Welcome to 2013. Merry New Year as Billy Ray Valentine of Trading Places would say. So as you dust off the confetti from your New Year’s Eve festivities hear are some real estate headlines to help you ring in the new year:

Norstone USA has a really interesting infographic on the top DIY home improvement projects of 2012.

CBS News thinks real estate is on the road to recovery.

The Real Deal has a list of the top 10 real estate stories of 2012.

Everyone has a list for you. MSN shares the 10 most expensive homes of 2012.

AOL shares 5 real estate resolutions you should make in 2013.

I think 2012 was the year of the tiny house. Take a look at how people are living large in small houses.

HGTV has a quiz to find out what type of home style you are.

And finally, you’re going to want to see the “Transformer of Sinks” and other amazing kitchen sinks in this gallery.


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