25
May 18

This Super Sleek, 68-Story-Tall Infinity Pool Is Coming to NYC

Did you ever think that a fear of heights would keep you from getting into a pool? Well, it might not have been a concern before, but if you’re looking to spend your summer living that high life in Brooklyn, you might just need to get over that fear!

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


25
May 18

If You Buy This Condo, You'll Get a Free Trip to Space

Somewhere in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City is a homeowner who’s itching to get an $85 million condo off of his hands. So much so, that he’s willing to throw in complimentary seats for two on an upcoming Virgin Galactic space flight—a gift that retails at $250,000.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


24
May 18

The Dutch Door House From Fixer Upper Just Hit the Market in Waco

Another Waco home flip featured on Fixer Upper has just hit the market, including a guest home on the property and a solid Airbnb track record.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


22
May 18

Kirsten Dunst Just Sold Her Dreamy, Boho SoHo Loft for $4.4M

After over a year on the market, actor-director-producer Kirsten Dunst has just sold her charmingly boho penthouse loft in Hudson Square—at the intersection of New York’s coveted Soho and Tribeca neighborhoods—for $4.4 million.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


21
May 18

Would You Ever "Rent Blindly?" I Have—4 Times!

In the past seven years, my family and I have been through seven moves. That may seem like a lot, but as a former military spouse and sailor, I can tell you it’s normal for families like mine. You don’t just move—you move quickly: You only get 10 days after you transfer to a new duty station to find a house and move into it. Yeesh!

Most of the time, families spend those first days in a hotel (which, thankfully, the military pays for), but I was rarely interested in this option. For me, finding a home before I moved has always been my number one priority. So I always tried to sign a lease before I even arrived. Yes, I’ve “rented blind.” Four times, in fact.

I promise it’s not as scary as it sounds. Yes, it is can be stressful at times, but I’ve found it’s been a huge advantage (and completely worth it) to have a permanent address when I arrived to my new city.

As any realtor might tell you, this isn’t recommended, but, in certain situations, it’s the best option. While you might not be in the military, you could be relocating for a new job or starting school and need to secure a place to live before you get there. I can say with confidence that if you stay focused and optimistic, you’ll always end up right where you need to be.

Here are some of the best tips that have helped me successfully “rent blind”:

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


12
May 18

Why You Should List Your House This Weekend If You're Looking to Sell

The sound of lawn mowers purring. The smell of lilac bushes starting to bloom. May is a magical time period for a variety of reasons, particularly for those of us who have eagerly awaited the warmer temps and sunshine. But it turns out that the first half of May is a real dynamo for the real estate market, too. According to research conducted by Zillow, homes listed from May 1 to 15 sell about 2 weeks faster, and for a $2,400 premium over properties listed at other times during the year. This proved to be the case in 2017, as well.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


12
May 18

This $33M London Townhouse Has Belonged to Julie Andrews, Mick Jagger, and More Celebs

What do Mary Shelley, Nigella Lawson, Dame Julie Andrews, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger, Tony Curtis, and Andrew Lloyd Webber all have in common? At one time or another, they all called this luxurious, towering townhouse in West London home—and if you happen to have $33 million to invest, you can also add your name to the historic list of residents.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


11
May 18

4 Stress-Busting Things You Should Do Before You Move

You might not think an empty house or apartment as an especially beautiful thing. There’s a reason why houses are staged when they go on the market, and that is because people usually think of empty houses and apartments as sad and lonely. But, after you’ve signed on the dotted line and the home is yours, the emptiness can be a spectacular vision. Instead of loneliness, the space is a blank slate for all the happy memories (and awesome decor) to come.

But don’t get ahead of yourself: That blank slate also offers you ample opportunity to do the things that can cause massive headaches after move-in. Before you pivot the couches and cabinets over the threshold, take advantage of those empty rooms with these stress-busting tasks you might not otherwise think of doing.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


09
May 18

Buy One of Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills Homes for $2.95M

Taylor Swift is rapidly earning her Reputation as one of the most prolific real estate investors of her millennial generation, with potentially yet another massive quick-flip profit coming her way from the upcoming sale of her Beverly Hills home.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico


09
May 18

6 Money-Saving Habits to Steal from Smart Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner, the threat of a big, unexpected expense might be keeping you up at night. But if that’s what you’re losing sleep over, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study from NerdWallet found that the main anxiety shared among homeowners was financing (65%). The simple secret to maintaining a great-looking house without having it drain your bank account? Never falling behind in upkeep. Here, the six things smart homeowners regularly tackle to keep their anxiety levels low, their bank accounts plentiful, and their homes in great shape.

READ MORE »

Powered by WPeMatico