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Southern California home prices jump again as short supply fuels bidding wars

Southern California home prices jumped in February, posting the largest increase in more than a year, as buyers rushed to outbid one another for a meager selection of homes for sale.<p>The six-county region's median price for new and resale homes hit $460,000 last month, up $5,000 from January, real …

Real Estate

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Where Are the Top Real Estate Markets in the World?

Mitch Roschelle, PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, discusses the state of the global real estate market with Bloomberg's Betty Liu and Yvonne Man on …

The U.S.' priciest house for sale is a Bel-Air mansion that includes 7 staffers and a helicopter

Los Angeles has just reached new heights in over-the-top real estate opulence.<p>The city now boasts the most expensive home for sale in the country: a newly built Bel-Air mega-mansion listed Wednesday at a quarter billion dollars.<p>It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread …

Real Estate

Coast To Coast, These Counties Are Best Bets For Real Estate Investment In 2017

<b>The best spots for real estate investment in EVERY state – coast to coast</b><p>It’s tough enough to invest in rental property in your own back yard, much less halfway across the country. At Local Market Monitor, we identify markets throughout the country where the climate is favorable for investors – but …

Real Estate

Controls put China property market on roller-coaster ride: Wanda's Wang | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, criticized the country’s close control of its property industry, saying the “excessive cyclicality” caused by that was a reason for his conglomerate’s planned move to exit the real estate development business.<p>FILE PHOTO: Wang Jianlin, …

China

Toronto’s hot housing market spills over to condo rentals

Toronto's sizzling housing market is spilling over into the region's rental market, pushing up rents to new records as tenants fought over a shortage of rental listings.<p>Average rents for condos rose 11.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the same period a year earlier, hitting …

Best Countries and Places to Retire to in 2017 | Investopedia

If you’re hoping to stretch your retirement dollars further, a move abroad may be the answer. Living in a foreign land offers a chance to see more of …

Retirement

What Millennials Want: Homes Designed for Connection and Convenience

Miami to see uptick in luxury rentals, luxury developers bet big on the Dubai waterfront and more news from the around the globe<p>Onsite co-working …

Real Estate

2017: Year of the Renter

New York renters would be the first to tell you that rents go in only one direction: up. But after a long and relentless climb to historic highs, the momentum has stalled.<p>With renters unwilling, or unable, to pay ever higher sums, rents have largely flatlined. And it seems we have come to the year …

Real Estate

This company will help with a down payment, but it wants a stake in your new home

When Ricardo and Catherine Soto were looking to buy a home in Chula Vista, they knew that even after selling their old house in El Cajon they would be able to afford a down payment of only about 10%.<p>But when buying a home, 20% is the magic number. It means not only borrowing less but also avoiding …

Real Estate

How a home made in seven days could help solve the housing crisis

In Elements’ factory in Telford, Shropshire, workers are making homes destined for a 23-floor high-rise in Greenwich, south-east London.<p>Each module takes seven days to make: on day three it is painted, on day four the windows are installed. Electrics and plumbing are fitted, and all the furnishings …

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Low-Cost Houses In Two Days

At 1,000 bricks an hour, the machine is going to put a human to shame.<p>A new bricklaying robot–designed to build an entire house in two days–was originally created to help meet labor shortages. But the robot can also cut construction waste and save so much money that it could be a viable way to …

Robotics

In Luxury Property Taxes, U.S. is Among the World’s Lowest

European countries rank the highest, says new study<p>U.S. property taxes on luxury homes are less than one-fifth the global average, making them among …

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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How Two Millennials Launched Reonomy, A Real Estate Data Startup That Has Secured $22M In Funding

Although Millennial Charlie Oshman didn’t have any commercial real estate experience, that didn’t stop him from co-founding Reonomy, one of the best funded CRE-tech startups.<p>Reonomy is a technology platform that provides a simple and easy way for brokers, investors and lenders to sort through …

Real Estate

At Dizzying Heights, Prices of Luxury Apartments May Have Found Ceiling

It’s a question of supply and demand.<p>On a seven-block stretch of 57th Street and nearby, there are at least 300 apartments in seven buildings priced at a billionaire-friendly $5,000 a square foot either for sale or scheduled to go on the market in the next 24 months.<p>But despite a record $100 …

Real Estate

It's a Great Time to Be a Landlord

It's an excellent time to be a landlord. Amid a U.S. recovery that has been frustratingly slow for most folks, property owners' share of the economic …

Housing

Here are winter’s top 5 hottest single-family housing markets

Where will the hottest markets be as we move into the busy spring homebuying season?<p><b>Ten-X,</b> formerly <b>Auction.com</b>, released its report on the top …

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

House Design

17 US cities where people are flipping houses like crazy

According to data from the real-estate data firm RealtyTrac, 5.5% of all home sales in 2015 were from house flips, up from 5.3% in 2014.<p>"As confidence in the housing recovery spreads, more real-estate investors and would-be real-estate investors are hopping on the home-flipping bandwagon," Daren …

House flipping is back and Tampa Bay again is near the top

House flipping enjoyed a big spurt of activity in 2015, and there were few busier places for flipping than the Tampa Bay area.<p>Among 110 metro areas …

Real Estate

The World’s Most Expensive Billionaire Homes

Billionaires have been trading multimillion-dollar real estate with tremendous zeal in recent years, slapping down record sums for trophy homes while quietly floating other properties in their portfolios through brokers in unofficial, off-market offerings. While the downturn paused activity in the …

Real Estate

Inside the Big Lebowski house – a masterpiece donated to Lacma

The Sheats-Goldstein house will be left to the Los Angeles museum by the businessmen who bought and restored it with the original architect John Lautner<p>To get to architect John Lautner’s Sheats-Goldstein house in Los Angeles, you drive upward to where the Hills of Beverly become mere mounds …

Architecture

When Does It Make Sense to Buy Instead of Rent in NYC?

It's more expensive now than ever to buy (and rent) property in New York City, but new and surprising analysis shows that owning is worth it in most neighborhoods after a rather short amount of time. StreetEasy has evaluated the tipping point, or the median number of years it would take for the …

New mortgage rules go into effect, part of Liberal plan to limit risks

Canadians looking to buy homes between $500,000 and $1-million will have to put down larger down payments as new federal rules took effect Monday.<p>Under the changes, home buyers must now put at least 10 per cent down on the portion of a home that costs more than $500,000.<p>Buyers can still put down …

Mapped: The new property hotspots in London

House hunters are waking up to the potential of Crossrail, which is set to open fully in 2019<p>Click here if you are viewing this map on iPad<p><b>The blue dots represent areas with the highest increase in demand since last year, while the orange dots are those areas with the strongest overall demand.</b><p>The …

European Castles For The Price Of A Toronto House

With the loonie collapsing by 30 per cent against the U.S. dollar over the past few years, Canadian housing should look a lot cheaper when compared …

Housing market ends 2015 with a bang as prices jump by 6.4%

The housing market ended 2015 with a bang as property prices rose at the fastest pace since January last year, official figures show.<p>The biggest …