Real Estate

The buy-to-let stampede begins: 'How best to sell my 37 properties?'

Like hundreds of thousands of his generation, Graeme Cook turned to property as his favoured means of amassing wealth.<p>But he started earlier than most, and went into it on a far greater scale.<p>And now, like one in five landlords, Mr Cook, 53, wants an exit strategy. He plans to sell most, if not …

Capital Gains Tax

There's one major thing everyone gets wrong about Amazon and the retail apocalypse

Amazon and the rise of online shopping have been repeatedly blamed for the staggering rate of store closures and bankruptcies disrupting the retail industry in the US.<p>But e-commerce accounts for only a small fraction of the problems pushing many American retailers to the brink of death, according …

eCommerce

Commercial real estate: 5 reasons your building isn’t sold yet

I’ve reasoned for months that Southern California is immersed in a seller’s market — there are many more buyers in the market than sellers — …

Commercial Real Estate

More Americans are renting than at any time in the last 50 years

More US households are headed by renters than at any point during the last five decades. For most, it's not their preference.<p>That's according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Census Bureau.<p>It found that the share of households headed by homeowners stayed relatively flat from 2006, …

Mortgages

Upstairs, Downstairs: A Workshop and Garage Hidden in a Hillside

London-based architects Feilden Fowles designed a combination workshop and garage that is meant to disappear into the hillside at the base of a …

Architecture

51% of Homeowners Have Regrets -- Here's What You Can Learn From Them -- The Motley Fool

The most common: buying a home that's not the right size.<p>More than half of all homeowners say that they have regrets when it comes to their purchase, …

Retirement Planning

Seattle rent comparison: What $1100 rents you right now

Short answer: not much<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in the Seattle area. We've found six listings within $100 of today's price: $1,100.</i><p>There’s no square footage provided for this Fremont studio, but it’s small enough that the bed and …

In the Same Room

In Kirkwood, new agent lists personal ‘flawless’ bungalow; offer tsunami ensues

Activity proves strong interest in Atlanta for non-McMansions, industry greenhorn says<p>Newly christened real estate agent Alison Bahm grudgingly brought her first listing to market — because it was her personal home. To get her business off the ground, she candidly says, her options were either …

Atlanta

Matthew Perry drops $20 million on full-floor penthouse in Century City

Matthew Perry has purchased a full-floor penthouse in Century City for $20 million, or about $2,146 per square foot, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale.<p>The actor, who is currently selling a home in Hollywood Hills West, purchased the 9,318-square-foot unit in July through a …

Los Angeles

The Listings of the Week: Cal Ripken Jr.’s 26-Acre Maryland Estate, an “Inverted Penthouse” in London and More

Tour the five luxury homes featured in our Listing of the Day series this week<p>A video tour of homes in Johannesburg, South Africa; Reisterstown, …

Luxury Homes

One province in Canada's late mortgages are at pre-1990 crash levels

Toronto’s booming real estate sector took Ontario late mortgage payments to a new low. Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) stats show that late payments are at 1990 levels. If you’re unaware, the last low was just before a real estate crash that took 13 years for prices to recover in …

Mortgages

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

This time it pays to go low in Potrero Hill<p><i>Friday is time for the</i> <i>High & the Low</i><i>, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Here’s this week’s pageant of extremes.</i><p>Back in May the brick-clad Georgian masterpiece at 2502 Jackson, circa …

San Francisco

Forget Buying a House: Americans Apparently Spend $900,000 a Month on Avocado Toast

Better start saving now.<p>Have you heard that all it takes to afford a dream home is to avoid eating avocado toast? It's that easy! But apparently, some people didn't get the memo. <i>Time</i> reports that the tech company Square recently released data revealing that Americans spend at least $900,000 per …

Avocado Toast

4 Hamptons homes for sale under 700 sq. ft.

Let’s go tiny<p>Tiny homes are usually considered to be under 500 square feet, but unfortunately the Hamptons real estate market tends to go above and beyond—so there’s not much available as far as the really tiny is concerned.<p>Thankfully, there are quite a few gems out there that are slightly bigger …

Hamptons

Pristine midcentury modern hitting the market for first time since 1956 asks $13.9M

