As sun, humidity and sweat descend upon most of us during the middle of July I would like to be able to tell you these real estate headlines will keep you cool amidst the summer heat. But I can’t. These headlines are however an essential part of your complete breakfast. Ok, that’s not true either. Nonetheless here’s your weekly dose of real estate headlines:

ABC News reports that soaring home prices are bringing sellers off the real estate sidelines.

RISMedia wonders if McMansions are starting to make a comeback.

Yahoo! Finance asks, what will waiting to buy a home cost you?

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is evidently looking for a mansion in London with the help of a friend of Prince William.

Looks like Mario can’t afford the mortgage on Princess Peach’s Castle from Super Mario 64. Movoto.com has it priced at just over $950 million.

Jackpot: the year’s most expensive real estate deals in Las Vegas.

If you missed it last week we highlighted some historical homes of significance as part of our Home of the Brave Week including the homes of Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin & Paul Revere.

Ever hear the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses?” Well this is the home that started that now famous phrase.

And finally, this might be the most beautifully boxy house you’ll ever come across and is also created to maximize natural heat & energy from the sun.