Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house. Not a blogger was stirring, not even a mouse. The headlines have been hung by the chimney with care in the hopes that our blog readers may find them there. To save you all from more sad pun poetry, here are the latest real estate headlines:

Tis the season for year end lists, here’s a favorite of mine: The Top Athlete Homes of 2012.

Last week we shared some useful tips on selling your home in the winter.

Calculated Risk has a bullish housing forecast for 2013.

Are redevelopments of neighborhoods changing the way we think about heritage?

What were America’s hottest neighborhoods in 2012?

Here are 19 log cabins that stack above the rest.

And finally, it looks like snowboarder/skateboarder/Olympian Shaun White has chosen the beach over the mountains for his new home. (image above)