The actor has reportedly purchased a Donald Wexler-designed midcentury modern home for $5.2 million.
Don’t look now, but a new Hollywood golden age may be starting in Palm Springs, Calif.
Following in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor and countless other film stars, who used the desert playground to escape the bright lights and media attention of show business, leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly found respite in Old Las Palmas.
The utilitarian device can be dressed up with themes and high-tech control panels.
There are a number of conversation pieces in Jeff and Karen Armour's 10,000-square-foot French-country-style home in Orange County, Calif. It has a man cave with a golf simulator and a glass conservatory with heated floors. But the highlight is the couple's elevator — a $55,000 homage to Karen's coal-miner grandfather.
Clad in repurposed barn wood, pipe metal and wire mesh, the elevator is decorated to resemble one that might be found in a mine shaft.
Condo owners have largely been quiet in the debate over Biggert-Waters flood insurance reform. Homeowners, however, have reasons to gripe.
The public outcry over skyrocketing flood insurance rates that resulted from the well-intended but deeply flawed Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act has largely been confined to gobsmacked coastal homeowners who saw the subsidized premiums on their vintage homes jump tenfold or twentyfold overnight.
Conspicuously absent in the uproar have been the nation's hundreds of thousands of coastal condo owners. Surely their flood rates have exploded as well, right?
If you're going to San Francisco, well, you've found a good spot for 'upward trending real estate.'
If you live in San Francisco, you can now say you're an inhabitant of the most dynamic city in the world. At least according to the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which compiled a list predicting the 20 most dynamic cities with the most momentum worldwide for 2014.
Using three main categories — commercial real estate (30 percent), socioeconomic momentum (40 percent) and high-value incubators (30 percent) with high-value incubators representing "the quality of a city's education infrastructure, its innovation capability and the strength of its technology sector," according to the study — the firm ranked 111 global cities looking for those with hallmarks of a lively and progressive area. Cities with the ability to adapt and innovate quickly, a knack for fostering new and creative businesses, new building construction and upward trending real estate, made the top 20.
Dog lovers howl over breed blacklists, coverage denials and other insurer issues.
As much as you love your dog, your homeowners insurance company may not, depending on the breed. Your choice of a four-legged "best friend" might make it more difficult for you to find affordable coverage, if you can get coverage at all.
During a prescreening interview for a home insurance policy, Michael Richbourg of Atlanta was asked if he owned any dogs. He answered that he had two mixed breeds. He wasn't sure about one of them, but he said the other appeared to be mostly schipperke (pronounced like "SKIPPER-key"), which are small and foxlike.
Hearing the breed, the agent quietly replied that he could not process Richbourg's application further. It seemed that the insurance company had blacklisted the schipperke as too risky.
When investors buy homes to rent them out, area home prices increase. When they slow down, prices drop.
It was two years ago, almost to the day, that Warren Buffett said on CNBC he would buy up, "a couple hundred thousand" single family homes if it were practical to do so. Some claim that opened the floodgates to investors in the single-family rental trade.
Buffett, however, was just reacting to a trend already underway, and a new asset class that had formed. Firms like Colony Capital, Waypoint and Silver Bay Realty Trust were just a few big names buying thousands of properties and turning them into rentals.
The television personality is buying a home not far from the one she's trying to sell for $2.695 million.
The television personality, fashionista and author just dropped $8.5 million on an amazing oceanfront property in the exclusive Lower Three Arch Bay, a short walk from the home she is currently selling for $2.695 million.
The decrease for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages is the first in four weeks.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 4.28 percent this week, down from 4.37 percent, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The average 15-year rate slipped to 3.32 percent from 3.39 percent, the McLean, Va.-based mortgage-finance company said.