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Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist: Did You Get Them All?

March 15, 2017 | No Comments

utah778/iStock Homeowners, get excited: It’s tax season, that magical time of year when having a house actually saves you money. But just know that taking advantage of all these tax breaks can be kind of complicated, especially if you’re used to filing a 1040EZ and calling it a day. For one, with a home, it usually makes sense to […]

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Survive the Apocalypse in Style in a Luxury Prepper Community

March 15, 2017 | No Comments

iStock; realtor.com Lon Snook has lived his whole life in cold, snowy, upstate New York. Now, the 65-year-old sales rep and his wife are thinking about where they would like to enjoy their retirement. They’re setting their sights on an upscale gated community, someplace warm that offers on-site restaurants, fitness centers—along with ample fortification, stockpiled […]

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Bones Breaking Out of NY: Former UFC Champ Jon Jones Selling Home

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images Mixed martial artist Jon Jones is ready to knock out his home in Ithaca, NY. According to the Ithaca Journal, the light heavyweight known as “Bones,” has listed the house for $750,000. The four-bedroom, 4,406-square foot home features Brazilian cherry floors, a grand entryway with balcony, and an open floor plan. […]

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What Is Transitional Style? The Type of Decor Everyone Can Agree On

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

Sisoje/iStock With so many decor styles out there, it can be hard to stick with just one. Modern, rustic, shabby chic, traditional—deciding on the vibe you want for your home can be downright confusing. But here’s the great thing about interior design: Many of these styles overlap, and can actually work really well together. The […]

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Selling Your House? Better Prepare for the Home Inspection

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

SLRadcliffe/iStock You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that could make or break that sweet deal: a home inspection. The home inspection is a contingency written into most offers, meaning that if the buyers aren’t happy with […]

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Vermont’s Most Expensive Home Is a $12.5M Vacation Destination in Stowe

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

realtor.com Former beer distributor Stephen Levin and his wife, Petra, are selling their seven-bedroom vacation home in Stowe, VT, for $12.5 million. With its eight-digit price tag, it’s currently the most expensive home for sale in Vermont. If it sells for full asking price, it would be the second most expensive home ever sold in the […]

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You Can Live in Chicago’s Original Playboy Mansion—Bunny Pole Not Included

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Have you always dreamed of living in the Playboy Mansion? Maybe you’ve envisioned yourself lounging poolside with bunny-tailed beauties in barely there bikinis, playing a mean game of Pac-Man or other ancient arcade classics with your best buds in the game house, or taking a relaxing dip in the gloriously over-chlorinated green waters of […]

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Luxe Accessories for Your Home for Under $20

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

Cultivating a luxurious home is all about taste. The type of accessories you pick can vastly enhance the look of your home, even if you don’t have a big budget to drop on decor. So go ahead—choose items that look as if they made of upscale materials like fur, gold, and marble. If you have […]

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Prior to Oscar Win, Viola Davis Got Away From Home in Granada Hills

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage The gods are shining on actress Viola Davis. Before the star snagged an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in for her role in “Fences” in February, she found a buyer for her home in Granada Hills, CA in mid-December. We don’t see too many celebrity homes out at this northern outpost of the San Fernando Valley, but […]

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Shhh! 5 Real Estate Tax Secrets the Rich Don’t Want You to Know

March 14, 2017 | No Comments

alfexe/iStock Do you ever feel like the rich just keep getting richer? Well, allow us to let you in on a little secret: Part of the reason they keep on raking in dough is that they take advantage of real estate tax strategies that many ordinary homeowners have no clue even exist. So what are they, exactly—and can […]

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