The NFL is in the middle of preseason. High schools and colleges across the country are prepping for the first game of the season. And fantasy football leagues around the globe are scheduling draft dates. Football season is here and it just makes things better. But before you look at your favorite team’s depth chart, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

World champion boxer, Manny Pacquiao, has his LA home up for sale.

Cash truly is king. So far 60% of homes sold in 2013 went to cash buyers.

CNBC has a list of housing’s top 10 turnaround towns.

Not only has R. Kelly fallen from music fame, but his home that was once worth $5.2 million is now listed for $587,000.

One Lifehacker writer has written a post titled: 5 things I wish I had known before I bought a house.

Planetizen wonders why America hasn’t embraced the “passive house” when much of Europe has?

KCM Blog has an infographic on real estate prices over the last 30 years.

CNN Money has a report on using your current home’s equity to buy a second home.

Would you want to make your next home a lighthouse? Turns out there are a number of lighthouses with homes that are up for sale.

Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith is entering the real estate business.

AOL Real Estate tries to predict the next housing hot spots.

And finally, have you ever heard of a “bedroom tax?” It’s a tax for households that have a spare bedroom and it’s causing quite a stir in the UK.