August is the most popular month for vacations, but it’s also one of the most popular months for moving as people try to get situated before school begins and autumn comes. With that in mind here are some of the top stories in real estate on this Monday morning, August 8, 2011:

Mint.com takes a look at how many homeowners are saving big by “living small.”

The Wall Street Journal reports on Realogy CEO calling for a White House summit on housing. (Full disclosure: Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is owned by Realogy)

The Street ranks America’s Most Walkable Cities and puts The Big Apple at #1.

RISMedia breaks out its crystal ball and sees real estate trends for the last half of 2011 and beyond.

And lastly, Agent Genius compares Coldwell Banker Bluescape search to a real estate version of Pandora.