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The 5 Scariest Houses Ever

With Halloween just a few days away I though it was time to take a look at some of the scariest houses that have existed. Some are real homes and others are fictional, but all of them will haunt your thoughts. Ok, that was a bit much, but they’re still pretty creepy.

Advice from Real Homeowners

We’ve been talking about the value of a home and how it impacts the lifestyle of a person quite a bit lately. But sometimes you need to hear it from people who aren’t in the real estate industry. We get that so we hit to the streets and got some advice from real homeowners on what their home buying experience was like and what tips they have for first-time home buyers. Take a look.

September 29 / 2011
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The Honest Truth: People Are Buying Houses

I love my iPad. And one of my favorite apps is Zite. If you don’t have it, get it! It pulls articles of interest to you and essentially creates a daily online magazine with sections of interest to you. And what’s really cool about it is that it doesn’t only pull content from mainstream outlets, but allows me to read “off-the-beaten path” articles or blogs I might not have found before.

My “real estate” section routinely pulls blog posts from an outfit called The KMC blog. Yesterday I saw this great post and thought I’d share it. As a math guy, I loved the simple presence. The author broke down the National Association of Realtor’s estimate for annualized home sales for 2011 and determined that nearly 14,000 homes are being sold every day.

September 28 / 2011
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The Foldable House

This is seriously unique. By way of FastCoDesign.com, I discovered this video and photo of what appears to be the first portable and foldable house. It’s like a modular tent for the 21st century bedouin. You can rearrange walls, room sizes and the entire layout if you’re feeling quite handy.

August 25 / 2011

Going Beyond Square Footage

The size of a home is one of the first things that I looked at when buying my current home. Is it big enough for kids? Will we have enough room? Can we grow in this new place? But honestly, the square footage of a home isn’t what’s really important.

August 25 / 2011
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A Video Tour Through the Real Life House from “Up”

There are plenty of movies where a house is a central character to the plot of the story. You’ve got The Shining, The Money Pit, and Duplex just to name a few. But one of the most recent (and most popular) movies to use a home in a supporting role is Disney’s and Pixar’s movie, Up.

August 11 / 2011
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The Ultimate Entertainment House

Every home owner has at some point had to turn their living space into an entertainment venue for some kind of party or get together. Usually it requires moving some furniture, adding a few chairs or reorganizing your layout to accommodate for the extra people. But some places are built for the sole purpose of entertaining and this home at 9353 Nightingale Drive in Los Angeles, CA is one of those places.

June 27 / 2011

A House Run by a Droid

The Jetsons’ Rosey the Robot may have been the first droid to run a home, but Google is trying to bring it into a reality. While the title of this post may have you thinking about C-3PO taking orders for dinner and vacuuming your living room, an article from the NY Times highlights a new Google technology called Android@Home that turns your Android phone into your home’s control center.

May 23 / 2011
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The Home Alone Home – I’m 6 Years Old All Over Again

At the risk of sounding like a movie nerd, I watch a LOT of movies…probably more than I care to admit without otherwise writing under an assumed name. I’m not entirely sure how many theatres I’ve been to or how many bad made for TV movies with Hulk Hogan I’ve watched at home on my [...]

May 05 / 2011

What Makes a House a Home? Family

Everything changes when you become a parent. As a mother of two beautiful daughters, I can speak with first-hand experience. You begin looking through the world with a new lens on life, which affects many major decisions.  I remember looking for a home when I was pregnant with my first child, and I’ll never forget [...]

September 02 / 2010
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