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22 January 2018

This Well-Manicured $28M Medina Estate Is Washington’s Most Expensive Listing

realtor.com Medina, WA, the small, highly surveilled town that boasts both Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos as residents—is also home to Washington’s most expensive listing: a 5,330-square-foot, six-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom manse located on the edge of Lake Washington. “This is the first time the property has been available in half a century,” says Rebecca Gray, the listing agent […]

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22 January 2018

Window Seats 101: Design Ideas and How to Determine the Best Style for Your House

monkeybusinessimages/iStock Window seats are an interior design win-win: They add both style and functionality to your home. This architectural feature can work in just about any area of the house, from the kitchen to bedrooms. At its most basic, a window seat serves as a cozy reading nook next to a window. “The bright and airy feel of […]

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22 January 2018

LoanLogics adds Bill Neville as president, COO

LoanLogics announced today that industry veteran Bill Neville has joined the company as its president and chief operating officer. Neville will oversee operational controls, technology and software development, and more for the company, In addition to his executive role, Neville will also now serve on LoanLogics’ board of directors. Source: Housing Wire News

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22 January 2018

‘American Chopper’ Biker Dad Slashes Price of Rural Estate

Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic; Fernando Ortega After five years off the air, Discovery Channel is reviving “American Chopper,” featuring a feuding father-son motorcycle-building team and their adventures in Orange County, NY. As the show gears up for its February relaunch, Paul Teutul Sr. (who stars alongside son Paul Teutul Jr.) has just slashed the price of his […]

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22 January 2018

Who are the most influential mortgage and real estate professionals on Twitter?

Late last night, HousingWire’s Twitter account asked the following question: Who are the most influential mortgage and real estate professionals on Twitter? Here’s how the Internet responded. Be advised: The answers may surprise you as much as they surprised us. Source: Housing Wire News

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22 January 2018

Tax Law Erodes Historic-Building Credit, Threatening Some Projects

Dayton Arcade | Cross Street Partners The new U.S. tax law has eroded the value of an incentive that developers have long used to help finance renovations of historic buildings around the country, raising worries about the prospects for future projects. The law, signed by President Donald Trump last month, changed the federal historic tax credit, which […]

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22 January 2018

Rocker John Mellencamp Reportedly Scoops Up Soho Loft for $2.3M

Earl Gibson III/Getty Images John Mellencamp was born in a small town in Indiana, but he’s a big city slicker these days. Further evidence: His reported purchase of a live-work loft in Soho, the Real Deal reported. The rock star plunked down $2.3 million for a two-bedroom, two-bath, full-floor unit on the ground floor of a historic, […]

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22 January 2018

‘I Sold My Brother’s House’: The Perils of Hiring a Real Estate Agent You Know

Westend61/Getty Images Things can get awfully messy when you mix business and family, so you can imagine my hesitation when my older brother asked me to sell his house. At that time, in 2014, I had only been working as a real estate agent for a year. Although I’d helped clients buy homes, my brother’s listing would be […]

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22 January 2018

Top 10 Affordable, Kid-Friendly Suburbs That City Parents Won’t Hate

James Brey/iStock It’s said there’s a season for everything—a time to sow and a time to reap, a time to scoop up bargains at after-holiday sales, and a time to purge that extra crap you didn’t need in the first place. And many new parents inevitably face the most transformative season of all—the one when they decide they have no […]

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22 January 2018

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What a government shutdown means for housing

Well, in case you didn’t hear it over the weekend (and if you didn’t, good for you for being able to fully unplug), the government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Saturday after Republicans and Democrats were unable to come to an agreement to keep the government funded and functioning. Here’s what it means […]

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19 January 2018

Massive $85M SoCal Estate is Unlike Any Mansion on the Market

realtor.com While Hollywood movers and shakers are known for lavish mansions priced in the multi-millions, the veritable village that movie producer and tech titan Thomas Tull recently put on the market for $85 million is beyond compare. Located in the hills of Westlake Village, just northwest of Los Angeles, and measuring more than 33 acres, it dwarfs David […]

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19 January 2018

What Is a Patio Home? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With a Porch)

LindaJohnsonbaugh/iStock What is a patio home? Well, it’s not a house with a porch out front. What defines a patio home is that it’s attached to other patio homes, making it similar architecturally to townhouses or condos—only in miniature. While townhouses and condos are typically at least two stories high, patio homes typically max out at one or one-and-a-half stories, […]

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