30 November 2017

Trump Associate Felix Sater Selling His $2.5M Long Island Manse

CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Called one of the “most colorful characters” in the ongoing Justice Department investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, real estate developer Felix Sater is now selling his home in Sands Point, NY, for just under $2.5 million. The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,600-square-foot home is surrounded by lush foliage, and walls of arborvitaes offer privacy […]

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30 November 2017

HousingWire Woman of Influence Faith Schwartz joins FormFree board

Fintech company FormFree announced this week it elected industry leader and HousingWire Women of Influence winner Faith Schwartz to its board of directors. Schwartz previously played a firsthand role in shaping housing public policy, and continues to make waves in the industry even today. Source: Housing Wire News

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30 November 2017

$55M ‘Timeless Masterpiece’ on Long Island Is This Week’s Priciest Property

realtor.com A sprawling waterfront property sheltered by its own private cove in Lloyd Neck, NY, is this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®. Dubbed “Sassafras,” the $55 million Tudor-style home was built in 1987. The massive 20,000-square-foot estate sits on a 47-acre spread on Long Island’s tony North Shore. The estate includes eight bedrooms, 12 baths, two 5,500-square-foot guesthouses, a teahouse, […]

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30 November 2017

Watch Chip and Joanna Gaines Use Pickles to Fix a Home on ‘Fixer Upper’

Jennifer Boomer / HGTV Chip and Joanna Gaines are pulling out all the stops for the final season of “Fixer Upper,” and nowhere is this more clear than in Episode 2, “Family Seeks Spacious Upgrade.” In it, Chip and Jo must help Bryce and Emily Sandvall find a bigger, better house in the town of Woodway, TX, where they currently live […]

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30 November 2017

Why Are Candles So Freakin’ Expensive? A Must-Read Holiday Rant

Smileus/iStock ‘Tis the season to light a candle, or a dozen—in fact, Candles.org estimates that Americans spend $3.2 billion (yes, billion) a year on these flaming sticks of wax. And to be fair, many candles are dirt-cheap. Yet on the other end of the spectrum, there are candles so pricey, people don’t dare to light them since this amounts to hundreds of dollars […]

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30 November 2017

795 Nash Road, Los Altos, CA

$5,275,000, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 5,255 Sq. Ft., MLS #: ML81685887 Source: Santa Clara County Listings

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30 November 2017

One-of-a-Kind Lake Tahoe Mountain Retreat Marries Nature And High Design

realtor.com Built into a pristine mountainside overlooking crystal-blue Lake Tahoe, the Phoenix House in Carnelian Bay, CA, offers one-of-a-kind harmony with nature. Now on the market for $1,574,000, the home is looking for an owner who will appreciate its signature style. Constructed from reclaimed redwood, this incredible home is just over 3,000 square feet and spans four floors, […]

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30 November 2017

The Kitchen Design Secrets of Top Restaurant Architects

Dorothy Hong for The Wall Street Journal Architects Carol and Paul Bentel have been so busy creating restaurants for marquee chefs and restaurateurs that it took them 20 years to get around to remodeling their own kitchen. “We finally got rid of our 1957 Hobart dishwasher—that thing was still working,” said Ms. Bentel, 60, whose midcentury […]

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30 November 2017

215 Coleridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

$23,495,000, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 4,586 Sq. Ft., MLS #: ML81685906 Source: Santa Clara County Listings

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30 November 2017

Bethenny Frankel’s Slow-Selling Soho Stunner Hits the Rental Market

Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic The Soho apartment Bethenny Frankel moved into after her acrimonious split from Jason Hoppy hit the market in February of this year. But with no bites on the property, the “Real Housewives” cast member has decided to rent out the apartment. The apartment’s list price of $5.25 million had been reduced to $4,995,000 in May. So what does […]

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30 November 2017

How to Remove Scratches From Hardwood Floors (With a Walnut)

blackred/iStock How to remove scratches from hardwood floors? It’s a question that plagues just about all owners of these sought-after floors at some point. Moving furniture, fierce stilettos, dirty soccer cleats, and plenty more can mar this surface, and make your whole house look more than a little worn out and run-down. Still, one of the best things about scratches in […]

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30 November 2017

7 Things Financial Planners Wish You Knew About Buying a Home

iStock; realtor.com Financial planners don’t just help people balance their budgets or plan for retirement; they also help their clients buy homes. After all, a house is very often the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make—so, it makes sense that these professionals would have some strong opinions on just how to go about it. Curious what they want you to know? Read […]

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