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Best Suburbs for a Slower Pace of Life

Want a house with a white picket fence, a big backyard for the kids to play in and a nice park for Fido to meet his doggie playmates? Yep, life in the suburbs sure can be grand, and if you'd rather have backyard barbecues on a quiet street than bar brawls in the big city, then these are the places you should be looking to... Continue Reading »

Realtor Jessica Edwards' 'Call Me Maybe' YouTube Spoof

Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit "Call Me Maybe" could actually get house hunters to call Realtor Jessica Edwards – maybe. Trying a new trick to appeal to potential clients, Edwards, a broker with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty in Wilmington, N.C., spoofed the monstrously popular song in a YouTube video (shown... Continue Reading »

Gianni Versace's Magnificent Miami Home Lists for $125 Million

Talk about living in style: Casa Casuarina, the former home of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace, has just hit the market for a whopping $125 million. Though the price tag may seem unnaturally steep to most, for this level of luxury real estate, it's no surprise. The world famous home, built in Miami Beach in... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Tuscan Luxury in Heart of Wine Country

Why escape to California wine country every summer when you can just live there, all year-round? Can't afford it? It's OK, neither can we. But in the meantime, here's another dream-worthy home we can add to our wish lists. This stunning, $16.95 million Spanish-Mediterranean style mansion in Napa, Calif., is located... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Living in 'Malibu Style'

I'd like to propose that there be an architectural style called "Malibu" and we use this 10,000-square-foot oceanfront home listed at $27 million as the textbook example. The five-bedroom main house, designed by architect Douglas W. Burdge took what was once a 1970s seaside estate on the bluffs above Point Dume and,... Continue Reading »

Younger Boomers Trading Up, Older Boomers Staying Put

It's not your grandma's housing market anymore -- a fact that baby boomers are dealing with in very different ways, according to a new report. Coldwell Banker released a survey that throws a wrench in the notion that all boomers belong to one homogeneous group. The results show that younger baby boomers are far more keen... Continue Reading »

Most Expensive, Most Affordable Housing Markets

Ever wondered what your home might cost you if you shipped it to Any Town, USA? Depending on where you land, that same house could cost nearly $2.4 million more than what you paid, according to a new housing survey. This week Coldwell Banker released its second annual Home Listing Report, which looks at the average... Continue Reading »

Is That a Listing in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

A real estate practice that continues to cling to life support despite the recession -- and some say common sense -- is the pocket listing, which presumes that it's somehow a good idea to list your house for sale but keep it a secret. In a pocket listing, a homeowner tips off an agent -- or six -- that they would consider... Continue Reading »

Real Estate Expert to Spring Home Buyers: Jump in Now

With the spring home buying season upon us, waiting for the market to bottom will cost you. So says Michael Corbett, host of the syndicated TV show Extra's Mansions and Millionaires franchise and author of the recently published Before You Buy! The Homebuyer's Handbook for Today's Market. AOL Real Estate chatted with... Continue Reading »

Dream Homes: Most Expensive and Affordable Markets

What will your dream house cost? That depends entirely on where you buy it. According to a new report that looked exclusively at four-bedroom two-bath listings, the most expensive market is Newport Beach, Calif. while the most affordable is Detroit. But does affordability alone always equate desirability? Coldwell... Continue Reading »

Aaron Spelling's Mega-McMansion Listed for $150M -- a World Record?

Candy Spelling's 56,000-square-foot manor, listed at $150 million, just officially hit the Multiple Listing Service as the most expensive home on the market -- and not just in California, but reportedly worldwide. The 14-bedroom, 27-bath home, located at 594 S. Mapleton Drive in Holmby Hills, has been unofficially on the... Continue Reading »

Home Value Downdraft Near Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is a quaint beachfront town with an easygoing lifestyle that includes almost-daily farmers markets, green buses, and a strong school system -- all things that lend it strong real estate appeal. One problem that's plagued Santa Monica Real Estate, though, and particularly neighborhoods like Sunset and Ocean... Continue Reading »

Coldwell Banker Rebate: Is It Fluff?

As home sales rallied nationwide in March, the real estate conglomerate Coldwell Banker and its franchisees have kicked-off a rebate program to pick up the slack -- or potential slowdown -- after the federal home-tax credit expires. The program begins May 1. But marketing-campaign aside, some real estate agents say that... Continue Reading »

Multi-Gen Housing Is Back in Vogue

American families are going back to the future, with multiple generations shacking up together for the same reasons that young un-marrieds once did -- to save on housing costs. The trend has resurfaced over the past 12 months, reports Coldwell Banker in a new survey conducted among its agents, as families seek big homes... Continue Reading »

Shopping List: Bread. Milk. House?

Buying a house has gotten a lot cheaper in recent months, but cheap enough to buy at the local supermarket? The folks at RE/MAX of New England apparently think so. The real estate brokerage franchiser just rolled out a five-year deal with Stop & Shop, one of the region's largest supermarket chains, to open mini... Continue Reading »

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