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Pro Surfer Kelly Slater Scores a Beautiful Spot on Oahu’s North Shore

June 28, 2017 | No Comments

Jason Childs/Getty Images It’s oh-so-apropos for a dude who loves to ride sweet waves. In late March, pro surfer Kelly Slater rode into a beautiful beachfront house on the North Shore of Oahu, in the town of Haleiwa. The legendary wave rider paid $7.8 million for a home in a town where everyone knows his name. According to […]

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6 Shocking Things Your Home Inspector Won’t Check

June 28, 2017 | No Comments

SLRadcliffe/iStock Home inspectors are quite thorough. Before you buy a house, they’ll scrutinize things you never thought to look at in your many walk-throughs, from cracks in stucco to how well the toilet flushes. In fact, their checklists include over 1,600 features, all with the goal of helping you decide whether the home is in good enough shape for you to close this […]

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House-Hunting Secrets for New Parents, Empty Nesters, Job Seekers, and Others

June 28, 2017 | No Comments

baranozdemir/iStock; A-Digit/iStock; realtor.com Life is unpredictable, no matter how carefully you plan. And yet, when you buy a house, you are essentially committing to live in the same place for a certain period of time. The number of bedrooms, the layout, the school district, the yard size, the commute—you’re pretty much locking yourself into all […]

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New York’s Upside-Down House Is Turning Heads

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com This property’s peculiar nickname—the “upside-down house“—made our head spin. We were still baffled when we looked at the listing pictures. The property’s roof isn’t on its foundation, and the windows don’t open in a different direction. So why the topsy-turvy moniker? It’s actually simple. Thanks to the home’s original footprint, the property is built on the side of an […]

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Painful Lessons Learned From Living With Roommates

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

csfotoimages/iStock With rental prices surpassing nosebleed levels in many parts of the country, more and more legit grown-ups are cutting costs by sharing their home with roommates. But here’s the unavoidable reality: Sharing expenses and living arrangements with roommates can lead to some painful situations. There’s a strong possibility you’ll learn about personality clashes, crazy quirks, and […]

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‘Million Dollar Listing New York’: Watch the Rich Make Some Really Stupid Mistakes

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

Bravo Even though the homes featured on “Million Dollar Listing New York” are glitzy as all get-out, that doesn’t mean the parties involved in these deals always know the right thing to do. Just ask the show’s real estate agents—Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, and Steve Gold—who encounter headaches galore in the latest episode, “Under the Influencers,” proving that cluelessness abounds even in the seven-figure club. The […]

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What Are Property Disclosure Statements? Info Buyers Need to Know

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

Bill Oxford/iStock No matter how great a home looks at first glance, a host of problems could be hiding right under that fresh coat of paint—which is why buyers will want to scrutinize certain paperwork they’ll receive called property disclosure statements. Property disclosure statements essentially outline any flaws that the home sellers (and their real estate agents) […]

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Children’s Author Cornelia Funke Selling Fantasy Home in Beverly Hills

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Children’s fiction author Cornelia Funke, known as “the J.K. Rowling of Germany,” has put her magical home in Beverly Hills, CA, on the market for $5.2 million. Funke is not the only celebrity who has found fantasy in this East Coast traditional surrounded by ferns, sycamores, and fruit trees—it’s also the former home of Val […]

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30 Magic Eraser Uses You’ve Never Dreamed Of—and Why They Work

June 27, 2017 | No Comments

Amazon.com The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is truly magical: The foamy sponge introduced by Procter & Gamble in 2003 can make just about any stain disappear. But exactly how many Magic Eraser uses are there for the home? And why the heck do they work so well, anyway? Read on for everything you ever wanted to know […]

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Most Expensive Home in U.S. Virgin Islands Is a Castle Fit for Royalty

June 26, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com For decades, Countess Nadia de Navarro-Farber cut a larger-than-life figure among New York’s upper crust, donating millions of dollars to philanthropic causes across the city and around the world. The mansion she built on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, known as “The Castle,” is just as large and audacious as its owner. Three […]

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