17 November 2017

Your City Will Never Be as High-Tech as San Jose, So Aim to Be the Next Philadelphia Instead

SeanPavonePhoto/iStock As the 238 bids to become to be home to Amazon.com’s next headquarters show, cities love the high-paying jobs and supercharged economic growth promised by big tech companies. But having an economy oriented toward tech jobs may be more complicated than that. Yes, the more computerized a workforce is, the better the wages it can command. […]

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17 November 2017

So You’d Like to Buy a New, Single-Family Home? You May Be in Luck

Empato/iStock Those frustrated by the lack of single-family houses on the market may soon get a little relief: Builders are planning to put up more new homes in the coming months. Finally.  Builders secured 5.9% more permits, a strong indicator of the number of new homes to come, in October than in September, according to the […]

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17 November 2017

Pressing Reset on the Sale of Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home in Washington

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Before Kurt Cobain—lead vocalist for the grunge-rock band Nirvana—hit his stride in Seattle in the early ’90s, he was just a boy growing up in Aberdeen, WA. But when the childhood home of the late musician hit the market in 2015, with a $500,000 listing price, which later dropped to $329,000, nobody bit on the piece […]

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17 November 2017

Kellogg Mansion Crunches Competition to Finish as This Week’s Most Popular Home

realtor.com Decked out in over-the-top decor, a Mediterranean Revival–style estate in Florida made this week’s biggest splash on realtor.com®. It’s no surprise, because this party pad from the roaring ’20s comes with everything except the Champagne and flapper dresses. Known as the Kellogg Mansion, it’s full of exquisite details, including hand-painted murals, hand-carved wood coffered ceilings, stained-glass […]

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16 November 2017

Cedar-Clad Modern Marvel Sitting Pretty in the Unlikely Locale of Indiana

realtor.com Indiana isn’t the first place that pops into one’s mind when thinking of modern home design. However, we ask you to put the state’s reputation aside and behold this minimalist gem in Michigan City, IN, on the market for $859,000. Designed by Chicago-based architect Brad Lynch of Brininstool + Lynch, the low-slung building surrounded by nature is a […]

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16 November 2017

$72.5M Palm Beach Mansion Reappears as This Week’s Most Expensive Home

realtor.com A glittering custom estate in Palm Beach, FL, once offered for $99 million has been reduced to $72.5 million, which still makes it the most expensive new listing this week on realtor.com®. Built in 2012 for the current owners, this palatial property has the “finest construction in an estate with highest quality finishes,” the listing notes. Linda Gary has the […]

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16 November 2017

Presidential Pedigree: Buy the Martha’s Vineyard Home Where the Obamas Summered

realtor.com If you’re up for summering like a president in 2018, check out this Martha’s Vineyard compound in Chilmark, MA. It’s where the Obama family vacationed in 2013, and it’s now on the market for $17.75 million. Thomas Wallace holds the listing. While the price tag is hefty, it’s actually come down by a few million since the property first went […]

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16 November 2017

Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors

AMY MIKLER FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL When Liz Willis was a freshman at Texas A&M and her older sister Kim Coates was in her first year of medical school, they lived together in a place near College Station, Texas. It lasted one semester. “She didn’t like my pizza boxes,” says Ms. Willis. “She stole all […]

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16 November 2017

Eva Longoria Lists Secluded Compound in Hollywood Hills for $14M

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Actress and producer Eva Longoria has put her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $14 million. The star purchased the place from none other than Tom Cruise for $11.4 million in 2015. At the time, she had just become engaged to José “Pepe” Bastón, now her husband. She told Us magazine that when she saw the […]

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15 November 2017

Rosie O’Donnell Lists Her 5-Home Compound in New York for $11M

realtor.com; Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images It looks like we’ve got “the View” of Rosie O’Donnell’s real estate deals. The actress and former talk-show co-host has put her huge Hudson River compound in Nyack, NY, on the market for $10.79 million, according to the New York Post. The five adjoining homes can be purchased separately or […]

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15 November 2017

Former NBA Coach Don Nelson Lists Stunning Hawaii Home for $15M

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic The winningest coach in NBA history is selling a winning property in Hanalei, HI, for $15 million. Sitting on a 5-acre parcel on Kauai’s coveted and quiet northern shore is the 2,738-square-foot bungalow with two beds and 2.5. Built in 1998, this home is now on the market for the first time. Located on Haena Point, the property is “an […]

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15 November 2017

Is It OK to Real Estate-Stalk Your Friends and Family? A Hot Trend Explained

SIphotography/iStock Ever wonder how much some people paid for a house, but were too shy to ask them outright? Then it might be tempting to delve into real estate stalking—the simple and fun practice where you type in their address on a site such as realtor.com® and find out how much their place is worth. Relax! According to a recent poll of over […]

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