31 October 2017

Sad but True: Ex-Metallica Guitarist Jason Newsted Selling Montana Ranch

Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images After two decades grooving on bass guitar with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne, rocker Jason Newsted is dabbling further in a painting career—one reason why he’s unloading a 545-acre nature retreat in Sula, MT. The $4.95 million property includes a custom timber-frame home Newsted built in 2006. It is located near the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and Lost […]

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31 October 2017

Stearns Lending appoints new leadership amid expansion

As the lender seeks to grow its presence across the U.S., Stearns Lending appointed three new vice presidents across various national regions. The company gives the background of each of its new leadership members, and a look inside their new responsibilities. Source: Housing Wire News

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31 October 2017

How to Invest in Real Estate If You Have Bad Credit

MicroStockHub/iStock It seems like every time you turn on the television, there’s a new home improvement show dedicated to flipping houses and making bank—a popular way to invest in real estate. Investing in real estate and turning it for a profit might be tempting. But if your credit score is below 601—the number the credit bureaus mark […]

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31 October 2017

6 Cat House Designs That Prove Just How Purr-fect They Can Actually Be

Cat houses and play structures may be great for the felines in your life, but in terms of home decor, they often leave a whole lot to be desired. So if you’re embarrassed by the sight of that jute-wrapped pole or rug-covered cat tree in your living room, you will be delighted to know that cat houses have come […]

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31 October 2017

Moving From the City to the Suburbs? Ask These 8 Questions First

RiverNorthPhotography/iStock Sometimes the breaking point comes when you’ve circled the block for hours looking for a parking spot. Or when your baby is woken up yet again by the constant wail of sirens invading your street. Or when you start thinking of your nearby urban park as your “country space.” That’s it, you say—we’re outta here. A move to […]

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31 October 2017

Own Shepherd’s Mill, Home of the World’s Oldest Overshot Water Wheel

realtor.com Humans have always been drawn to water, whether for fertilizing crops, journeying the seas, or simply watching it flow by. If you’re hep to H20, we’ve found a place where you can get in touch with the intimate rhythms of a river. This historic home in Shepherdstown, WV, has floated onto the market for $795,000 and includes a single bedroom and […]

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31 October 2017

Industry advice: Homebuyer education benefits lenders, homeowners, and the industry

[Expert commentary] When borrowers who seemed promising don’t qualify, what can lenders do? Many are using homebuyer education to give these borrowers a positive path forward. Homebuyer education can help borrowers improve their credit score and understand the long-term commitments of homeownership. It’s up to all of us professionals to spread the word about this. […]

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31 October 2017

How to Handle a Low House Appraisal and Not Lose Your Dream Home

Kenishirotie/iStock It’s disheartening when a house appraisal comes back lower than the purchase price you and the seller agreed on. Your loan will cover only the appraised value of the home, so having to cover tens of thousands of dollars more than you anticipated could throw a serious wrench in the plan. Here’s what to do if the home […]

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31 October 2017

Manafort Indictment Exposes Luxe Real Estate Purchases

Google Maps Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, was indicted Monday on charges that he laundered millions of dollars from his work for a pro-Russia party in Ukraine through luxury real estate. Investigators have identified at least four high-end properties belonging to Mr. Manafort subject to forfeiture if he’s found guilty, […]

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31 October 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers Star Kyle Korver Lists Atlanta Home for $2M

Joe Robbins/Getty Images Former Atlanta Hawks player Kyle Korver is soaring away from his Atlanta home. The NBA All-Star was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this year, and in July he recommitted to take another run at the NBA title with LeBron James‘ squad. His move north has prompted Korver and his wife, Juliet Korver, […]

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31 October 2017

7 Home Improvement Tools That Are Far More Deadly Than You Think

takenobu/iStock As the classic horror flick “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” made all too clear, home improvement tools can be helpful (cutting down trees) or very, very harmful (cutting down humans). But even if you aren’t wielding a chain saw as you dabble in a few upgrades around the house, that doesn’t mean you’ll get through unscathed. The reason: […]

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31 October 2017

Scary Town, USA: 8 Homes in Spooky Places Worth Screaming About

Fox; realtor.com We love a good ghost story, especially when a tantalizing tale emerges from real-life real estate. Sooo spooky! But instead of investigating yet another home where things go bump in the night, we wanted to survey some scary-nice homes in cities and towns with chilling names, or frightening reputations. Some of these towns do indeed come with creepy pasts—witch trials! […]

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