Archive: May 2013

The New Playboy Mansion?

Playboy mogul and serial entrepreneur Hugh Hefner lives in one of America’s most famous homes, but he didn’t let that get in the way of buying a new $4.995 million place from Coldwell Banker recently.

Paris: Home for the French Open

One of the best grand slam tournaments gets underway as the best tennis players in the world converge on one of the greatest cities in the world, Paris, for the French Open. The clay courts of the French Open are like a second home to Rafael Nadal, but we wanted to take a closer look at some even better places to call home.

Factors to Consider Before Building a Home

For all the benefits building a home can bring, there are still other factors to consider

How to Stage Your Home for Sale

Last week we dedicated an entire week to content for the first time home buyer looking to gain some knowledge before entering the real estate market for the first time. We got lots of good feedback, but one comment asked a very appropriate question, “What about those selling a home?”

Home of the Week: A White House in San Francisco

Our newest Home of the Week looks a whole lot like a certain white house in Washington, D.C.

Real Estate Headlines for the Week Before Memorial Day

While summer doesn’t officially arrive until June, Memorial Day acts as the unofficial kickoff to those summer days. While we are still seven days away from Memorial Day, this is the week that your home starts to transform as you prep for the potential pending BBQ or bringing the outdoor furniture up from the basement. [...]

Tour the Luxury Miami Home of Kim and Kourtney Kardashian

Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian and her family have made a name for themselves. And they have ridiculously nice taste in homes.

Real Estate 101: What is a Walk Through?

Our next post in our real estate terminology series brings us to the walk through. A walk through is more important than one might think.

Common Closing Costs for First Time Buyers

You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:

Real Estate 101: Explaining the Closing Process

It’s closing time on that new home! It’s a joyous occasion, but did you realize that different states of different processes when it comes to closing on a home?

May 17 / 2013