The actress is trying to sell the home for $4.25 million after a price drop.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 15, 2014 1:44PM

ZillowBy Emily Heffter, Zillow

 

Environmentalist-actress Daryl Hannah is selling her sustainable Malibu compound, a hippie hideaway suited for relaxation after an anti-fracking rally.

The "Splash" and "Steel Magnolias" star has been in the news recently because of a reported romance with Neil Young. But that life change isn’t likely the reason she’s selling her Malibu property. She listed it in 2012 for $4.995 million.

 
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The house in northeast Ohio has been on the market for more than two years.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 15, 2014 12:12PM

ZillowBy Christine DiGangi, Credit.com

 

There's a lovely three-bedroom, three-bath home for sale in northeast Ohio listed at a reasonable $295,000 — for its size (2,170 square feet), it's slightly more expensive than the median $120-per-square foot home value in the U.S., at $136 per square foot. The ranch-style home has all sorts of charming touches: It's situated in the woods, has a pond on the property, features wood-burning fireplaces and the rear features large glass windows that let in plenty of natural light and overlook the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The house went on the market more than two years ago and hasn't yet sold.

 

For all its attractive character, this place has an unfortunate past: It was where notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder. He was living alone in his family’s home in 1978 when he lured his first victim, Steven Hicks, into the house, eventually killing him and dismembering the body in the crawl space.

 

Tenants should research their rights before signing a lease agreement.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 15, 2014 9:20AM

 © Getty ImagesBy Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report

 

If you've ever considered becoming a landlord, you've probably wondered if you really want to deal with renters. Whoever rents your property could be a careless slob who sets fire to the home or falls behind on payments. It might be a nightmare experience.

 

Tenants worry, too. With 43 million Americans renting properties, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, some are finding that not every landlord is responsible and ethical.

 

So if you're living under the rule of a landlord who seems unhinged, here’s some advice from experts and renters on how to protect yourself.

 
Tags: rentals

The most expensive homes are spending less time on the market.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 12, 2014 12:24PM

By Stefanos Chen, The Wall Street Journal

 

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Approach is designed to help buyers visualize what a space would look like after a little work.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 12, 2014 9:26AM

By Diana Olick, CNBC

 

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The recently remodeled home, featured in the 1950s and '60s television show, is listed for $5 million.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 12, 2014 8:13AM

ZillowBy Emily Heffter, Zillow

 

Rehabbed from top to bottom, this house will always be remembered as the home of Ozzie and Harriet, America's first real television family between 1952 and 1966. It also served as Ari Gold’s home on "Entourage."

 

When it last changed hands in 2013 for $3.025 million, the home still had the same kitchen layout as it did on television, and Ozzie's wood-paneled "pub room" stood frozen in time, complete with Ozzie's model train. As Yahoo reported, previous owners said the train would sometimes start on its own. And other owners since Ozzie’s death said they would sometimes find a kitchen drawer open beside the sink, presumably because his ghost wanted a bowl of ice cream in the middle of the night.

 
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It's true that fewer homeowners can still profit from refinancing. But that doesn't mean everyone is excluded.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 11, 2014 10:02AM

Nick M. Do/Getty ImagesBy Jeff Brown, MainStreet

 

By now most homeowners know that the refinance ship has sailed. Or has it?

 

For those whose circumstances have recently changed there may still be a chance to get a better mortgage deal. A homeowner whose credit score has improved, for instance, might now be able to get a low enough rate to make the refinance arithmetic work, as could one whose income has risen significantly or one who has given up self-employment to work for a stable firm.

 
Tags: loans

August's year-over-year gain is the first in four years.

By MSN Real Estate partner Sep 11, 2014 8:37AM

Kirby Hamilton/Getty ImagesBy Diana Olick, CNBC

 

After falling for four years straight, the number of U.S. properties scheduled for foreclosure auction in August was higher than it was a year ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. The rise was very small, just 1 percent, but it was, nonetheless, a warning that the foreclosure crisis is not entirely over.

 

"The messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. "The annual increase in foreclosure auctions — the first since the robo-signing controversy rocked the foreclosure industry back in late 2010 — indicates mortgage servicers are finally adjusting to the new paradigms for proper foreclosure that have been implemented in many states, whether by legislation or litigation or both."

 
 

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