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real estate

  • McMansions Lose their Luster

    As McMansions continue to lose their value or sit unsold, the mainstream media has begun to pickup on this and they’ve all got an opinion on why people want smaller homes.…

  • Rocky Start for Real Estate

    It looks like 2008 isn’t starting out so great for realtors. The housing market continues to look gloomy according to some disappointing stats released by industry experts. Chairman of the Index…

  • Remodel vs. Tear down

    If you’re new to a fixer-upper, or even if you’re just considering remodeling your old house, you’ve probably addressed the renovate vs. tear down question. If not, now’s the time to…

  • Real Estate and Home Improvement News

    Some of the latest real estate and home improvement news from across the internets. One thing is for sure the declining home sales shakeout is effecting markets in different ways. *…

  • International Buyers Head West

    photo: courtesy of www.bigfoto.com If the value of the U.S. dollar overseas has confined you to our fair continent, no worries – you’ll soon be able to live vicariously through a…

  • Celebrity Real Estate Endorsements

    Celebrity endorsements can jump start a business. Whether it’s fashion, nightclubs, or presidential candidates, celebrities bump the exposure and financial status of any business. This is now being played out in…

  • Best States for a Home Inspection

    Home inspection regulation laws are put in place to protect the homeowner from unscrupulous inspectors who may profit from making recommendations for repairs or are in cahoots with unethical real estate…

  • 50 Cent Looking to Make More Than a Pretty Penny

    We’ve mentioned some outrageous house flipping stories before but none that include a nightclub and swing dangling from the ceiling. Curtis Jackson better known as 50 Cent is selling his recently…

  • House Flipping Foibles

    As the chips continue to fall in the subprime meltdown, its hard to ignore the glut of house flipping (get rich) tv shows that continue to be aired. Dr Housing Bubble…

  • Existing Home Sales Slump

    We wish we’d see less of these signs but alas the future for existing home sales looks bleak. But if you living in the right city/town real estate is still booming…

  • Rentometer

    We stumbled across Rentometer which is a nifty tool that will give you comps on rents in whatever area you choose. It worked well here in New York city but I’m…