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‘Real Housewives’ Star Jacqueline Laurita Lists NJ Home for $2.3M

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Rob Kim/Getty Images Following the plotlines of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” the Franklin Lakes, NJ, home owned by cast member Jacqueline Laurita has seen plenty of dra-ma. Now, the custom estate is once again on the market, for the reduced price of $2.3 million. As we’ve learned from other examples of the “Housewives” franchise, prominent placement on a reality TV show isn’t […]

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Where Do Most Renters Want to Live—and Where Are They Trying to Escape?

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

vkaggarwal/iStock Unable to commit. Fear of missing out on something else (#FOMO). Not ready to settle down. No, we’re not referring to your ex. Renters also often get a bad rap for being more flighty than their homeowner peers. And it isn’t completely unfounded. Nearly two-thirds of renters, about 64%, plan to settle down in a different city, […]

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NBA All-Star Chris Paul Lists Another L.A. Mansion as He Rockets to Houston

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Harry How/Getty Images During his six seasons with the Los Angles Clippers, All-Star point guard Chris Paul dabbled in real estate, purchasing three elegant mansions in Southern California. But with his recent trade to the Houston Rockets, he’s trying to cut another one of those homes from his property roster. He’s put his five-bedroom Mediterranean-style estate in Woodland Hills on […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Short Sale and Foreclosure?

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images Two options for homeowners who fall behind on mortgage payments are a short sale and foreclosure. While the prospect of losing a home is a hard reality that many people face, it’s important to understand the difference between these two processes. How long do short sales and foreclosures take? Which is […]

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Brad Pitt Built a Tiny House in New Orleans That’s So Cute It Hurts

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Brad Pitt is famous for many things, but here’s one tidbit you might have missed: He helped build a tiny house that’s so darn adorable, we’ve gotta give him props! Located in New Orleans, this 496-square-foot, one-bedroom home recently came to our attention when it sold for $112,000 (a decent chunk of change for a tiny house, even if it […]

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Make a Splash in the $25M Mansion Where Infamous ‘Dynasty’ Catfight Took Place

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com There are epic TV scenes, and then there are epic TV scenes. In the latter category, we take you back to the memorable lily pond catfight on ’80s soap “Dynasty.” It’s a classic piece of over-the-top drama—some might call it cheese—which has stood the test of time. For those who weren’t sentient in the 1980s or were busy watching sitcoms, […]

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How to Seal Granite Countertops: Steps to Protect This Kitchen Surface

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

SasinParaksa/iStock The best way to seal granite countertops is a bit of knowledge that you’d better have if you’re a homeowner—that is, if this surface is where you prep your meals. While this natural stone might seem invincible, it’s actually porous, which means that substances can easily seep in. “Oil, water, juice, ink—any liquids or spills, really—can […]

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Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper? 6 Reasons to Make the Leap

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

aabsys/iStock “Should I buy a fixer-upper?” If this thought has crossed your mind, we don’t blame you. Many home buyers fantasize about purchasing a run-down shack and transforming it into a palace (thank you, Chip and Joanna Gaines). Still, pipe dreams aside, should you actually do it? While they aren’t for everyone, experts do say that there are many real reasons to buy a […]

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‘Modern Family’ Star Ariel Winter Selling Her Sleek Sherman Oaks Home

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

Taylor Hill/Getty Images Actress Ariel Winter, who plays brainy Alex Dunphy on TV’s “Modern Family,” has made a smart move in the realm of real estate. According to Variety, the teen star found a buyer for her home in Sherman Oaks, CA, after slicing the price twice. The home was initially listed for $1.75 million in May, then […]

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8 Things Interior Designers Notice the Instant They Walk Through Your Door

August 14, 2017 | No Comments

If an interior designer were to walk through your front door, like, right now, what would this professional think of the place you call home? We’ll tell you right now: plenty. And that’s even before you’ve given the pro the grand tour. Interior designers, with their sharply honed sensibilities, can take in a space in seconds. In fact, these pros […]

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