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Why Every Billionaire Invests in Real Estate

This guide is going to show you some of the reasons you should be investing in real estate--and not just in startups.<p>If you are someone who is looking to invest money, you may think one good option is to look at startups. However, there are also compelling reasons to be investing in real estate, …

Real Estate

The most innovative homes in America, according to architects

1/<p>The Hog Pen Creek Retreat in Austin, Texas was designed by Lake|Flato Architects. it has a 75-foot lap pool ...<p>Casey Dunn<p>2/<p>... and huge windows to …

Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

First-time buyers are skipping the starter home and saving for the big house in the suburbs

Forget the starter home. Today’s first-time buyers want a place they’ll live in for a long time — possibly even into retirement. And this ideal home …

Real Estate

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

These Are the 30 Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Surprise: There's a lot of California here.<p>The annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways shows the best communities in the company to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home.<p>The rankings analyzed five different …

California

Why It's Better to Live Near a Target Than a Walmart

It’s widely known that location matters, especially when it comes to the value of your home. And the difference between living near a Target (tgt) …

Unconventional real estate developer Mike Harrah sets sights on the Orange County Register

Some real estate developers like to avoid calling attention to themselves.<p>Mike Harrah isn't one of them.<p>He stands 6 foot 6, weighs about 275 pounds and sports a signature ZZ Top beard.<p>He's flown his own Cobra attack helicopter in stunts for Hollywood movies and boasts on his website about "driving …

Real Estate

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home? Mortgage site HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to fourth-quarter 2015 data.<p>Thanks to lower mortgage rates and home prices, houses were more affordable in nearly …

The 50 best places to live in America for 2018

When deciding where to put down roots, many factors are in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family.<p>Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. …

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Donald Trump is not America's richest real estate tycoon — it's another Donald who's worth almost $17 billion

California native Donald Bren is the wealthiest real estate baron in America, with an estimated net worth of nearly $17 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, nearly six times President Trump's fortune.<p>Unlike Trump, whose wealth is inherited according to Bloomberg, Bren is a …

In Detroit, people are urged to get a second mortgage when buying a house

The housing market in Detroit is so troubled that a new program has been created to help home buyers take out two mortgages when buying a home — one …

Real Estate

New York’s Next Hot Neighborhoods

Bushwick, Brooklyn, is over. Ridgewood, Queens, had its hipster moment.<p>Townhouses have been selling for more than $1 million in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for some time. And investors are beating a path to the South Bronx and Staten Island.<p>In New York City real estate, the quest for the next hot …

Real Estate

Here's the Only Home Renovation List You'll Need

Check out this everything-and-the-kitchen-sink guide to nailing that next project.<p>Before you hammer away at your home improvement to-do list, check out this to-the-letter guide to nailing that next project.

Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions. But did you know there's a whole list of other homeowner-related tax breaks that you might be leaving on the table?<p>We're not talking chump change, either. …

Meet The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism To The Masses

When you think of tract homes, you think of houses that look the same: the same color scheme, the same style; homes that form two uninteresting walls on either side of a suburban street. That might be the case today, but nearly 60 years ago — at a time when "real" architects wouldn't touch tract …

Architecture

The 9 Most Important Lessons I Learned About Money When I Became a Landlord

With 30 years under my toolbelt as a landlord, I've had my share of lessons learned — so I thought it was about time I put some of those learnings …

5 REITs To Buy Now And Hold Forever

Now that everyone’s a bit fearful, it’s time for us contrarians to get greedy for yield.<p>Last week, we discussed three great dividend stocks to buy now and hold forever. These top-notch businesses are going to grow their earnings steadily in the years and decades ahead. And they’re selling at …

Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world

Hong Kong's stratospherically expensive housing market is so unaffordable it's set a new global record.<p>The median price of a home in Hong Kong is 19 times the city's median annual household income, according to the latest survey by the public policy firm Demographia.<p>That eye-watering multiple is …

Hong Kong

Surreal estate: a piece of medieval Italy – in pictures

This fully habitable stone property from the 1600s is in the popular hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, north of Rome<p>This fully restored three-bedroom stone property, dating back to 1600, is in the tiny medieval hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Italian province of …

A Bold Experiment In Building Homes The Middle Class Can Afford

Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.<p>Sandwiched between a nondescript duplex and industrial warehouse in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, a modern, two-story home stands out from its neighbors thanks to …

Housing

Slovakian home uses STEKO, a unique construction method from Switzerland

Owners of this estate in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, replaced some of the dilapidated buildings on the property with a …

Blend Wants To Approve Mortgages In Minutes, Not Weeks

Anyone who has taken out a mortgage knows it can be an exhaustive and time consuming process. The average time between applying for and closing a …

This Man Transformed a 700-Year-Old Cave Into His Dream Home

You'll be shocked to find out just how many modern-day luxuries it features.<p>You won't find Fred Flintstone living in this unique abode. Even though Angelo Mastropietro built his dream home out of a 700-year-old cave (hand-carving 250-million-year-old Triassic sandstone in the process) it's far from …

5 dirty mortgage secrets I learned while working as a loan tracker

When you take out a home mortgage, auto loan, or any other type of collateral loan, you're contractually obligated to adhere to certain requirements.<p>After you sign the documents, they're sent to a third-party vendor hired by the bank to track its loan portfolios. You may not realize a few things …