The minimalist home sits on land that was once part of Charlie Chaplin’s Beverly Hills estate<p>On the market for the first time since it was built in 1956—and not altered since—is this midcentury modern in Beverly Hills. The time capsule has held up well. It is the design of renowned Texas architect …

Architecture

Canadians set record with U.S. real estate shopping spree

New report says Canadians spent $19 billion US on homes south of the border in the past year<p>New Brunswick's Joel Levesque had no idea he was helping …

United States

'Entourage' star moves his base of operations to Mt. Olympus

Ari Gold has closed another deal.<p>Actor <b>Jeremy Piven</b>, known for his role as the power agent on the long-running HBO show “Entourage,” has bought a home in the Mount Olympus area of Hollywood Hills West for $6.8 million.<p>Perched on a hilltop, the modern residence employs a switchback design that vaults …

Luxury

Russian spies' New Jersey home heading for sale | Miami Herald

A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies living there is heading for sale.<p>Vladimir and …

New Jersey

Bids start at £1 for this home - and it's not as bad you might expect

A three-bed home is going under the hammer with bids starting at just £1.<p>One. Pound. And no reserve either.<p>Pattinson’s auction arm is flogging lower …

Don’t Let Detroit’s Revival Rest on an Injustice

FIFTY years ago on Sunday the Detroit uprising began. Five days of violence left more than 1,400 buildings burned, more than 7,000 people arrested and 43 people dead — 33 African-Americans and 10 whites. TV sets transported images of cars and buildings engulfed in orange flames and black smoke into …

Property Tax

Revamped 15 Central Park West condo with stellar views asks $70K/month

And for the latest in ridiculous New York City real estate...<p>Robert A.M. Stern’s Limestone Jesus, 15 Central Park West, has just listed another one of its ¨überexpensive, überexclusive apartments but this time, it’s a rental. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom on the building’s 28th floor is going …

Drop in Manhattan Retail Rents Has Retailers Looking

Lower rents and generous tenant incentives persuaded more Manhattan retailers to check out potential shop space in the second quarter, but leasing remained slow as merchants wait to see just how good a deal they can secure, brokers and analysts said.<p>Asking rents for ground-floor spaces dropped in …

eCommerce

Griffith TARDIS-like home snapped up at auction

A Griffith home reminiscent of the flying time machine on <i>Doctor Who</i> was among a string of successful auctions in Canberra on Saturday.<p>A large crowd …

Report: Kushner Discloses 77 More Assets In Revised Filing

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump and a senior White House adviser released a revised version of his personal financial disclosure on Friday which included 77 assets that were “inadvertently omitted," <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported. They included commercial real estate, bonds …

Commercial Real Estate

Interest in energy efficient homes on the rise

Retrofitting a house with energy efficient products could help get a higher sale price.<p>AS energy prices continue to rise, so too does the interest in …

On the Rise

Least expensive home for sale on Further Lane hasn’t changed price in nine months

The asking price is in the land value<p>Further Lane is possibly one of the most notoriously expensive residential areas in the Hamptons. On the border of East Hampton and Amagansett, the lane is home to the largest foreclosure the Hamptons has ever seen (with a whopping $12.3 million closing price), …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave

<i>From the architect.</i> About Refuges Périurbains:
The fringes of Bordeaux remain relatively unknown. As is common to this periphery in most cities, …

Architecture

Kingdom of Morocco buys Massachusetts Avenue Heights home for $14M

One of the highest home sales of the year!<p>When it comes to Washington, D.C.’s biggest home sales in 2017, Massachusetts Avenue Heights seems to be the neighborhood of the year. Once again, a home in the neighborhood has sold, this time topping the charts at $14 million.<p>The 1962-built home was …

Here’s a Really Good Sign the Economy Is Rebounding

Residential construction rebounded from a three month decline in June with housing starts increasing to 1.22 million, according to the U.S. Census …

Finance

With prices at home surging, Canadians have been snapping up U.S. real estate en masse

Most purchases took place in parts of the U.S. known as vacation destinations, such as Florida and Arizona, according to a report released by the …

United States