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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

Shared via Kindle. Description: This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not …

Despite split, Tarek and Christina El Moussa get 20 new ‘Flip or Flop’ episodes

The original HGTV hit “Flip or Flop” starring Orange County’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa, who are going through a divorce, will get 20 new …

Christina El Moussa

Orange County condo prices hit all-time high as buyers are priced out of house market

Central Park West, a 42-acre master-planned, urban community consisting of about 1,380 condos in low-rise buildings. The median price of an existing …

Real Estate

Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood house is for sale for $6.9M

It’s a luscious property with citrus trees<p>This will blow your skirt up: The ravishing Spanish-style home in Brentwood once owned by Marilyn Monroe is returning to the market for $6.9 million.<p>The actress owned the rambling property—which holds citrus trees, a main house with two bedrooms, a guest …

Houses

Michigan lender settles allegations it overcharged California borrowers

Mortgage lender and servicer United Shore Financial Services has agreed to pay at least $1.4 million to settle allegations it overcharged California borrowers for interest, a state regulator announced Monday.<p>The firm has already refunded more than $293,000 to thousands of borrowers and will dole …

21st Century

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Erin Brockovich will visit Christchurch on April 10 to meet with residents impacted by the 2011 earthquake.<p>International consumer rights advocate …

Flint

Neutra’s Clark Residence hits market for $4.25M in Pasadena

The spiffy 1957 modern was restored by Marmol Radziner<p>After seeing Richard Neutra deliver a lecture in 1955, John and DeVee Clark—a musician and a teacher—commissioned the brilliant architect to design a home for them and their two children in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood. One of two Neutras …

China Home Sales Surge 23% in First Two Months, Defying Curbs - Bloomberg

China home sales remained resilient in the first two months of the year, signaling policy makers are struggling to check the booming housing …

Curving House Facade Wrapped Around An Olive Tree

Casa Kwantes is definitely not the type of house that would blend in, especially in a traditional setting which is pretty much how you could describe …

Architecture

Historic Browning House, iconic Tudor Revival in Old Town Tustin, is on the market

The 3,600-square-foot house is set beyond a gated driveway on a half acre in Old Town Tustin. (Photo by Greg Rys)<p>The home has steeply pitched and …

Houses

Thinking of Rigging Your Home With Smart Devices? Start Here

<i>Shopping for consumer electronics can be overwhelming. The staff of the The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product review websites owned by The New York Times Company, do the hard work of narrowing down the options. We spoke with Grant Clauser,</i> <i>smart home</i> <i>editor at The Wirecutter, about how to sort</i> …

Smart Homes

Here's a Better Way to Calculate the True Rent vs. Buy Costs

In my last commentary, I wrote about the misleading math behind the rent vs. buy calculation. My main point was that focusing on the direct, total …

Make your home smarter by replacing your light switches with Brilliant Controls

Brilliant Controls replace your existing light switches to add smart home control capabilities to your rooms. The Brilliant Control features a color …

‘Chateau Montagel’ to be sold at auction

<b>NORTH SHELBY</b> – One of Alabama’s largest homes will be sold at auction and could go for less than half of its listed price.<p>It will still cost the …

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

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These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

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Blaming Toronto's housing 'mania' on first-time homebuyers is a 'red herring'

Mark Blinch/Reuters<p>Canadian home prices just saw the largest 12-month increase in a decade amid the ongoing housing boom in Toronto.<p>The annual rate of national house price inflation climbed to 13.0% year-over-year in January, up from the prior month's reading of 12.3%, according to the latest …

Midcentury Brutalist beauty wows in Dallas, wants $2.3M

What a jaw-dropper<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Dallas, Texas<p><b>Price:</b> $2,295,000<p>From the exterior, this marvelous building in Dallas, Texas …

Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand

With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.<p>In New Zealand, a few weeks at the beach is regarded less as a luxury than a birthright. As transit improved in the postwar era, families migrated to the sea en masse to vacation in "baches," modest …

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Be sure to learn the actual meaning of these real estate 'code words' before looking for a new place

HGTV's "Property Brothers" and co-authors of "Dream Home," Drew and Jonathan Scott, gave us the inside scoop on tricky real estate code words. Look out for these terms on listings – they have hidden (and unpleasant) meanings.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser and Arielle Berger</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Midcentury Palm Springs home, impressively restored, asks $587K

Designed in 1958 by Palmer & Krisel<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Palm Springs, California<p><b>Price:</b> $587,000<p>Here’s a fascinating look at a total …

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12 States With Rock-Bottom Mortgage Rates

It's looking like a pretty good time to buy a home, if you're in the market for one. Interest rates have been near historic lows for many years now, but have started inching up. The national average mortgage interest rate is interesting, but the actual rate you're quoted where you live might be a …

Mortgages

Architect couple’s 11-foot-wide house makes small living stylish

Cute!<p>Japan doesn’t have a monopoly on the skinny house, though the southeast Asian country’s dense metropolises have garnered attention for their affinity for the dwelling type. Case in point? This 3.4-meter-wide (that’s 11 feet), 20-meter-deep (65 feet) home for an architect couple in Rotterdam, …