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That’s Amore! We’re in Love With the Remodeled Dean Martin Estate

June 15, 2017 | No Comments

Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images; realtor.com Here’s a dilemma: How do you maintain a home’s iconic spirit of Rat Pack cool, yet make it attractive to buyers of luxury homes who demand the latest amenities? It was quite a challenge, according to developer Patrik Mirahmadi. He bought crooner Dean Martin‘s former Beverly Hills, CA, residence in 2014, and spent the past […]

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8 Creepy Things Exterminators Wish You Knew About Pests in Your Home

June 15, 2017 | No Comments

DamianKuzdak/iStock We love to wax poetic about the idyllic advantages of owning a home: The backyard barbecues! The walls you can paint any color you want! And, of course, the stability of knowing you can stay in a place long-term at (more or less) the same cost each month. But homeownership also has a dark underbelly, […]

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6 Garage Renovation Tips to Make Your Spare Space Extraordinary

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

imaginima/iStock; archideaphoto/iStock A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage was once the American dream. But today’s vehicles are being kicked to the curb. Instead, homeowners are transforming their garages into dream rooms of all kinds. Does it seem like you aren’t using your garage to its full potential? Consider converting it into […]

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NASCAR Legend Bill Elliott Waves the Checkered Flag on His GA House

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR NASCAR legend Bill Elliott holds the fastest qualifying time in both Talladega and Daytona history. His qualifying speed at Talladega of 212.8 mph in 1987 remains the fastest recorded mph in NASCAR history. Elliott held another title until January 2017: He had the largest house in his neighborhood. However, his grip on […]

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5 Tips Real Estate Investors Need to Know to Find Good Deals

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

artisteer/iStock With real estate prices reaching ever-higher highs in large swaths of the country, the availability of deeply discounted properties is drying up. And that means it’s getting tougher for real estate investors and home flippers to find great deals worthy of their time and cash. “There are fewer foreclosures to buy, but there’s more interest in buying […]

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Should You Save for Retirement or Buy a House? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

baona/iStock Buying a house is a large financial commitment and often the smartest one you can make. But you need to determine whether it’s the right commitment at the right time. Because this is the big picture: Shouldering mortgage payments for the greater part of your life will likely affect how much money you’re able to stash away […]

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Keeping Up With Kylie Jenner’s Complicated Real Estate Moves

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

Noam Galai/FilmMagic What 19-year-old needs four luxury homes all in the same general vicinity? Apparently model, TV personality, and social media influencer Kylie Jenner thought she did. After a change of heart, she’s now divesting herself of two of the homes. Those who have been following Jenner and her Kardashian clan know they’ve been based for ages in […]

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7 Wedding Registry Gifts Couples Wind Up Seriously Regretting

June 14, 2017 | No Comments

EasyBuy4u/iStock It’s a rite of passage: Couple get engaged, set a wedding date, then compile their ultimate wish list for household loot. Welcome to that great American tradition: the wedding registry. It’s a prime opportunity to get some nice things for your home and new life together as a couple. So why is it that so many couples […]

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Matt Lauer Slashes $2M From Price of His Sag Harbor Estate

June 13, 2017 | No Comments

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic “Today” anchor Matt Lauer has had a tough time unloading his Hamptons estate. On the market for more than a year, the property had another price slice, according to Behind the Hedges. The Sag Harbor, NY, home, situated on 25 acres, was listed for $18 million about a year ago. The price was later reduced to $17 million; it’s […]

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Who Pays the Realtor Fee and Closing Costs?

June 13, 2017 | No Comments

sasun1990/iStock Most real estate agents are paid through a commission, or a Realtor® fee, on the homes they sell. But you already knew that, right? Here’s something you might not know: Who pays the Realtor fee: the buyer or the seller? Who pays the Realtor fee? If you’re buying a home, you’re probably off the hook […]

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