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Archive for November, 2011

Young Entrepreneurs Finding Real Estate Success — Real Estate News

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Homeownership, House Features, Los Angeles Real Estate, Northern California, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Southern California, Square Footage   •   2 comments Nov 30, 2011

Everyone’s heard the phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. But in some cases, I’d like to think that those who get going aren’t so much tough as they are determined dreamers. Never has this been more apparent than now, as a new trend is starting to take place. Specifically, some entrepreneurs

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Novelty Real Estate No More: Doomed and Demolished American Mansions

Stephanie in Architecture, Celebrity Homes, Design, Florida, Green Homes, Historic, House Features, Northern California, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Square Footage   •   1 comment Nov 29, 2011

Some people buy mansions in order to live in them. Others buy them in order to tear them down and build their own unique manse in its place. The following are all gloriously huge, over-the-top mansions that have been torn down (or are in danger of being torn down) by their new owners so that

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6 Real Estate Tips for Choosing Your Dream Home

Stephanie in Real Estate Tips   •   0 comments Nov 28, 2011

The term “dream home” means a lot of different things to a wide variety of people. To some, it means a cozy cabin on an acre or two of lake-front property near a small town. To others, it means an average-sized two-story dwelling in a friendly suburb. And then there are people who want the

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Novelty Real Estate Fit For a Hobbit in Middle Earth

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Green Homes, House Features, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate   •   0 comments Nov 25, 2011

In love with “The Lord of the Rings” movies? Then grab something to wipe your mouth with, because you’ll be drooling like crazy over this home. The U.K. Daily Mail and conservative news website The Blaze both reported recently on the home of 32-year-old Welshman Simon Dale, his wife Jasmine Saville, and their two children

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September 2011 Saw Record High in Remodeling Activity

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Homeownership, House Features, Market Trends, Real Estate   •   0 comments Nov 24, 2011

While it may be true that remodeling activity suffered a decrease in 2011’s third quarter, it conversely reached a new record high back in September. Those two statements may seem to contradict each other, but they really don’t. It turns out that, year-over-year, September 2011 saw a remodeling activity rate increase of 34%, according to

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Real Estate Tips: How to Care for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Homeownership, House Features, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips   •   0 comments Nov 23, 2011

I’ve got a burning question for you: We here at Movoto have covered lawn care before, but what’s one aspect of the home we haven’t written about? The answer would be a wood-burning fireplace. If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace, you’re sure to know about its upsides — its light, its warmth, its

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Why HOAs Are Un-American — A Real Estate Opinion Piece

Stephanie in Florida, Homeownership, House Features, Opinions, Real Estate   •   1 comment Nov 22, 2011

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The following views are those of the writer and do not represent those of Movoto or its other employees. Normally, I try to steer clear of overtly political commentary in my articles here at Movoto. I generally try to stick to the topic of each blog and leave politics out of it as

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Rockin' Novelty Real Estate: Celebrity Rocker Homes for Sale

ddai in Architecture, Celebrity Homes, Design, Historic, Homes for Sale, House Features, Listings, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Southern California, Square Footage   •   0 comments Nov 21, 2011

If there’s one group of people that we’ve had yet to target with a novelty real estate blog, it’s hard rock fans. We’ve covered homes that would appeal to fans of politicians, artists, photographers, inventors, and models, but homes that might catch the eye of hard rock legend fans have yet to be represented. Luckily,

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Rockin’ Novelty Real Estate: Celebrity Rocker Homes for Sale

Stephanie in Architecture, Celebrity Homes, Design, Historic, Homes for Sale, House Features, Listings, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Southern California, Square Footage   •   0 comments Nov 21, 2011

If there’s one group of people that we’ve had yet to target with a novelty real estate blog, it’s hard rock fans. We’ve covered homes that would appeal to fans of politicians, artists, photographers, inventors, and models, but homes that might catch the eye of hard rock legend fans have yet to be represented. Luckily,

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Opinion: 5 Real Estate Tips to Learn From This Guy

Stephanie in Buyer Tips, Foreclosures, Homebuyers, Homeownership, Opinions, Real Estate, Real Estate Tips   •   0 comments Nov 18, 2011

Many people lost their homes when the real estate bubble burst several years back. Some may think it was because the majority made bad decisions due to the fact that they didn’t know better — they just weren’t financial experts. Except this guy was a financial expert. Carl Richards is a financial adviser, speaker, writer,

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