It’s still early in 2014, but things are starting to heat up. The Super Bowl matchup is set. The Grammys are coming this week. Then the Super Bowl makes its first cold weather appearance in decades. Before you know it, spring selling season will be here, but before the week gets the best of you here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

Could passive real estate investing be the most reliable investment this year?

Dubai real estate deals topped $64 billion in 2013.

Can rising tides really impact real estate values?

Twilight star, Robert Pattinson, sells his Spanish-style LA home that he once shared with Kristen Stewart.

Interesting story on how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had an impact on housing.

Are young Americans on a home ownership strike?

This upside-down house in Russia is insane.

AOL Real Estate has a slideshow of some pretty incredible glass houses. Owners are encouraged not to throw stones.

Annie Leibovitz has sold her NYC compound for $28.5 million.

And finally, there are only a few days left to vote in the fist ever #HomeRocks award for the best song about home in 2013. Drake fans are falling down on the job.