10 November 2017

Alabama’s Most Expensive Home Is a Secluded Golf Retreat for $7M

realtor.com Currently listed for $7 million, a golf course–adjacent estate in Birmingham is Alabama’s most expensive home on the market. This 12,800-square-foot home has just two (huge!) bedrooms, but the true value is in the other rooms of the house, which are full of art and antiques. The homeowners custom-built this estate from the ground up to suit their lifestyle. Nearly […]

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10 November 2017

Selling a House to Millennials? Bring a Camera, and Fake Eyelashes

DAWN ELIZABETH STUDIOS Just as he was about to close a sale, Colorado real-estate broker Marvin Martinez found himself coping with a crisis. A beauty crisis. His client, in her 20s, knew the broker would post a photo on the “Colorado First Time Home Buyer” Facebook page, which now has 85,000 followers. The problem: She needed fake […]

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10 November 2017

Famed East Hampton Estate Linked to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Now Pending Sale

elliman.com; Bettmann/Getty Images The East Hampton estate where the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had spent her childhood summers is under contract and pending sale. The 100-year-old property was recently on the market for nearly $30 million. Known as Lasata, which is said to be Native American for “place of peace,” the property was purchased by Onassis’ grandparents Maude Sergeant Bouvier and […]

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10 November 2017

Bend the Knee! L.A.-Area Castle Stakes Its Claim as This Week’s Most Popular Home

realtor.com The most popular home on realtor.com® this week is more than just a house. “It’s a castle,” says listing agent Marti Jordan. This castle in Los Angeles County wasn’t always quite so royal—it started as a humble ranch house. Not satisfied with the ordinary, the owners restructured the home into its current fortresslike configuration […]

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9 November 2017

Architectural Rarity: Romanesque Revival in Virginia Is Listed for $995K

realtor.com When we look at historic homes, we’re used to seeing Italianate, Greek Revival, and Gothic Revival styles. However, a fortresslike Romanesque Revival home is extremely rare. Dating to medieval Europe, Romanesque design spanned the sixth to 11th centuries, and predates the arrival of Gothic style in the 12th century. Architects in the late 1800s aimed […]

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9 November 2017

$45M Chateau in Beverly Hills Is This Week’s Priciest New Listing

realtor.com It’s likely you’re lacking royal bloodlines. Yet opportunity beckons! As long as your bank account checks out, you can now have your very own chateau in Beverly Hills, CA. Get the family crest ready! All you need is $45 million, and the place is yours. At this princely sum, the chateau reigns as the most expensive new listing on realtor.com® this week. Aaron […]

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9 November 2017

‘The Shield’ Is Leaving Sherman Oaks: Michael Chiklis Selling $5.2M Home

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic To some, actor Michael Chiklis will always be known for his Emmy-winning role as LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama “The Shield.” To others, he’ll forever be remembered as Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama “The Commish.” However, one thing he won’t be known for much longer is being a resident of Sherman Oaks, CA. He’s putting his Hamptons-style […]

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9 November 2017

Mortgage Rates Slide to 4-Week Low as Tax Overhaul Stumbles

benkrut/iStock Rates for home loans slid as the promise of sweeping tax reform increasingly came into question. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.90% during the November 9 week, down from 3.94%, mortgage financier Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.24%, down three basis points. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.22%, […]

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9 November 2017

No Matter Her Reputation, We’re Totally Into Taylor Swift’s Taste in Homes

John Shearer/Getty Images for DIRECTV We can’t shake it off. Pop star Taylor Swift has so many lovely homes! The megastar makes headlines for her bestie squad, her tangled love life, her chart-topping songs, and her real estate. With an estimated $280 million net worth, she has cash to throw at luxury homes and hasn’t been shy about […]

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9 November 2017

Under GOP Tax Plan, Some Would Win in Real Estate—and Others Could Lose Big

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Love it or hate it, the Republicans’ tax plan is going to be yuuge—if it passes. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which Republicans are hoping to pass before Thanksgiving, would overhaul the existing tax code—with major implications for home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters. President Donald Trump has promised that the plan will be […]

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8 November 2017

This $100K a Month Penthouse Takes L.A.’s Rental Market to New Heights

Hunter Kerhar The most expensive rental apartment in Los Angeles has landed on the market at a staggering $100,000 a month. But when you learn about the features and amenities this one-of-a-kind penthouse offers, you might believe the six-figure sum is a royal deal. For starters, the 18,000-square-foot unit takes up the top two floors of the posh LEVEL building in […]

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8 November 2017

Home Run House? Milwaukee Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio Buys Coveted Plot of Malibu Land

Tim Rue/Corbis via Getty Images Toward the tail end of the Major League Baseball season, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio scooped up an oceanfront lot in Malibu, CA, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. In mid-September, he paid $6.6 million for the 0.27-acre parcel. It looks like building a home on the lot will be Attanasio’s next big […]

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