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Ginormous hole appears in the ground in Washington! 34 homes evacuated but one man has not left! Reporter asks him if he knew the place was prone to landslides when he bought it. He matter of factly responds "That's the price you pay for a marvelous view." Buying homes on mountains, hills, cliffs gets you amazing vistas....but is it worth the risk? For some people, it apparently is! (What will his insurance say?!)
Supermarket Gets Evicted By Marshall Who Trucks Food to the Dump, In Front of Starving Needy People! That is Messed Up!
Augusta Chronicle reports Laney Supermarket got evicted by SunTrust Bank. Instead of donating the food to the needy, the marshall trucked it away to the dump...right in front of people who really need a hand! Tsk tsk!
Officials said onlookers became angry when they learned they would not be allowed to take away food and other sundries that were piled outside the grocery as “abandoned property....“There are people with babies who need diapers out here,” she said.
Louis Vuitton Brand Going Down the Toilet? Check Out This Boughetto Bathroom! (Yes, Thats a Word. Look it up!)
This ain't no joke folks. This is a real listing in San Pedro (LA) that just sold for $410k! Boughetto for realz!
Would you allow an ex-drug dealer to sell your home? Before you say no, read about Jermaine Morrison of Sotheby's who used to hock crack to homies before turning a new leaf to hockin' homes. Pretty amazing!
Lots of gems in this New York Observer article The Powder Broker: From Teenage Drug Dealer to Real Estate ‘It’ Guy, written by my galpal Helaina Hovitz:
“You learn supply and demand,” said Mr. Morrison, now 32. “I had people working for me, so I had to learn staffing. You learn organization. You learn to be strategic. You learn about inventory. You learn how to keep the flow of your business going. Although you sell drugs, you still want to be relatable to people. I was nice to my clients. I took them out to lunch.”
Amazing Astounding Awesome Spotlight on Herman Chan for RealEstate.com!! (My Most Revealing Interview to Date!)
I reveal my successes & failures in an exclusive chat with RealEstate.com. In what is probably the most thorough interview I have given to the press, we cover a wide swath of topics from my not-so-glamorous career before real estate, why agents are insecure, how web/tech trends have shifted in the past 3 yrs, and most importantly what I would tell a younger Herman. Thank You to writer Shannon O'Brien (I now know who is writing my biography! Lol!).
Photo Credit: Will Taylor
Chelsea Clinton and her hedge fund hubby, Marc Mezvinsky, snapped up an apt in the Flatiron District of New York City. The $10.5 million 4,967-square-foot condo has 4 bedrooms & 6 baths. Get this, the monthly HOA fees alone are $4342/mo! Chelsea is still in school getting her doctorate, so you know her banker boo is takin' care of her!
California Home + Design Magazine spotlights the gayest buildings. Many of these historical gems are gone now. I would love to hear from anyone who frequented these places! Please share any memories!
Is This a Good or Bad Thing?! Prices Skyrocketed 47% in Sac, 32% in Oakland, 15% in SF in Just 1 Year!
Can you believe these are shipping containers?! io9 runs down some great homes places that were once shipping containers. I'm all about upcycling (hellooo I turned my skirt into a pillow on live TV! ) but aren't these just really fancy mobile homes?! LOL!
Open House 'Frenzy' Caught on Tape! For Sellers, Its Like Winning the Lotto! For Buyers, There Ain't No Hope!
On the heels of International Women's day, a study by a Chicago non-profit was just released where they found gals are getting the screwed when it comes to loans!
Mortgage Discrimination Study Finds Women Received Fewer Approvals In Wake Of Crash :Chicago women who applied for a new home mortgage in 2010 were 24 percent less likely to obtain a loan than men, the study by the Woodstock Institute found. Lenders were 39 percent less likely to refinance a woman's existing mortgage, the study says.
According to our Miami gossip sources, cosmetic dentist Karent Sierra is dealing with not just one but TWO foreclosures. What a toothache! Somebody pass her some novacaine!
Bust out your coconut bra or Mu'u Mu'u! I'll be speaking in sunny Honolulu for the Asian Real Estate Association of America's 2013 Global Summit alongside my friends below! Can't wait to see you all!
Got a tweet asking why rent is so darn much in SF?! See below. Did I miss any explanations?
I got my fabulous buyers a free renovation on a new HGTV show called Power Brokers. It stars Mike Aubrey (Real Estate Intervention) & Juan Barbieri (The Bachelorette). I have a small appearance too in the pilot, so stay tuned for more details!
No Inventory, So Buyers Camp Out To Get 1st Dibs Like Rock Concert! Is This What the Market Has Come to?!
Desperate buyers line up to snap up 1,992 to 2,685 square feet new homes from $800k - $900k in Southern California. Will scalpers can get in on this?! More from AOL Real Estate:
In a flashback to the kind of homebuying frenzy not seen since 2008, house hunters have pitched a line of tents in Huntington Beach, Calif., in the hope of buying a brand-new home. Around a dozen pre-qualified homebuyers have literally set up camp by the still-under-constructionBrightwater Capri development in Huntington Beach -- and they've already been there for a week.
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