The newlyweds are reportedly trading Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo's duplex for a SoHo loft.

By MSN Real Estate partner 7 hours ago

ZillowBy Catherine Sherman, Zillow

 

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo made their first red-carpet appearance as newlyweds this week after tying the knot in Mexico last month. The husband and wife are also making real estate moves together, selling Prinsloo's East Village duplex while closing in on a SoHo loft.

Property records show Prinsloo has sold her bachelorette pad for $1.65 million. The buyer, Renata "Noot" Seear, is also a fashion model. The duplex has one bedroom and 1.5 baths with an abundance of natural light. The New York Post notes the best feature is the 800-square-foot private-landscaped backyard — a rarity in Manhattan.

 
Tags: celebrity

Appeal comes as owners of Florida building aim to turn sold units back into apartments on Sept. 5.

By MSN Real Estate partner 10 hours ago

CNBCBy Diana Olick, CNBC

 

Florida condominium owners in danger of losing their homes are making a final desperate plea, hoping that Gov. Rick Scott will intervene.

 

These owners are not in foreclosure, nor are they behind on their mortgages. Instead they are being threatened by a group of developers, Madison Oaks Partners, who are using a Florida state law originally designed to protect homeowners from natural disaster, to terminate the condominium agreement and force them to sell their units.

 

The index measuring signed home-sale contracts increased 3.3 percent on the month.

By MSN Real Estate partner 12 hours ago

By Diana Olick, CNBC

 

Post begins below video

 
Tags: buying

The eight-time Olympic-medal-winning skater is trying to sell his house for $569,900.

By MSN Real Estate partner Wed 3:12 PM

ZillowBy Catherine Sherman, Zillow

 

He's earned eight Olympic medals and even danced with the stars, but there's no slowing down for Apolo Anton Ohno. While training for the 140-mile Ironman World Championship, the speed skater has listed his South Jordan, Utah, home for $569,900.

 

Located at 9762 S. King Benjamin Drive, the 4,607-square-foot house is a custom two-story with an oversized three-car garage.

 

The interior has four bedrooms, four baths, a private master balcony, gourmet kitchen and covered patio.

 
Tags: celebrity

A new homeowner in Oregon got an unpleasant surprise at his new place: A couple had already moved in and claimed his house as theirs.

By MSN Real Estate partner Wed 9:59 AM
Tags: buying

With interest rates at a low for the year, the number of home-loan applications increased 2.8 percent.

By MSN Real Estate partner Wed 9:33 AM

© Alex Stojanov/AlamyBy Diana Olick, CNBC

 

While mortgage rates have teetered within a tight range, even a slight drop in interest rates was enough to boost mortgage applications, which are still coming in at an anemic pace.

 

Total application volume increased 2.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Refinances rose 3 percent week-to-week, but were off 25 percent from a year ago, when mortgage rates were higher. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index also increased 3 percent on week.

 
Tags: loans

The actor reportedly paid $2.375 million for the Hollywood Hills home of the actress.

By MSN Real Estate partner Tue 11:57 AM

ZillowBy Catherine Sherman, Zillow

 

It appears Vince Vaughn has moved on from crashing weddings to buying newlyweds’ homes.

Actress Kate Bosworth, who had a country wedding this spring, listed her Hollywood Hills home for $2.499 million in April. Property records confirm Vaughn just scooped up the Los Angeles property for $2.375 million.

With three bedrooms and three baths, the house is smaller than Vaughn’s La Cañada Flintridge colonial, which Variety aptly called a "Beaver Cleaver-worthy five bedroom." Vaughn and wife Kyla Weber purchased the home last year to make way for baby No. 2.

 
Tags: celebrity

Rates are low, yet sellers are still reducing list prices. Is this a normal market?

By MSN Real Estate partner Tue 11:38 AM

© Alex Raths/Getty ImagesBy Diana Olick, CNBC

 

There has long been a saying in the real estate market that potential homebuyers don't buy according to the home price or the mortgage rate. Instead, "they buy the monthly payment." The monthly payment is, of course, a combination of rate and price, but the weight of each can change dramatically.

 

For example, home prices were able to soar uncontrollably during the last housing boom only because risky mortgage products at the time made monthly payments minuscule and down payments often nonexistent.

 
 

FIND YOUR DREAM HOME OR APARTMENT

or
Powered by

WHAT'S YOUR HOME WORTH?

HOME IMPROVEMENT PROFESSIONALS

Find local plumbers, electricians, contractors and more.