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The Narcissist Number and Sales

…Obviously worried about appearances, my son took a picture of me exaggerating the size of a fish.<p>We all hear a lot about narcissism and social media …

Personality

Fort Worth builder using digital funding platform to finance community | Real Estate

A Fort Worth-based developer is moving ahead with plans to use a digital currency platform to fund its $655 million residential project in Tarrant …

Real Estate

Is It Worth Going Green?

If the costs were the exact same, most people would prefer a more environmentally-friendly product. However, when "green" products cost more, the …

Sustainability

Will Millennials Follow in Parents' Home-Buying Footsteps?

All eyes in the housing industry are on where millennials are moving next. They are alternately billed as the future of the single-family housing market and that of the multifamily sector.<p>Actually, it’s probably both, given the size and diversity of the age group. And this future has been a long …

Real Estate

State Supreme Court deliberates on seawall case

The California Supreme Court on Thursday grilled attorneys for the state Coastal Commission and two Encinitas homeowners in a hearing over a seawall …

Judiciary

Judge Rules Against Couple In Real Estate Lawsuit Because of the Emojis They Used in Texts

Think twice before using your next emoji. It could be used against you in a court of law.<p>That’s what one Israeli couple discovered after a real …

Real Estate

Our Design Awards Are Back, Launching June 1

This summer, the Gardenista Considered Design Awards are back—and it’s time to get your submissions in order. The Gardenista contest is open to …

Gardening

One country is dominating US home sales to foreign buyers

Mainland Chinese buyers disappeared after China’s new capital controls were rolled out. Despite the lack of capital being exported, anecdotal evidence has been appearing in US media to the contrary. This “evidence” often quotes Juwai inquiries from 2016, before the new controls. Now we finally have …

Real Estate

Can Real Estate Save Macy's Inc Stock?

A highly valuable real estate portfolio was supposed to put a floor on the shares as activist investors pushed for a REIT spinoff. Instead, the …

Stocks

The Case To Paint Your Whole House Mint Green

Pastel shades have come and gone and come again. It can be hard to decorate with those pale pinks and soft blues without making your space look like …

Houses

17 features that will make your home’s value explode this year

2017 is the year of the financially-savvy buyer.<p>Research by Gocompare.com found that many potential buyers are prioritizing "efficiency, security and …

AOL

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Remembering Early Investment Lessons or Oatmeal Never Killed Anyone

Beyond most of the thoughts you might have when buying investment property, being fairly certain of a profit should be an early rule. I can remember …

Real Estate

Atlanta renters flocking to suburbs, outpacing urban growth, study says

Apartments may dominate residential development in the city, but suburban rentals are really booming<p>Atlanta is ceaselessly cited as being a posterchild for suburban sprawl, with single-family homes extending miles and miles in every direction from the heart of the city.<p>And with no natural …

Cities

The salary you need to afford a home in 20 major US cities

As housing prices continue to rise, it becomes increasingly difficult for first-time home buyers to break into the market.<p>But not all markets are …

Real Estate

Tom Hanks sells a pair of Pacific Palisades houses for $17.5M

They’re right next door to one another<p>Patience has paid off for Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson. Nearly a year ago, the couple listed two Pacific Palisades homes located right next to one another for a combined $18 million. Now, <i>Variety</i> reports that a single buyer has …

Real Estate

What foreigners must invest around the globe to secure a 'golden visa' | Real Estate

<i>The Associated Press</i><p>From the United States and Canada to small islands in Europe and the Caribbean, Chinese are spending billions on new passports …

Real Estate

One of Johnny Depp's LA Penthouses Is Listed for $2.5M

Johnny Depp has quite an interesting real estate portfolio. Specifically, because he owns five penthouses, all in the same building. He put all five …

Chinese families spent $24 billion on 'golden visas' to U.S., other countries | Real Estate

When the sister of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom …

China

Spectacular swimming pool designs

We know that not everybody has the garden space or budget for a pool, but now that summer looks to be well and truly on the way, we can't help but …

Architecture

Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

Answering these seven questions can help you figure out whether it’s the right move for you to make now

Merrill Lynch

Simon Property Group And Federal Realty Investment Trust

Simon Property Group and Federal Realty Investment Trust are two of the most highly respected REITs.<p>A brief overview of these two high quality …

Investing

How to build your grand design for a humble price

A pioneering project in Cornwall is laying the foundations for a revolution in the way British homes are bought and built<p>Building your own home is a bit like making a cake – you either start from scratch or use a ready-made mix. “The customer gets to design the cake, but then gives it to a chef to …

Housing

FEMA Flood Zones Changing in August…If Buying or Building, Check first!

If adopted, the FEMA flood maps will change in August. Most of the island changes very little…a few areas become more favorable, but some properties, …

Efficient tiny apartment follows Japanese organization method

The Sydney flat measures just 258 square feet<p>Could you live in an apartment that measures just 24 square meters—that’s about 258 square feet—and with another person, to boot? If said apartment were designed to be as efficient as possible as this one in Sydney, then the answer would be a resounding …

Architecture

Please stop driving into this house, it's had 48 cars crash into it in 2016 alone

The first thing you see at this house is a huge yellow banner with the Chinese character for "slow."<p>That's because 48 cars and trucks barrelled into the family's front yard last year <i>alone</i>.<p>According to a report by the <i>Beijing Youth Daily</i>, the house in Heilongjiang, northern China, is situated by a …

China

Generation of Renters Now Buying

First-time buyers are rushing to buy homes after a decade on the sidelines, promising to kick a housing market already flush with luxury sales into higher gear.<p>Tracking home sales to a particular age group is hard, but a series of data points form a mosaic of a generation of young people ready to …

Real Estate

The retail apocalypse is demolishing mall investors

Even the biggest.<p>The closure of thousands of retail chain stores last year and this year, with many more to come – from big anchor tenants such as Macy’s to smaller stores such as Payless Shoes – and the bankruptcies and debt restructurings ricocheting through the industry are having an impact on …

Real Estate

This Historic California Home Is a Westworld Filming Location

It's on the market for $1.94 million<p>While fans of HBO's thriller wait patiently for more teasers from the second season, we're getting a look at a real <i>Westworld</i> filming location. Dr. Robert Ford, the mastermind behind the Western-themed robot amusement park in the show, used this historic residence …

Real Estate