Real Estate Headlines with Real Life Wall-E, Zombie Houses and More

Additional headlines include thrifty patio ideas, June housing stats and homes made of shipping containers.

How is July almost over already? Didn’t we just start summer? I’m feeling the need to spend more time in the pool in order to appreciate these days of summer. But before you get your swimmies on, here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines to start your week.

Good news. Foreclosures down and home sales are up slightly in June.

An apartment made from shipping containers is being erected in Washington this week.

What are the top 10 home features for which buyers will sacrifice location?

This New York building shows perfectly how mod design can look incredibly cool in real estate.

How can buyers look for signs that a home hasn’t been well maintained?

Somebody call Rick Grimes. Zombie houses are stalking central Massachusetts.

Can you renovate a kitchen as a renter?

I want a Jibo! It’s a robotic assistant for your home that looks like it came straight out of Wall-E.

And finally, here are some simple and thrifty was to deck out a patio.

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.