Oh 2013. Where did you go so quickly? Take this time to reflect on all that happened. But before you settle in on a new year’s resolution for 2014, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to close out the year.

New home sales have posted solid numbers to close out the year.

What was the biggest real estate story of 2013? How about homeowners gaining $2.2 trillion in equity?

Who wants to live in a haunted house? Turns out quite a few people don’t mind.

Turns out 2013 was a huge year for real estate records according to Business Insider.

These are some truly incredible kids spaces.

A new study claims that staging your home properly doesn’t influence selling price.

What was our most popular blog post of 2013? Would you believe it had to do with April Fool’s Day?

Everyone is predicting the real estate market in 2014, but how about the real estate market in 2030?

US News has a list of the 10 most competitive rental markets. No surprise that New York City is #1, but #2 is actually Portland.

And finally, this home looks like it is straight out of a video game.