Taking So Long?

Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage Beyoncé and JAY Z might soon be homeowners—that is, if the latest rumors are true. According to anonymous real estate sources in the Los Angeles Times, the couple have put forward a bid to buy a mansion in Bel Air, CA, for $90 million. While nothing’s official quite yet, the Times goes on to say that the […]

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31 July 2017

Indianapolis Home Transformed by ‘Good Bones’ Team Is Now on the Market

HGTV; realtor.com Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak, the mother-daughter team on HGTV’s popular renovation series “Good Bones,” are a couple of daring home rehabbers. They take on crumbling shacks—buying them for a pittance—and transform these potential tear-downs into affordable dream homes. One of the show’s highlights featured the duo buying a wreck from the city of Indianapolis for $4,000, spending $187,000 […]

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31 July 2017

Who will lead the CFPB if Director Cordray leaves the top spot?

Industry rumors are near a boiling point on whether or not Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will leave the bureau to run for Ohio governor. But as people are hyper focused on whether or not Cordray will resign, they’re missing an even bigger question that impacts the future of mortgage finance: Who will […]

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31 July 2017

CFPB issues warning: Don’t trick consumers into using costly pay-by-phone option

Attention financial services companies: If you offer a pay-by-phone option and steer customers to said option unnecessarily, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may come knocking. The CFPB said Monday that it is issuing a warning to all companies under its supervision because the agency is concerned about companies “tricking” consumers into using expensive pay-by-phone options. […]

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31 July 2017

9 Ingenious Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

tomap49/iStock With the average bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn’t blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx and marble or installing a gold-plated claw-foot tub. Luckily for all of us, it’s easier than ever to fake the fancy for a fraction of the cost of a complete […]

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31 July 2017

O.J. Simpson’s Children Went on a Real Estate Spending Spree

Steve Marcus – Pool/Getty Images O.J. Simpson’s children have gone on a real-estate spending spree over the past two years—and the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman want to know where they got all the dough. Sydney Simpson, 31, and her brother Justin, 28, have built a mini-real estate empire in […]

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31 July 2017

Here are the top 7 metros with highest home price increases

Home prices increased in every state and in all top 40 largest metros in the U.S., hitting yet another new peak in May. And while many states and cities hit all new peaks, most of the growth is coming from outside the nation’s largest cities. Source: Housing Wire News

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31 July 2017

What Is a Storybook House? A Home Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

Houzz What is a storybook house? It’s a quaint style of architecture known for its cottage-inspired sloping roof, turret, and other fanciful features. Also called fairy-tale homes, they essentially look like a family of elves or maybe Snow White herself would answer the door if you knocked. Although these houses evoke visions of the European countryside, this […]

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31 July 2017

Pending home sales reverse 3-month downward trend

Pending home sales reversed course in June with an increase after months of reported declines. In fact, the report even upwardly adjusted May’s sales to reflect a slight increase. Despite the increasing sales, homebuyers continue to struggle with record-low levels of housing inventory. Source: Housing Wire News

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