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Next Stop, Luxury! Beverly Hills Mansion Features Its Own Railroad

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

Nick Springett Rapturous adjectives are often used to describe the high-profile mansions in Beverly Hills, CA, but “whimsical” isn’t one of them. But the word is apt for at least one major aspect of glamorous Maison 808, which recently arrived on the market for $58,888,000. Another apropos adjective is the word “largest,” as in the single largest residential estate in the history […]

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How to Clean Stainless-Steel Appliances and Surfaces in Your Home

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

kirstyokeeffe/iStock “How do you clean stainless steel?” That might sound like a ridiculous question; after all, it can’t be stained, right? Wrong. Your appliances, range, or countertop may be stainless steel but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t get any less of a cleaning than other surfaces in your kitchen. So let’s take a look at why […]

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3 Black Friday Rip-Offs You’ll Regret Buying as Soon as You Bring Them Home

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

MaxRiesgo/iStock Black Friday is renowned for its spectacular once-a-year deals, and this time around, several big retailers are kicking off their deals early. If you’re contemplating a little home improvement—from a new backsplash to a full-on overhaul of your bathroom or kitchen—these sales can be a great time to grab what you need for low, low, low prices. And yet, not […]

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Pressing Reset on the Sale of Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home in Washington

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Before Kurt Cobain—lead vocalist for the grunge-rock band Nirvana—hit his stride in Seattle in the early ’90s, he was just a boy growing up in Aberdeen, WA. But when the childhood home of the late musician hit the market in 2015, with a $500,000 listing price, which later dropped to $329,000, nobody bit on the piece […]

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7 Best Guest Beds, From Inflatable Mattresses to Murphy Beds and Beyond

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

NinaMalyna/Shutterstock What’s the best guest bed for visitors who crash at your digs? If this question is top of mind with the looming holidays, you’re in luck: Gone are the clunky, lumpy fold-out couches where guests sleep (or at least try to) with their back wedged against a painful metal bar. Today, guest beds abound that are comfortable and attractive—and many models […]

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Kellogg Mansion Crunches Competition to Finish as This Week’s Most Popular Home

November 17, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Decked out in over-the-top decor, a Mediterranean Revival–style estate in Florida made this week’s biggest splash on realtor.com®. It’s no surprise, because this party pad from the roaring ’20s comes with everything except the Champagne and flapper dresses. Known as the Kellogg Mansion, it’s full of exquisite details, including hand-painted murals, hand-carved wood coffered ceilings, stained-glass […]

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A Housecleaning Checklist for People Hosting Guests With Pet Allergies

November 16, 2017 | No Comments

igorr1/iStock Pet allergies might not be a problem for you, but there’s a decent chance one of your guests can’t sit among dander without sneezing or coughing. And even if a pet is taken out of the house, it takes a certain amount of time for dander levels to go down significantly. “Studies show that it […]

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Cedar-Clad Modern Marvel Sitting Pretty in the Unlikely Locale of Indiana

November 16, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Indiana isn’t the first place that pops into one’s mind when thinking of modern home design. However, we ask you to put the state’s reputation aside and behold this minimalist gem in Michigan City, IN, on the market for $859,000. Designed by Chicago-based architect Brad Lynch of Brininstool + Lynch, the low-slung building surrounded by nature is a […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know a VA Loan Could Do for You

November 16, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Because of the bravery and sacrifices of veterans and active military, the rest of the country’s civilians can live the American dream in safety. As one tangible way to say “thank you for your service,” current and former members of the military have access to Veterans Affairs home loans. These unique mortgage options allow veterans and […]

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Eva Longoria Lists Secluded Compound in Hollywood Hills for $14M

November 16, 2017 | No Comments

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Actress and producer Eva Longoria has put her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $14 million. The star purchased the place from none other than Tom Cruise for $11.4 million in 2015. At the time, she had just become engaged to José “Pepe” Bastón, now her husband. She told Us magazine that when she saw the […]

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