14 September 2017

Despite $10M Price Cut, $55M Manhattan Apartment Is Most Expensive New Listing

realtor.com If at first you don’t sell at $65 million, try a $10 million price cut and list again. This week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com® is a full-floor, 13-room apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s priced at $55 million, after a $10 million reduction by the homeowner, socialite Shafi Roepers. The stunning apartment was initially listed two […]

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14 September 2017

Adam Kennedy, World Series Champ Turned Real Estate Agent, on Hitting Financial Home Runs

Doug Benc/Getty Images Over a peripatetic 14-year career in Major League Baseball, Adam Kennedy saw to really appreciate the value in settling down—and investing smartly in real estate. The Southern California native bought his first condo, in Newport Beach, after his first full season in the big leagues with the then-Anaheim Angels in 2000. Kennedy kept […]

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14 September 2017

Aloha! We’re in Love With the Luxe Lanai in This Santa Monica Home

realtor.com We admit this lanai caught our eye. Built in 1953, this home in Santa Monica, CA, comes with an all-season, glassed-in room. While we’re in love with the priceless lanai, the whole home is now on the market for $3.6 million. For those unfamiliar with the art of Hawaiian-style relaxation, a lanai is the Hawaiian word for a covered […]

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14 September 2017

It’s a Jungle in There! Why Houseplants Are Taking Over Our Homes

imnoom/iStock Plenty of (older) folks like to slam millennials as being lazy and narcissistic, but a new trend suggests that they actually do care about something more than themselves. A new green revolution has begun in which homeowners and renters—and millennials in particular—are embracing houseplants like cuh-razy. As proof, one need look no further than Instagram, where hashtags […]

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14 September 2017

Thrown for a (Toe) Loop in Divorce, Michelle Kwan Skates Away From RI Mansion

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Women’s Sports Foundation Champion figure skater Michelle Kwan has listed her Newport, RI, home for $4.4 million. Kimberly Fleming of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent. The Olympian and her husband, Clay Pell, purchased the mansion in 2014 for $1.5 million and then embarked on a major renovation. The remodeled home is […]

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13 September 2017

‘A Piece of Art’: Roll the Dice on an Amazing Architectural Retreat in Vegas

YouTube/presentingvegas.com Sometimes a house is just a house. But there are occasions in which a house is a lifestyle. That’s the case with the house known as CAVU in Las Vegas—and you could have this lifestyle for $9.9 million. The five-bedroom, eight-bath, resort-style home is a collaboration between three Las Vegas architects, who filled all 12,000 square feet with premium […]

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13 September 2017

Do You Live in a Happy Place … or a Pit of Despair? Find Out Here

AndreyKrav/iStock They say happiness is a state of mind, but it also depends on your state—that is, where you live. And according to a recent study by WalletHub, the happiest state in the U.S. is a shocker: Minnesota. Who would have guessed this chilly hinterland could inspire such euphoria? “There are quite a few surprises on the list, not least […]

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13 September 2017

TLC’s ‘Little Couple’ Stars Put Their Undamaged Houston Home on the Market

Donna Svennevik/Disney-ABC via Getty Images Dr. Jennifer Arnold and her husband, Bill Klein, stars of the popular TLC show “The Little Couple,” are pressing forward with the sale of their colorful luxury home in Houston. Their four-bedroom home just landed on the market for $1,225,000. While an Instagram photo shows there was flooding on the street […]

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13 September 2017

One Beneficiary From Hurricane Harvey: Self-Storage Landlords

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Demand for self-storage space has surged in Houston with thousands of people displaced from their homes after Hurricane Harvey. Storage operators, which typically rent units ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to as large as 10 feet by 25 feet, often report stronger demand following a natural disaster as residents look […]

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13 September 2017

‘Entourage’ Creator Doug Ellin Is Parting Ways With His Beverly Hills Home

Jason Kempin/Getty Images It’s a long way from Queens Boulevard. “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin is now parting ways with his Beverly Hills, CA, home. The $10 million asking price is nearly twice as much as the $5,930,000 he paid for the place in 2008. Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the listing agent. Brooklyn-born Ellin moved to […]

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12 September 2017

Half Moon Bay Home Owned by Yahoo Co-Founder David Filo Is Listed for $2.1M

DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images David Filo has numerous accomplishments to his credit. He’s the co-founder of former internet giant Yahoo. He’s also a billionaire and philanthropist. Plus, he has a hand in real estate. A home in Half Moon Bay, CA, on the market for $2.1 million is owned by the David Filo Trust, according to property […]

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12 September 2017

The Burglar Did What?! 5 Most Bizarre Home Break-Ins Ever

YiorgosGR/iStock Having your home broken into is a frightening experience. And sometimes, it can end up being frightening and strange. Because while most burglars just want to nab your valuables then skedaddle without being caught, others might display far more mind-boggling behaviors. Whether you need a kick in the pants to go get a home security system or just […]

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