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  • Stranded Hurricane Sandy Survivor Leaves Farewell Message in Evacuated Home

    Stranded Hurricane Sandy Survivor Leaves Farewell Note

    A young man who was swept from his Jersey Shore home by Hurricane Sandy managed to find refuge in an evacuated house, then scrawled a heart-rending message to his father there in the hope that it would be found in case he died. The note by the man, identified only as Mike, has made waves across social... Continue Reading

  • South Carolina Homeowner Says Facebook Photos Show Teens Broke Into Home, Threw Party

    Facebook Photos Reportedly Tip Homeowner to Teens' Break-In

    A father says that his daughter's classmates broke into his family's home in Tega Cay, S.C., to have a wild party -- and he has the pictures to prove it. Continue Reading

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Refinances Mortgage Loan Down to 1%

    Why Mark Zuckerberg Has a 1% Mortgage -- and You Don't

    Like millions of Americans have done in recent years, the Facebook founder decided to refinance his mortgage. But the average homeowner probably shouldn't try what he did to get it a rock-bottom interest rate. Continue Reading

  • 'Zen' Again: Ryan Phillippe's Hollywood Estate Back on Market

    'Zen' Again: Ryan Phillippe's Hollywood Estate Back on Market

    Actor Ryan Phillippe has re-listed his Hollywood Hills home for $6.995 million. He purchased the home, called "Raising Zen," in 2008 after his divorce from actress Reese Witherspoon, but tried unsuccessfully to sell the house in 2010. Phillippe listed the home for $7.45 million but took it off the market in... Continue Reading

  • 'Casa Facebook' Recalls Scrappy, Freewheeling Visionaries

    'Casa Facebook' Recalls Scrappy, Freewheeling Visionaries

    By L.A. Chung It is on a day like Friday, with Facebook's share sales heading towards $16 billion that Los Altos landlord Judy Fusco might have been wishing that she asked for Mark Zuckerberg's $5,500 a-month rent in stock, instead. But in September 2004, she was just trying to recoup the $1 million she had... Continue Reading

  • 'Facebook Effect': Palo Alto Home Prices Up, Inventory Down

    'Facebook Effect': Palo Alto Home Prices Up, Inventory Down

    Mark Zuckerberg may have been content renting a modest bungalow, but chances are the coming wave of Facebook millionaires have something more grand in mind. At least that's the thinking behind the so-called "Facebook effect"-- the anticipated demand for high-end housing following the company's May IPO. Since the... Continue Reading

  • House of the Day: Contemporary Angles on Arizona's Desert

    House of the Day: Contemporary Angles on Arizona's Desert

    There's no better way to kick off a dreary Monday morning than with a sweet slice of real estate -- and we can't find anything sweeter than this 10,187-square-foot stunner on Happy Valley Road in Scottsdale, Ariz. Located on just under 4½ acres of lush desert, this rare contemporary features seven... Continue Reading

  • Your Facebook Status: Foreclosed

    Your Facebook Status: Foreclosed

    Foreclosure via Facebook? With roughly 4 million foreclosures in the pipeline in this country, some legal experts say it's just a matter of time until lenders win the right to serve foreclosure documents through the giant social network. That day has already come for one couple in Australia. When they... Continue Reading

  • Mark Zuckerberg Finally Buys a House

    Mark Zuckerberg Finally Buys a House

    From Huffington Post: After years of renting notoriously spartan homes, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally has a house to call his own. According to the Silicon Valley Mercury News, Zuckerberg has purchased a $7 million Palo Alto estate that features 5 bedrooms, a saltwater pool, and over 5,000 square... Continue Reading

  • Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Breaks Record with $100M Manse

    Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Breaks Record with $100M Manse

    Yuri Milner, the venture capitalist who helped put Facebook on the map, has invested $100 million in his own start-up of sorts – a 25,500 square-foot mansion in Los Altos, Calif. The purchase marks the highest known price paid for a single-family home in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal. You... Continue Reading

  • Mark Zuckerberg Rents Home (Again!)

    Mark Zuckerberg Rents Home (Again!)

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO, is learning that privacy is more of an ideal than a reality, even if he moves to a relatively modest new rental home. The 26-year-old Zuckerberg moved recently -- a whole seven blocks away from his old rental home -- into a slightly larger, moderately more expensive,... Continue Reading

  • Rent Mark Zuckerberg's Former Home

    Rent Mark Zuckerberg's Former Home

    Many jaws were agape when they learned that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured left) rented a modest 2,350-square-foot home (pictured below) rather than owning a palatial estate, as HousingWatch reported. Perhaps that was too much pressure, as it seems the subject of the hit movie The Social... Continue Reading

  • What's Hot on HousingWatch This Week

    What's Hot on HousingWatch This Week

    Tennis aces, quarterbacks, supermodels, pop singers, country stars ... they're all on the move this week. See who's selling, who's buying, and which surprising celeb is actually (gulp) renting! It's all here on HousingWatch. 1. Roddick and Decker Fleeing $3.6M Spread Tennis champ Andy Roddick has just put his... Continue Reading

  • Why Facebook's Billionaire Founder Rents

    Why Facebook's Billionaire Founder Rents

    What kind of a billionaire tech genius rents? Apparently the Mark Zuckerberg kind. So when recent news hit that Facebook founder and "The Social Network" subject Zuckerberg rents a month-to-month apartment in Palo Alto, Calif. many observers were puzzled. After all, Bill Gates paid over $1 million just in 2009... Continue Reading

  • Make Facebook Your Friend When Buying a House

    Make Facebook Your Friend When Buying a House

    Looking at listings from the comfort of your Facebook account can be pretty convenient when house hunting, especially when you've befriended several brokers and added them to your social network. Following brokers on Twitter to find out about the latest properties in a hash-tagged region, and their sweet... Continue Reading

  • Home-Sale Hardball: What Works Now

    Home-Sale Hardball: What Works Now

    If you need to sell a house that's underwater, the last thing you want to do is shell out a realtor fee that's going to cut into your loss even more. But doing an FSBO in this market means a lot more than sticking a sign on your lawn and listing a few open houses in the local paper. You need to be persistent,... Continue Reading

  • How Not to Tell 175 Million People About Your House Party

    How Not to Tell 175 Million People About Your House Party

    If there are roughly 175 million people on Facebook, then posting an invite for a house party as a public event on the social media site is probably not a good idea. Poor Rachel Ross learned she should have modified the Facebook security option for "friends" or even "friends of friends" the hard way -- after... Continue Reading

  • Rent My Twitter Feed

    Rent My Twitter Feed

    Your sneaky friends might soon be paid to send you marketing tweets, at least if the companies mentioned in The New York Times have their way. It would work like this: you're going along your normal business as a RentedSpaces Twitter follower or Facebook fan. Suddenly, you get an advertising message from a... Continue Reading

  • Your Next Landlord a Flower Child?

    Your Next Landlord a Flower Child?

    Newsweek reports that the Boomer generation is scooping up housing at reduced rates. Why not? Home prices are sinking and mortgage rates are low. It's the perfect time to snag that vacation home or retirement dwelling. Could a Baby Boomer wind up being your next landlord? Quiet possibly. Newsweek states that... Continue Reading