Real Estate Headlines with Lego Apartments, Fast Company and Reality TV

Other headlines include homes of the future from the 50’s, cash is still king with new homes and signs you love your home too much.

Why do weekends in the summer go so quickly? It feels like an iced coffee kind of afternoon as we reach the last full week of July. Dog days of August await us next week, but before the humidity rises even further here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Can landscaping really deter intruders and pests?

Holy House Hunters, Batman! Will reality TV encourage home flippers to get back into the market?

Cash is still king especially in new home sales.

Being in the dog house is no longer a bad thing as more home owners are creating amenities to comfort their canines.

Don’t tell my boys, but “Lego” apartments are all the rage in Australia.

The first female mayor in Paris says her “absolute priority is housing.” Merveilleux d’entendre.

Fast Company has a feature on rooftop solar panels that also act as extra housing.

Oscar the Grouch would be jealous. An environmental activist just made a house out of garbage.

Check out these “homes of the future” from the 50’s and 60’s when plastic was thought to be the building future of the next century.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have agreed that the Dodd-Frank bill killed housing.

And finally, here are 12 signs you love your home a little too much.

Husband. Father. Socializer. Mets Lifer. TV Afficianado. Consumer Engager.

David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.