So long October. The holiday season is officially underway as November rolls in with it’s prelude to the winter festivities that will arrive before you know it. While I start to make my list and check it twice, here is your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week:

The Motely Fool has 5 questions to ask your real estate broker up front.

Zero Hedge thinks the “Oh Crap” moment for housing is now in the past.

In a recovery housing market, the Minneapolis Star Tribune believes cash is still king.

Realtor.com has 8 questions to help you resolve the rent or buy dilemma.

What are the top 10 towns with turnaround housing markets?

Can you “hack” your housing and get paid to live for free? BiggerPockets.com thinks there’s a way.

Twitter has helped revive a once seedy neighborhood in San Francisco.

And finally, take a look inside a bank turned luxury home.