This Is Why Being a Homebuyer Really Sucks Right Now

It's not fun being a homebuyer these days. We've heard about rampant bidding wars all over the place and rapidly rising home prices -- which means homebuyers are having difficulty snagging the homes they want, and the ones they do get aren't as cheap as they might have been a few years ago. (Of course, all of that sounds... Continue Reading »

Bet They're Peeved: Texas Town Wrongly Named America's Angriest

The people of Longview, Texas, have something to really be ticked off about after a news article used outdated information to classify the town as the angriest city in America. Esquire magazine crowned Longview with the dishonor in a recent blog post based on data from Gallup's 2012 Well-Being Index. The 2012 survey did not... Continue Reading »

Are Real Estate Commercials Skirting Realities of Homebuying?

You've probably seen those real estate commercials. You know, that one where where the guy's brushing his teeth, the woman's blow-drying her hair and singing in operatic tone, and the overweight man's coming in to take a bath. All in the same bathroom: Or that one with that sweet song and the woman clicking on a... Continue Reading »

Homeowner Robert Phipps Says Neighbor's Solar Panels Are Blinding

There are plenty of environmental and budgetary benefits to installing solar panels on your roof, but there could be one health drawback: permanently blinding your neighbor. Robert Phipps, a homeowner in England, claims that the glare of the sun off of the solar panels on his neighbor's home is so bright that his entire... Continue Reading »

World War II Vet John Potter, 91, Faces Eviction by Daughter

A family feud could end with a 91-year-old World War II veteran (pictured above) on the streets after his own daughter gained ownership of his home in southern Ohio and served him with an eviction notice. Now John Potter's granddaughter, Jaclyn Fraley, is racing against the clock to keep the war vet in the home that he... Continue Reading »

Courtney Sale Ross Officially Lists Hamptons Home for $75 Million

At the end of January, we got all worked up when we heard that Courtney Sale Ross, widow of Time Warner kingpin Steven J. Ross, had slapped her $75 million Hamptons home on the market. At the time, it was a pocket listing -- not open to the public. What must this place look like, we wondered. Well, Ross' monstrous home... Continue Reading »

Realtor Raps On Tight Inventory: 'All the Houses Gettin' Sold'

There are two things you can learn from the video above: housing inventory is really, really tight. ... and Realtors should never rap. Of course, that's just our opinion. And we're sure not everyone will heed our warning. Anyway, Realtor Brian Block of Re/Max Allegiance -- now the Lil' Wayne of home selling --... Continue Reading »

More Young Couples Say 'I Do' to Buying a Home Before Marriage

First comes love ... then comes a house ... then comes marriage. Getting hitched may not be the ultimate sign of commitment these days as more and more couples opt to buy a house together before walking down the aisle, new research shows. Nearly 1 in 4 married couples ages 18 to 34 purchased a home together before... Continue Reading »

Landlord Dennis Alan Van Dusen's Smoke Detectors Hid Spy Cameras

A landlord in Chevy Chase, Md., has pleaded guilty to spying on female tenants living in his suburban home and watching them have sex. Dennis Alan Van Dusen, 64, stuck hidden cameras inside smoke detectors in the home to record his tenants' intimate moments with their boyfriends and also filmed them through windows, NBC... Continue Reading »

Kalamazoo Homeowner Wins $115,000 After Lead-Paint Scare

A family in Kalamazoo, Mich., that bought a home from that city for only $3,200 -- ended up getting $115,000 in return when the fixer-upper turned out to be potentially toxic. The 1,800-square-foot home (pictured above) was a tax foreclosure that the city of Kalamazoo sold to Brandi Crawford Johnson, her husband, Adrian... Continue Reading »

Signs the Housing Recovery Has Moved Into Your Neighborhood

Just because all the talking heads are saying "housing is back!" doesn't mean everyone is buying it. There's a high degree of skepticism surrounding the housing recovery, according to a recent survey by the MacArthur Foundation. According to the survey, 77 percent of homeowners don't believe the housing crisis is over, with... Continue Reading »

Intricate Underground City for Homeless Uncovered In Kansas City, Mo.

Police in Kansas City, Mo., have uncovered an "underground suburb" where homeless people have been living, the likes of which homeless outreach groups have never seen, local station KMBC-TV reported. An intricate network of tunnels and caves had been carved underground, some as far down as 20 to 25 feet. Inside, police... Continue Reading »

Jane Bashara Murder Home: Scene of Notorious Crime Up for Sale

On the market: A cute and spacious 2,800-square-foot Colonial in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., with four beds and baths, remodeled kitchen, wine cellar and bar -- and one heck of a backstory. This quaint abode can be all yours, if you're OK with the fact that it's the notorious scene of a national-headline-grabbing murder.... Continue Reading »

American Dream of ... Renting? Survey Finds Shifting Attitudes Toward Homeownership

The American dream of homeownership for many could be turning into the American dream of renting. Despite a battered housing market that is bouncing back nicely, coupled with historically low interest rates and affordable home prices, a large swath of Americans are beginning to look at renting as an equal or better... Continue Reading »

Pierre Penthouse: What Makes a Home Worth $125 Million?

Though The New York Times got the first look inside New York City's unbelievably opulent Pierre Hotel penthouse (pictured above), the $125 million listing officially stormed the Internet on Tuesday. It's the three-story home atop one of Manhattan's ritziest hotels that was once owned by the late investor Martin Zweig,... Continue Reading »

Man Shames Wife He's Divorcing With Angry Sign Hung on House

Most unhappy couples might prefer that their divorce dramas play out privately in their own homes. This man had a different idea: He's taking the battle with his wife public and letting the drama play out on his home. With a 6-foot-by-4-foot sign blasting his wife affixed to the front of his house, now the whole... Continue Reading »

Tampa Apartment Complex to Get Renovations to Curb Violence

Crime, violence and conditions in which people "are living like pigs" has turned a notorious apartment complex in Tampa, Fla., into a stain on the neighborhood. In the stairwell of the Central Court Apartments is where police shot and killed a 16-year-old who they said was armed last July, sparking a firestorm of... Continue Reading »

Ex-NFL Star Warren Sapp's Florida Mansion Finally Sells

It's been a long road for ex-NFL star Warren Sapp. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle filed for bankruptcy in April 2012, with reportedly nothing left in his bank accounts but a little more than $1,000 from his $77 million in NFL earnings -- and $6.7 million in debt to pay off. He threw... Continue Reading »

Is California's Wild Housing Market a Sign of a Bubble?

California is the comeback kid of the housing recovery. Though home prices are making annual gains not seen since 2006, The Golden State sticks out as one where they are on a startlingly dramatic swing upward. California prices have posted double-digit hikes on a year-over-year basis for eight consecutive months. In other... Continue Reading »

This Is How Comedienne Rita Rudner Sells a Home (VIDEO)

Wanna know something funny about Rita Rudner? She can sell the pants off a home -- if a home wore pants. The legendary comedienne, who became a household name with her sensational stand-up antics, is taking the lead role in selling her own beach house in Dana Point, Calif. And she's hoping that she can make somebody... Continue Reading »

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