15 November 2017

Tom Petty’s Lake House With a Prime Pedigree Is Up for Sale

Samir Hussein/Getty Images) For decades, entertainers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby made their way to Casa Della Madonna when they needed a luxe lakeside getaway. The storied villa sits on the wooded shores of Lake Sherwood, tucked away in southern Ventura County near Thousand Oaks, CA. The most recent star to own the sumptuous […]

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15 November 2017

Tax Overhaul Plans Make New York Home Buyers Think Twice

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images There are signs home buyers in metropolitan New York are pausing to consider the effects of proposed federal tax law changes, setting the stage for a possible chill in the market, brokers say. The changes, in versions of bills in both the House and the Senate, likely would increase the cost […]

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14 November 2017

Under Armour Co-Founder Kip Fulks Shedding His Pennsylvania Hunting Retreat

realtor.com Ten years ago, Kip Fulks—co-founder of Under Armour—and his wife snapped up a property with over 7,000 acres in central Pennsylvania, to indulge his love for hunting and create a family retreat. Now they want to sell it for $13.5 million. “His kids are getting to an age where they’re getting too busy,” says listing […]

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14 November 2017

Is Your Landlord a Building-Code Violator? New Service Aims to Tell You

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images For most New York residents, it is easier to find out whether the local hamburger joint has a mouse problem than if an apartment they are about to rent has no heat in the winter or a cockroach infestation. Rentlogic, a New York-based startup, aims to create more transparency by […]

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14 November 2017

Former MLB All-Star Ray Durham Lists $4.8M Luxury Log Home in NC

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Former major leaguer Ray Durham is selling his North Carolina estate for $4.8 million. Built in 2006, the rustic oasis includes a whopping 148 acres of land in the town of Stanley. Durham, 45, hasn’t played in the bigs since he retired following the 2008 season. Post-retirement, the second baseman has settled […]

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14 November 2017

Real Steel: 7 Lustron Homes That Have Stood the Test of Time

realtor.com Along with tiny homes, prefab homes have emerged as an ultratrendy option for those looking for an alternative to expensive and oversized housing. But the prefab concept certainly isn’t new. In fact, steel “Lustron” homes, built between 1948-1950, were supposed to be the housing of the future. While only about 2,500 of these low-maintenance homes […]

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13 November 2017

Iconic Grey Gardens in East Hampton Sells, Estate Sale Coming Up

Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Jemal Countess/Getty Images Writer Sally Quinn has found a buyer for Grey Gardens. The iconic East Hampton, NY, home went on the market in February for $20 million. Quinn and Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee bought the home from the Beale family in 1979 for $220,000 and totally renovated the estate. But […]

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13 November 2017

Renting Is Overtaking the Housing Market—Here’s Why

buzbuzzer/iStock Single-family rentals—either detached homes or townhomes—are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market. These rentals outpace both single-family home purchases and apartment-style living, according to the Urban Institute. “Almost all the housing demand in recent years has been filled by rental units,” says Sara Strochak, a research assistant with the Urban Institute. […]

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13 November 2017

‘This American Life’ Radio Host Ira Glass Selling Chelsea Apartment

Mike Pont/FilmMagic That’s New York life: Public radio personality Ira Glass has listed his Chelsea neighborhood apartment, according to the website 6sqft. The one-bedroom condo is on the market for $1.75 million. The unit comes on the market a year after a dispute with the building’s condo board over an alleged rat and bed bug […]

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13 November 2017

10 Years After the Crash, the Boom Times Are Back in Real Estate—but Way Different

As anniversaries go, it’s a nerve-racking but inescapable one: It’s been 10 long years since the widespread real estate crash that precipitated the Great Recession, and all the misery that followed in its wake. So it seems like the perfect time to take a giant step back, peruse and analyze all of the data, and assess what has really happened […]

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10 November 2017

Thanks for Your Service: The Very Best American Cities for Veterans

wingedwolf/iStock On Veterans Day, Americans give a big collective thank-you to the estimated 30 million military veterans for their service to our country. But those who’ve returned from service abroad often face challenges at home, and some places are definitely more hospitable to our nation’s veterans than others. So where are the best places for former military men […]

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10 November 2017

Former Dairy Barn in Massachusetts Transformed Into Modern Mansion

realtor.com A converted dairy barn for sale in rural Massachusetts for $925,000 could have many modern design applications for its next owner. Located in the tiny town of Sterling in the center of the state, the home is ready for someone to take advantage of its many walls. “This is a stunning canvas to display art,” […]

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