I saw someone post on Twitter that December is the Friday of the months. Well, welcome to the last month of the year and all the gift wrapping, cookie eating, family gathering festivities it holds. I will try and stay focused as I share this weekly batch of real estate headlines.

Last week it was Detroit, this week it’s Vancouver transforming shipping containers into homes.

200 sq. ft. homes are popping up in Washington DC and they’re pretty nice. (image above copyright Boneyard Studios)

A home in Maine is producing as much electricity as it uses.

Business Insider asks you to step inside a Southern California home and see why the housing market is booming.

Last week, Coldwell Banker Real Estate released its annual Home Listing Report showing the most expensive and affordable markets across the country.

Realtor.org says a growing trend is more people are squeezing under one roof.

The New York Times looks at how new homes are being built for modern multigenerational families.

And finally, looking for holiday home gift ideas for those hard to buy for people on your list? Check out our holiday home gift guide.