Univision Anchor Maria Elena Salinas Lists Historic FL Home for $3.45M

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Univision newscaster María Elena Salinas—co-anchor of the “Noticiero Univision” evening broadcast on the Spanish-American TV channel—is making news of her own by putting her historic Miami-area mansion on the market. Listed by Ray De Leon and Gabriela Dájer of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.45 million, the opulent Coral Gables home was built in 1937. Designed by Phineas […]

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When Should Active Military Personnel Rent vs. Buy? 3 Things to Consider

Veterans United Deciding when to take the home-buying plunge can be tough. For military members and their families, the unique nature of their service often adds a new layer of consideration. On the flip side, many military buyers have access to big-time home-buying benefits, from the no-down payment VA loan to monthly housing allowances and […]

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US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'!

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: In today’s housing market, is it better […]

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George Washington Could Have Slept Here: 11 Homes From the 1700s

realtor.com; Andy445/iStock We’re well familiar with housing-related clichés. Let there be a glorious day where we never have to hear “Location, location, location” again. But one of the oldest chestnuts has a tie-in to a founding father—and, therefore, Presidents Day! So, this one we’ll embrace. Our first president, George Washington, lived a vagabond’s life while he fought to establish America’s […]

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Move Strangers Into Your Home in Order to Sell It? Yep, That’s a Thing

Peopleimages/iStock When it comes to selling a house, appearances count. That’s why more and more homeowners hoping to wow buyers will hire a home stager—a magician-like professional who swoops in with stylish furniture you’d never own, blandly tasteful modern art you’d never hang, and an undeniable flair for organization, and makes your place look, well, picture-perfect. It’s the […]

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Once Listed for $135M, the Danny Thomas Estate Sells for Steeply Discounted $65M

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images The $135 million asking price on the former mansion of Hollywood legend Danny Thomas always seemed a bit ambitious. After the mansion popped on and off the market for a couple of years, according to The Wall Street Journal, Evan Metropoulos—brother of Playboy mansion owner Daren Metropoulos—closed the deal on the […]

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4 Types of Storage for Your Stuff: Pros, Cons, and Costs

ATOM1Productions/iStock Sooner or later, life will call for you to store your stuff. Maybe you’re selling your home and need to declutter, or are in the dreaded “between places” mode, where you’re perched in a temporary crash pad until you can put down roots. Whatever the reason, you’ll be glad to know that your options for stashing […]

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The Misleading Math Behind the Rent vs. Buy Calculation

KTSDESIGN/iStock There’s about $13.1 trillion stashed away in the United States, in plain sight. Where? In our homes! Do we have your attention yet? That’s the total value of the equity held by over 75 million U.S. homeowners, according to the latest estimates from the Federal Reserve Board. And that works out to almost $175,000 per […]

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Earnest Money Deposit: How Home Sellers Can Keep It Fair and Square

Artfoliophoto/iStock We all know that the earnest money deposit is there to reassure the seller that a buyer is serious about purchasing a property. But what if the buyer takes a powder, or his financials fall through? Can the seller get fairly compensated for the time her property was off the market? Here’s everything a home […]

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