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What Makes the Perfect Listing?

We've already told you that first impressions are everything when it comes to listings. Keep your place neutral (put those family photos away!) so that it will appeal to everyone who walks through, yada,yada,yada. But even that isn't always enough. So what makes for the perfect listing? You'll never guess what... Continue Reading »

Listing Fail: Buy This 'Terrifying' Yet 'Relaxing' Home

There are hilariously weird listings. There are overtly deceptive listings. Then there are just plain confusing listings. Take this recent Craigslist ad for a three-bedroom apartment in the hip Williamsburg neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Its title reads, in bold: "TERRIFYING PLACE SO RELAXING."... Continue Reading »

What in the Weird?! Strangest Real Estate Finds (Listing Fails)

As #houseporn fiends and real estate junkies, there's nothing we love more than poring through fabulous home listings -- except maybe sorting through the tragically un-fabulous ones. They'll definitely make you laugh, and some of them could make you cry. Every week, AOL Real Estate brings you the sorriest listings we could... Continue Reading »

When it comes to selling a home there's a lot to know beyond staging and setting a reasonable list price. As with any industry, there are real estate definitions (homestead, quit-claim) and a set of acronyms (DOM, CMA) that might seem a bit foreign if you've never sold a home before. Turn to this glossary when you're just... Continue Reading »

Home Listings: Only Half of Last Year's Have Sold

Thinking of selling one day, but you're afraid of being one of those sellers who linger on the market, month after month? Well, consider that only about half of the 500,000 listings that went on the market last year in seven major counties had sold as of last week. That's according to a Wall Street Journal article based on... Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Home for Sale: Brentwood Short Sale for $1.399M

Brentwood is one of Los Angeles' more desirable neighborhoods. Located in the hills off Sunset Boulevard near Pacific Palisades, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home has a dreamy lagoon pool, is surrounded by nature and gets plenty of sunlight. And at more than 3,000 square feet it's a bargain too. The... Continue Reading »

$57 Million O.C. Home for Sale

If you've got an extra $57 million to spare and like Southern California, Villa del Lago might be the home for you. While many have lost their houses and others are struggling to keep theirs, developers like John McMonigle are building properties for the uber-uber-rich. Villa del Lago is his latest to hit the listings... Continue Reading »

Kanye West Lists Cartoony Hollywood Home, $3.9M

Hip-hop artist Kanye West's Hollywood Hills home is for sale and from the look of it, West took a page from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. That, or, Pee Wee Herman was hired to decorate the hip-hop artist's home. The musical man-child has been spending much of his time in Diamond Head, Hawaii, where he has a home... Continue Reading »

Apartment Rental Incentives: See What You Can Get

One good thing about the downturned economy and the less-than-stellar housing market is that renters have a lot to chose from. So many, in fact, that landlords across the country have been doing some interesting things to lure people to sign on the dotted line -- which is great news for renters. Incentives can include:... Continue Reading »

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