Real Estate Headlines Featuring Cash, Bidding War and Jim Parsons

A collection of the top real estate headlines for the week of May 12, 2014.

With Mother’s Day now in the past, it’s on to graduations, weddings and the impending feeling that you need to start planning that summer vacation. Our homes are suddenly a bit brighter, warmer and feeling like we should spend some more time outside. But before you get the urge to play hooky, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

One eager buyer bought a San Francisco home that wasn’t even for sale.

Here’s a list of what experienced home buyers would do differently when buying their first home.

The Weekly Standard believes there are only two housing markets in America.

The Huffington Post reports that cash is king in today’s real estate market.

Are sellers becoming more aggressive in pricing their homes?

Forbes has 7 ways to pay down your mortgage more quickly.

Do changes in mortgage rates effect housing prices?

Here are 4 strategies to increase your chances of winning a property bidding war.

What are the 10 most stressed out towns to live in?

And finally, The Big Bang Theory‘s, Jim Parsons, is selling his LA home after buying the home of Twilight star, Robert Pattinson,

Husband. Father. Socializer. Mets Lifer. TV Afficianado. Consumer Engager.

David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.