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Want Unique Novelty Real Estate? Try These $1 Million Home Conversions

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Historic, Homes for Sale, House Features, Listings, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Square Footage, Vacation Property   •   0 comments Oct 31, 2011

Last week, we talked about if you should opt for a smaller home. Now, we’re going to the other end of the spectrum and looking at large, expensive, yet unique homes. These unconventional pieces of novelty real estate all had humble, sometimes historic beginnings — barns, churches, cider mills. But then someone came along with

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Real Estate Tips: Why You Should Consider a Smaller Home

Stephanie in Architecture, Buyer Tips, Design, Homebuyers, Homeownership, House Features, Market Trends, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips, Square Footage   •   1 comment Oct 26, 2011

Bigger isn’t always better. Everyone’s heard this adage before, but never has it been more true than in this unemployment-prone, recession-era real estate market. Prior to the housing bubble bursting, many homeowners wanted sprawling estates and mini-mansions decked out with all the niceties of First World living. Now, however, in the age of 9.1% unemployment

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Check Out 2011's Top 5 Best and Worst Housing Markets in America

ddai in Discounted Homes, Florida, Homes for Sale, Market Trends, Median Home Price, Real Estate   •   0 comments Oct 25, 2011

Here’s something you probably already knew: The real estate market stinks like a dead skunk in the middle of the road. Shocking, I know, but it’s very true. Just try hopping in your car and taking a drive through any given residential neighborhood. You’re essentially guaranteed to see a number of “For Sale” signs that,

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Check Out 2011’s Top 5 Best and Worst Housing Markets in America

Stephanie in Discounted Homes, Florida, Homes for Sale, Market Trends, Median Home Price, Real Estate   •   0 comments Oct 25, 2011

Here’s something you probably already knew: The real estate market stinks like a dead skunk in the middle of the road. Shocking, I know, but it’s very true. Just try hopping in your car and taking a drive through any given residential neighborhood. You’re essentially guaranteed to see a number of “For Sale” signs that,

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This Lake Erie Novelty Real Estate Just About Has It All

Stephanie in Architecture, Celebrity Homes, Design, Homes for Sale, House Features, Listings, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Square Footage   •   2 comments Oct 24, 2011

The homes of the rich and famous always make for some of the most interesting novelty real estate. First, Movoto covered the Horus-Eye Eco House gifted to Naomi Campbell for her birthday, and now we’re highlighting Waterwood Estate. Located at 5605 W. Lake Road in Vermilion, Ohio, this amazing $19.5 million-dollar property was talked about

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Movoto Named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Silicon Valley

in Movoto.com, Product Blog   •   0 comments Oct 21, 2011

Movoto was ranked as the 14th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley. You can read a full wrap up of the top Fast-Private 2011 companies to get a sense of what companies have been doing well in Silicon Valley over the past several years. We were also pat of Inc’s 5000 fastest growing private

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The Sunniest City in the U.S.

in Novelty Real Estate   •   0 comments Oct 20, 2011

With cooler mornings and shorter days, it is clear that Autumn has arrived and Winter is on its way. While some may welcome the colder, cloudier days, those who thrive in the sunshine are busy preparing for the weather change and dreaming of sunnier, warmer times. In a nod to the end of summer, we are profiling America’s

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Good News: Mortgage Refinancing May Get Easier Soon

Stephanie in Homeownership, Interest Rates, Mortgage, Opinions, Real Estate   •   0 comments Oct 19, 2011

It may be hard to believe, but real estate news these days isn’t all bad. Take, for example, the news that mortgage refinancing may soon get a lot easier for those whose homes are underwater. In an article written yesterday, SFGate (the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle) reported that the President and other

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Famous House Guests Loved These American Homes for Sale

Stephanie in Architecture, Historic, Homes for Sale, House Features, Listings, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Square Footage, Vacation Property   •   1 comment Oct 18, 2011

Conversation pieces make for interesting discussions. They can range from the small and inexpensive to the huge and costly. Many can’t afford the latter, but if you can, what better way to get a few tongues wagging than with a home that played host to a famous house guest or two?  A Yahoo! Real Estate

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How to Install Vinyl Bathroom Flooring in Just 6 Steps

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Homeownership, House Features, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips, Seller Tips   •   0 comments Oct 17, 2011

Does your bathroom’s vinyl floor look like the 1970s or 1980s threw up on it? If so, you probably want to revamp your flooring, regardless of whether you’re looking to sell your home or planning on keeping it and raising your home’s value. You could paint over said vinyl floor if you want a cheap

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