If you are anything like me, you have fantasized about living in a sushi roll. Our dreams have come true with this pre-fab home aptly named California Roll House!
Thanks for all the birthday notes! Alas, I'm no longer Jesus' age.
I'm crossing my fingers (and legs) my birthday wish comes true!
The rental company that offers subsidized government housing took Amber Portwood of MTV's Teen Mom series to court. Judge ruled she abused the system meant to help struggling people while she raked in the bucks to a tune of $280,000/yr!
MSNBC highlights the top 10 cities with fastest growing global real estate markets. Asia dominates 1/2 the list with Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong & China. I ain't trying to hate on the motherland, but something is suspect. Hong Kong & China are #2 and #1 with 93% and 111% growth, respectively. But Israel is #3 at 53%?! The difference is just too wide. I hate to burst their bubble, but a bubble is brewing in China/HK!
Costco is rolling out a mortgage lending program for its members. They've issued 10,000 loans already! Instead of closing cost credits, they will throw in a lifetime supply of Big Bubba's frozen chicken wings. Sounds like a deal to me!
Won't be long before you see Walmart Realty pop up!
The estate where JFK & Marilyn would allegedly hook up has been hoisted on the market for $12M! It spans 13.5 acres and the stunning, glass-walled main home is an incredible 10,000 square feet. Apparently, the designers built "50 percent of the home out of glass." Damn those 2 were some freaky exhibitionists!
I had an absolute blast tonite with my gal pal & stager extraordinaire Cora Sue Anthony. She just finished staging a $1.5M mid-century property by Janette Licata for Better Homes & Garden Real Estate. My old friend and HGTV hottie Ahmed Hassan did his landscaping magic. There is so much TV star power behind this listing, LOL! Best memory of the party: Cora Sue & me belting out a duet to Diana Ross' Love Hangover!
Cora Sue is the unforgettable sassy star of Real Estate Intervention on HGTV. Catch her show Wednesdays 10:30am. Her decor tips are also plastered all over HGTV's monthly magazine. And on top of all that, she still has a thriving staging business at AnthonyStaging.com. Work it, girl!
Unless we marry up, us single girls don't stand a chance of owning a home in SF!!
Of the 146 housing markets examined by Realtor.com, there are none as competitive -- or expensive -- as San Francisco’s. Median price of listed properties in the area is an astounding $611,700, which is more than $100,000 greater than the next-most expensive region, Santa Barbara.
I wrote an offer last week for a condo that was on market for less than a week. We beat out 18 offers with a 15% over asking price! It's getting crazy again here. SCARY
Talk about living in a cardboard box! Literally.
Check out these amazing features of architecture But take a closer look....They are all made of cardboard ! By a talented street artist named EVOL. Where do people come up with this stuff! Creative re-use art!
This sweet old couple were minding their business, changing the locks to newly purchase house, when they got held at gunpoint by 2 ding-dong neighbors who accused them of being thieves! What's worse is the police arrested these homeowners? WTF?!
With neighbors like these, who needs (fr)enemies!?
By Julieanne Smolinski via msnbc.com
Looking to unload your home? Trying to buy a new one? Everybody knows that "cozy" means shoebox-sized and "lively" means that the neighbors will probably keep you up with their jug band, but what about things like "American style" and "kid-friendly"?
Real estate expert Barbara Corcoran came by to be your realtor-to-English translator.
Unique = Bad news. Decorated or built by oddballs.
Needs a little TLC = It's falling apart.
Kid friendly = It's a mess.
American style = ANYTHING. Basically, that the house is "in America" and potentially decorated in poor taste.
Country living = It's in the middle of nowhere.
Home office = The toilet is in the middle of the living room.
Move-in condition = Please move in, let's go, we need money and the house has been ransacked.
Ever end up checking out something scary because you didn't see through the advertising lingo? What's your craziest open-house story? Tell us in the comments.
This owner chopped it up into shoebox rooms and rented them out! Damn, is the economy that bad? How are they going to re-sell this house? Only someone who wanted to start a brothel would buy this!
First doobies, then brownies, then medicine, now housing?! Dang, is there anything weed can't do? AGBeat explains how hemp is harnessed for homes (alliteration!). I don't smoke but this is pretty cool!
War of the Roses for the 1%! The bitter divorce between Susan Decker, 49, who resigned as Yahoo president in 2009, and Michael Dovey, 52, a former investment banker at Montgomery Securities is sneak peak into the lives of the 1%. And it's all real estate! They have $71 million which includes the family's primary residence, a five-bedroom home in Belvedere; a $6 million vacation condo at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach; a pair of adjacent condos, valued at $2 million combined, at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe; and a $1 million piece of land in Napa. What gets me is these properties carry no mortgages. What the heck?!
In honor of Herman being the new gaybor in town, Apt2B is offering one lucky winner a BLACK + BLUM DO IT ON YOUR BALCONY "HOT POT" BBQ. Just in time for Spring! All you gotta do is post a comment HERE about what your favorite food to BBQ is. Contest ends April 28, 2012.
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CNN Money reports that living near good schools will set you back an additional $200,000. Oh, tear out the front page! Anyone with 1/2 a brain knows there's a direct correlation between high ranking schools & high priced real estate. When was the last time you saw a poor performing school surrounded by multi-million dollar mansions?! The question then becomes, is it worth it to drop $200k+ for better public school in coveted neighborhood or just live in a so-so neighborhood & use that dough for private school?
As host for Real Estate Web Series on eHow.com, I answer a question we got from a viewer: What are the disadvantages to apartments? Let me know if I missed any!
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