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For Sale: Standout Storybook Tudors in Major U.S. Metros

Zillow By Catherine Sherman If you caught Sunday's premiere of NBC's new reality home renovation show, "American Dream Builders," you saw leading designers and home builders going head-to-head in the battle of storybook Tudors. Their challenge? To add improvements and style to two North Hollywood homes built in... Continue Reading »

Homes That Have Kept Their Place in Time

Zillow By Catherine Sherman Want to take a trip back in time? Check out these homes hitting the market, which seem to be locked inside a time capsule. Their original designs and decor are still preserved and what was once considered modern has evolved into authentic, vintage flair. Here are three homes for sale in... Continue Reading »

For Sale: Colonial-Era Home Rebuilt With Modern Comforts

Zillow 1246 Province Road, Gilmanton, N.H. For sale: $1.495 million By Catherine Sherman For Doug Towle, restoring old homes is second nature. He fixed up his first Colonial in 1969 and has been preserving historical properties ever since. But it wasn't until house No. 14 that Towle could say he saved what is believed... Continue Reading »

Tennessee Titans-Themed Home For Sale: Nashville's Ultimate 'Fan Cave'?

Realtor.com By Neal J. Leitereg The NFL season may be limited to just 16 games -- give or take a few, if your team is lucky enough to grace the postseason –- but one home venue invites you to enjoy the football stadium experience year-round. Whether you are in the market for the ultimate Tennessee Titans... Continue Reading »

5 Homes Jay Gatsby Would Love

By Catherine Sherman "It was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby's mansion." These familiar words from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby... Continue Reading »

Former Meth Lab Home For Sale -- Just Don't Ask to Look Inside

The newly listed home at 2380 Crock Road in Loudon, Tenn., seems like a steal: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and selling for only $8,500. But maybe not, if you consider that the home is a former meth lab. In 2010, three men were arrested and sent to prison for using the house to produce methamphetamine. The men left the... Continue Reading »

Top 10 ZIP Codes for Expensive Home Sales at $10 Million and Above

By Robert Frank The rich have always liked to live near other rich. It's what F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to as the "consoling proximity of millionaires." But with the housing recovery and global wealth now in full swing, the nation's richest ZIP Codes just seem to be getting richer. A new report shows that Beverly... Continue Reading »

What Can You Buy for $700,000

For $700,000, how much house can you get? We asked our friends at Realtor.com to pull out some of the best homes for sale right now for $700,000. You might be surprised at what's out there: Some great deals can be had, but in markets that have been heating up, the money buys you a little less than it used to. Click... Continue Reading »

Homes for Sale for $400,000: What You Can Get for the Money

For $400,000, how much house can you get? We asked our friends at Realtor.com to pull out some of the best homes for sale right now for $400,000. You might be surprised at how much space is available for that price. There are quite the deals out there! Click through the gallery below to see what $400,000 buys... Continue Reading »

Judge Judy Sheindlin's Home for Sale -- and It's, Dare We Say, Cheerful

Let's face it: It's our guilty pleasure to watch Judge Judy reprimand litigants like they were kindergarteners on her eponymous television show. So immensely popular is the "Judge Judy" courtroom "reality" show that Judy Sheindlin was able to afford a $6.7 million Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City -- which she's... Continue Reading »

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni List NYC Home for $9.25 Million

"Californication" star David Duchovny and his ex-wife, actress Tea Leoni, have listed their gorgeous triplex maisonette in New York's Upper East Side for $9.25 million. And as much as we love the place, it's about time! (The couple split back in 2011.) Duchovny and Leoni snapped up the stunning property -- three... Continue Reading »

Big Home Sales, Big Tax Savings

By Les Christie Sales of luxury homes spiked in the final months of 2012, as high-end homeowners rushed to take advantage of lower tax rates before Jan. 1. By selling their luxury homes before the end of 2012, these wealthy homeowners avoided two tax increases on Jan. 1 and a huge payout to the IRS. Not only were... Continue Reading »

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Moving to Chicago? Here's Plan B: He Could Get His Bachelor Pad Back

Rumor has it that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are eyeing a move to Chicago together. And it's not that we don't wish the lovebirds well -- but let's be honest, relationships are unpredictable. So, Ashton, just in case you need a Plan B, your former Los Angeles bachelor pad is back on the market. The former "That '70s... Continue Reading »

Russian Princess Kristina Kovalenko Puts NYC Condo Up for Sale (House of the Day)

Kristina Kovalenko, princess of the tiny Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria (don't worry, it's not just you; we've never heard of it either), sure knows how to live like royalty in America. She's just put her posh New York City condo on the market, and it's worth every penny of the $8 million asking price. Well,... Continue Reading »

