Post Tagged with: "real estate"

Photo Tour: Michael Jordan’s House

Photo Tour: Michael Jordan’s House

Photos of Michael Jordan’s 56,000 square foot home in Highland Park, IL

Search Real Estate Listings On the Go

Search Real Estate Listings On the Go

Realtor.com helps you get fresh real estate listings from your mobile device so you can search properties on the go.

The Best Real Estate iPad Apps

The Best Real Estate iPad Apps

iPads are a great for many reasons but one of them is for exploring real estate. The iPad has a lot of great real estate apps available in their store that can help you search for listings while driving around in the car and being on the go. Here the […]

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

Due to the housing market of recent years, many people are finding themselves in a pickle when trying to move — either they can’t sell their house, owe more on it than it’s worth, have out-priced themselves with renovations, or have hit some other glitch. When dealing with such a […]

The Disney UP House Gets a Real World Treatment

The Disney UP House Gets a Real World Treatment

One of our favorite animated movies of all-time is “UP”, and central to the movie is the house that the old man decided to move with him as he went exploring. You can now see a real life version of this home in Harriman, Utah, built by Blair Bangerter, a […]

Home Alone House for Sale

Home Alone House for Sale

If you’re a true Matthew Gray Gubler fan you’ll know one of his favorite movies is Home Alone. Do you think he should buy this house and create his own house of horrors? We’re sure he could top what Kevin did. He’d also do a nice job decorating this house […]

Tips for Buying For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Real Estate

Tips for Buying For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Real Estate

If you are a do-it-yourself type when it comes to home improvements, you may want to consider the same when dealing with real estate transactions. A licensed real estate agent is not required during a home transaction although if you are inexperienced or don’t have time to manage the deal […]

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Property For Sale

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Property For Sale

Yearning for seclusion? Don’t mind relocating to western Montana? Then we’ve got a deal for you! A piece of land once owned by Ted Kaczynski (better known as the Unabomber) is available for $69,500, a real steal since the property was once listed at $154,500. You’ll get a 1.4-acre parcel […]

iPhone/iPad App for Real Estate Search

iPhone/iPad App for Real Estate Search

With the conditions of real estate today it remains very much a “buyer’s market,” yet that doesn’t mean it is easy to actually be a buyer. But Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independently-held residential real estate firm in the country might just have a way of making it […]

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Would You Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House?

Do you have an extra $2 million laying around? Then you could be the owner of a sprawling Frank Lloyd Wright home in Los Banos, Calif. Known as the Fawcett House, the six-bedroom home rests on 80 acres of land. According to a story in the New York Times, the […]

Most Affordable Cities For Homebuying

Most Affordable Cities For Homebuying

To describe the recent real estate market as shaky is a vast understatement. Yet, despite the economic rollercoaster, the simple truth is that people are still moving and are still seeking homes. Although it’s certainly a sellers’ market out there, good deals can still be had–if you know where to […]

How To Photograph A Home For Sale

How To Photograph A Home For Sale

Have you ever perused Craigslist or a realtor’s website and immediately got turned off by a poorly snapped photo? My boyfriend is very guilty of this. I tend to pay more attention to words that images (“But honey, it says cottage charm!”) whereas he’ll be more realistic (“Cottage charm is […]

10 Tips to Stage Your Kitchen for an Open House

10 Tips to Stage Your Kitchen for an Open House

The Kitchen Designer has come through again with some great tips for preparing your kitchen to show during an open house. It takes more than just wiping down the counters and clearing the sink. Here are the first 10. * When showing your home, turn on all the lights in […]

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

Well, it’s too late. The $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit has expired and I didn’t cash in on it. Oh well. The sales season is till under way and there are good deals across the country to be had. Here’s a few tips from the experts that I spotted […]

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Home Building News: Faked Asbestos Tests, Home Sales Jump, Remodeling is Back

Inspector Says He Faked Results in Building Tests A safety inspector’s admission that he submitted clean asbestos or lead results for buildings in New York that he never inspected raises many troubling questions. New-Homes Sales Jump 27% Some Economists Think Rise Is Overstated and That Sales Are Simply Being Shifted […]

A Note about Home Buying Vision: Buying a Ruin in Italy

A Note about Home Buying Vision: Buying a Ruin in Italy

I thought my sister Michelle was crazy when she forked over her hard-earned savings for a pile of rubble in southern Italy. No, she wasn’t purchasing the property for its potential value as an archaeological dig site. This was going to be her vacation home, the place she spends summers […]

Rental Rehab Saga Part 2: Your Material List

Rental Rehab Saga Part 2: Your Material List

In our last post, I shared a few lessons from our rental property search phase, including how to avoid neighboring pit bulls. As escrows begin to close (three this week!) I spent much of the last week feverishly purchasing material. Here’s my method for balancing urgently needing product with desperately […]

Sherlockin’ the History of Homes

Sherlockin’ the History of Homes

When you buy a home you don’t just take ownership of an engaging exterior, the rooms inside it, or the land it all sits on. No. Unless you’ve built it yourself, you’ve just bought yourself a piece of history. There are plenty of bloggers out there going Sherlock Holmes and […]

Buying a Rental: Bring in the Pros

Buying a Rental: Bring in the Pros

The 3rd and final step before buying a rental: Bring in the Pros One of the more enjoyable aspects of these job walks has been learning from the pros. Sure, I fancy myself knowledgeable about many aspects of home improvement and commercial construction, but it takes a lifetime to accumulate […]

Buying a Rental: Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Stick

Buying a Rental: Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Stick

#2 in our 3 step series of how to buy a rental property without being gashed. Lesson 2: Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Stick I was in a back bedroom of one home the other day, and heard a scream from the back yard. This was not the scream […]

3 Steps to Buying a Rental Property: Inspection

3 Steps to Buying a Rental Property: Inspection

What started out a year ago as a friendly venture to purchase “a few” investment properties turned into 12 properties (15 total rental units) and basically a second full-time job. Merry Christmas to me, right? Thankfully my business partner Ryan, who has more real estate savvy in his right pinkie […]