Foreign Investors Buy Florida Homes Sight Unseen

You'd never dream of buying a home without seeing it (in person) first, right? Well, there are other buyers who move much more quickly -- so fast, in fact, that they sign on the dotted line before they've even toured the house. Foreign investors are so anxious to snag real estate deals in the U.S. -- before the housing... Continue Reading »

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos list New York City Loft for $24.5 Million (House of the Day)

Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have impeccable taste when it comes to homes -- the kind that they're hoping will fetch $24.5 million. That's the price tag of their gigantic loft in Manhattan's upscale SoHo neighborhood, which they just threw on the market last week. And if they can get that price, it'll be... Continue Reading »

Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie's Former Home in Beverly Hills Sells for $8 Million

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie's former home in Beverly Hills, Calif., sold on New Year's Eve, ringing in 2013 by shutting the door on the ex-power couple's burned-out romance. The home sold for $8 million -- nearly $2 million less than Thornton listed it for in October -- listing service Zillow... Continue Reading »

Madonna's House in Beverly Hills on the Market for $22 Million

Just months after the self proclaimed "Material Girl" listed her swanky townhouse on New York City's Upper West Side, Madonna also appears to be throwing her Beverly Hills house on the market -- for $22.5 million. Madonna has owned the luxurious mansion for almost a decade (Madge allegedly purchased the home when she... Continue Reading »

Kelsey Grammer's House Hits Market for $7.25 Million

It seems that Kelsey Grammer can't stay put. He bought a palatial mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif., for his fourth wife, Kayte, just eight months ago, but he's already throwing it on the market for $7.25 million. This is the latest addition to Grammer's already extensive real estate portfolio: He has three other homes... Continue Reading »

Madonna's NYC Apartment on the Market for $23.5 Million

Maybe Madonna's stalker had something to do with the move? Although Robert Linhart faces up to a year in jail after resisting arrest outside Madonna's New York City property in 2010, the singer has decided to put her Central Park West duplex (where the incident took place) up for sale at $23.5 million. According to The... Continue Reading »

Homes for Sale at the National Median Home Price

The national median home price among all housing types was $183,900 in September, the latest data available from the National Association of Realtors. What can you get for that price? We scoured our listings database for a sampling of homes on the market with asking prices close to the national median sales price... Continue Reading »

McMansions for Half Off Peak Sales Prices

By Les Christie The McMansion is back. After shrinking for three years, newly-constructed homes are growing again. For the first time in six years, Americans are asking for more square footage in new home designs, according to a recent report from the American Institute of Architects. Existing homebuyers are... Continue Reading »

10 Celebrity Homes That Have Stolen Our Hearts

We'll save you the "Celebrities: They're Just Like Us!" spiel today, because let's face it -- they're not. While we humble plebeians are busy seeking mortgage assistance and mourning our plummeting home values, our favorite celebs are busy playing millionaire Monopoly. Whether it's flinging one Miami manse on the market to... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: The Historic Colgate Estate

Don't call it a McMansion. This classic, $10.95 million Connecticut estate is tucked away on 109 acres of countryside in Sharon. Known as "The Colgate Estate", the house was designed by award winning architect J. William Cromwell Jr. for Romulus Riggs Colgate (not that Colgate) and his wife, Susan, in 1903. To add to the... Continue Reading »

Home Sales Rise to 11-Month High

WASHINGTON -- Home sales rose in December to the highest pace in nearly a year. The gain coincides with other signs that show the troubled housing market improved at the end of last year Still, sales remain depressed and ended 2011 well below healthy levels. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Charleston Mansion Will Make You a Believer

With its impeccable wood detailing, majestic grand staircase, stunning ballroom and "collection" of Charleston gardens peppered throughout its sprawling grounds, this home in the heart of The Holy City will have you singing hallelujah. Though, really, it's more than just a home -- it's a slice of history. The newly... Continue Reading »

Open Houses of the Week: Veterans Day Special

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. In honor of Veterans Day, this week we... Continue Reading »

Glass Houses That Will Shatter Your Expectations

Leave the price-range box blank when you surf real estate listings, and you'll see some serious embarrassments of riches: mansions of mind-boggling size that sprawl tens of thousands of square feet or houses built with outrageously expensive materials and finishes. In their over-the-top grandiosity, these houses almost... Continue Reading »

Home Sales on Pace for Dismal Year

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes fell in September. Home sales are on pace to match last year's dismal figures -- the worst in 13 years. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that home sales fell 3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.91... Continue Reading »

Open Houses of the Week: Oct. 1-2

There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful. This weekend we travel the country in search of... Continue Reading »

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